19 January 2013 9:20 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

You might not have expected to see Matthew McConaughey, version 1.0, in a place like the Sundance Film Festival (not many studio romcoms play in Park City, and the temperatures are far too cold for shirt doffing), but McConaughey 2.0, who reinvented his career last year with daring performances in indie after indie? You bet. And so it was that McConaughey celebrated last night at the Grey Goose Lounge, where he was touting his upcoming film Mud and looking back on all those 2012 indies that nourished his actor bona fides while draining his pocketbook. "They don't pay near as well," he chuckled. "It's ironic, I had my best and most fun, creative year of making films ... and I lost money for the first time!"McConaughey's looking healthier these days after gaining back 27 of the 47 pounds he lost for his most recent indie, Dallas Buyers Club, and he »

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