Oscar Snubbed but Not Forgotten: The Renaissance of Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey is a cinematic enigma. His natural good looks (wonderfully tousled blond locks and baby blue eyes) have never stopped him from working, but they have gotten in the way of a meaningful career, relegating him to playing cardboard romantic leads, forgettable action heroes and stoners. Finally, in 2012, McConaughney was able to break out of this pattern and make his natural charm and appealing face work for him, not against him. Since he burst on the screen in 1993 with his iconic performance as David 'Alright, Alright, Alright' Wooderson in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused, McConaughey has always had an undeniable screen presence. Considering his matinee idol visage, his Texan drawl and his winning persona, it's no wonder that Hollywood came knocking. In the five years that followed his debut , McConaughey worked for directors such as John Sayles, Joel Schumacher, Robert Zemekis, Steven Spielberg and ...
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