Also Known For : Producer
Birth Place : Uvalde, Texas, United States of America
Zodiac Sign : Scorpio
Chinese Zodiac : Rooster
Birth Element : Earth
Matthew McConaughey Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
Matthew McConaughey is an acclaimed Texan actor with a rangy physique who has majored in memorable roles such as Dazed and Confused. He came to prominence after starring in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ which he won his first Oscar. He followed it up with an Emmy Award for ‘True Detective’ film. Now the thespian continues his spicy fantasy by playing the ‘Interstellar’ movie. After casting two high profiled films in 1996, a Texan product hasn’t shown any back-track complaint.
Childhood And Early Life
On November 4, 1969, Mathew McConaughey was born in Texas, Uvalde, United States. His father, James Donald McConaughey was a renowned oil supplier while his mother, Mary Kathleen was a kindergarten teacher. Mathew’s family moved to Longview where he attended Longview High School. After embracing the school’s environment, Mathew was voted as ‘the most handsome lad in Longview Lobo Yearbook.’ From his teenage life, McConaughey wanted to become a profound actor. It came to appoint where he declined to help his father in his oil business. At the end of it all, he had his plans and decisions. In 1988, Mathew traveled to, New South Wales, Australia and enrolled in a Student Exchange Program. He later joined the University of Texas at Austin College of Communications. After two to three years, Mathew graduated with a degree in Radio, Television, and Film.
McConaughey started to appear in small roles as well as TV commercials. His breakthrough came when he starred in ‘A Time to Kill’ film. That’s where he secured an opportunity by bagging endless roles and invites. Nevertheless, his easygoing personality also helped him to oversee his career to the highest rank. In a short time, he appeared in A Time to Kill in 1996 in collaboration with Kevin Spacey and Sandra Bullock. Public forums often had a doubt and lots of lingering questions about the relation between him and Bullock. But they closed the dialogue by urging that they were only close friends.
In 1996 Mathew filled the Vanity Fair cover and was seen as the only rising star in Hollywood. He also participated in several projects that made him a winner at the end of the day. This established his fame as a new actor. He went along and appeared in Contact together with Jodie Foster in 1997.In the same lane, Mathew played in Steven Spielberg’s Amistad.
From thriller to comic and romance, Mathew bounced back with a film titled The Wedding Planner in 2001 and How to Lose Guy in 10 days in 2003.He then went back to action films such as 2005’s Sahara where he had a romantic relation with Penelope Cruz. In 2005 he went to work with Al Pacino where he starred in dramatic thriller named Money in 2005. Well, his earlier film wasn’t applauded at the box office as he had expected. But he remained popular and cemented back his status with a name ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in Peoples Magazine.
In 2006 Mathew returned to his casual territory and played Failure to launch romantic comedy. In 2008 he re-teamed up with Kate Hudson and took part in 2008’s Fool’s Gold. He also appeared in 2008 Tropic Thunder drama by taking the Owen Wilson part. In 2009 he went on and starred The Ghosts of Girlfriends in partnership with Michael Douglas. After taking a short break, Mathew played as Mick Haller in The Lincoln Lawyer. He followed it up with Killer Joe in 2011 and Mud drama in 2012.The films received both commercial and critical acclaim.
In the mid of 1999, Matthew McConaughey began to show unspecified notoriety out of screen character. He had unexpected visitors (police) in his Texas, home. Police received several noise complaints in his homestead. They brought everything to light when they found a bare Mathew busy dancing the bongos at his home. To their shock, they discovered a small amount of marijuana. He declined to arrest, but he was charged with holding illegal drugs and distracting others. But the case was later dropped after he paid a ransom amount of fine.
Matthew McConaughey created a footing named as J.K. Living Foundation which is mainly dedicated to high school students. Mathew married his longtime girlfriend Camila Alves; a Brazilian model in 2012. The couple has three children. In April 2014, Matthew was named as the ‘Most Influential People in the World.’