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Last year, Matthew McConaughey played a cowboy stripper named Dallas, and this week the Texas-bred actor portrays the man who started the real-life Dallas Buyers Club. But there won't be any scandalous shirt-ripping or butt-less chaps in this heavy drama.
"Dallas Buyers Club" tells the true story of Ron Woodroof (McConaughey), a homophobic Texas electrician who is diagnosed with HIV in 1986 and given 30 days to live. Unable to get effective medicine due to government legal restrictions, Woodroof smuggles drugs into the country and starts a Buyers Club to help other AIDS patients. McConaughey lost an astonishing 50 pounds for the role, which critics are already calling the best performance of his career.
While you've seen McConaughey do everything from tearing a courtroom apart to tearing his clothes off, you may not know everything about him. From his nude, bongo-playing arrest to his odd body hygiene choices, here are 20 things you probably don't know about Matthew McConaughey. »
- Erin Whitney
We’ve seen a noticeable rise in recent years in terms of Lgbt visibility in Hollywood, but if you flash back even ten years ago—let alone twenty or thirty—the number of “out” performers and gay film and TV projects dwindles markedly. This was the Dark Ages, when Hollywood brought out maybe one movie a year with a gay character (who hopefully didn’t die or wasn’t a stereotype), and maybe one or two art-house films that broke through the clutter. Things began to improve in the 90’s, but it’s largely been since the age of reality television and the rise of cable over the past 15 years that we’ve really begun to see a more realistic breadth and scope of gay life being portrayed in a wide variety of ways.
Before that however, there were a handful of brave performers who—though not necessarily gay themselves »
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It's not that we condone violence, it's just that we can't help but root for ass-kicking women in fictional scenarios. This week we want to know, what's your favorite fight scene?
Heather Hogan: I've read/watched all the Harry Potters so many times I've lost count, but seeing Hermione Granger unleash her righteous fury on Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabn is as exciting now as it was the first time I saw it. The name calling ("You! You foul, loathsome, evil, little cockroach!") the way he whimpers when she's got her wand pressed against his jugular, the moment she turns away when she realizes he's not good enough for her magic, then — Whamo! — a full-on Muggle-punch to the face. It still makes me cheer.
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Getting killed off at the beginning of "Scream" was the best thing that could have happened to Drew Barrymore.Save for some critical love for "Boys on the Side," Drew's career wasn't exactly booming when she signed on to play the ill-fated Casey Becker in Wes Craven's 1996 hit horror movie ... a movie that single-handedly brought the slasher flick back to life.The film also made Drew a bona fide "Scream Queen." On Barrymore's 38th birthday, we're celebrating all the women who successfully (or sometimes, unsuccessfully) went head-to-head against Ghostface, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger and other knife-wielding maniacs.Check out some of the biggest scream queens of the '70s, '80s and '90s in the gallery above.Which one was your favorite? Sound off below! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
4 items from 2013
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