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Matthew McConaughey

Born: November 4, 1969, Uvalde, Texas - USA

Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor, director, producer, writer, and co-teacher at the University of Texas at Austin, where he co-teaches “Advanced Producing: Script to Screen”.

He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy “Dazed and Confused” (1993), before going on to appear in the slasher film “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation” (1994), the legal thriller “A Time to Kill” (1996), the comedy film “Larger than Life” (1996), Steven Spielberg's historical drama “Amistad” (1997), the science fiction drama “Contact” (1997), the comedy “EDtv” (1999), and the war film “U-571” (2000).

In the 2000s, McConaughey became best known for starring in romantic comedies, including “The Wedding Planner” (2001), “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” (2003), “Failure to Launch” (2006), “Fool's Gold” (2008), and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” (2009).

Since 2011, he has preferred dramatic roles, in such films as “The Lincoln Lawyer” (2011), “Bernie” (2011), “Killer Joe” (2011), “The Paperboy” (2012), “Mud” (2012), “Magic Mike” (2012), “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013), “Interstellar” (2014), “The Sea of Trees” (2016), and “Free State of Jones” (2016).

McConaughey achieved ample success in 2013 and 2014. In 2013, McConaughey portrayed Ron Woodroof, a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS in the biographical film “Dallas Buyers Club”, which earned him the Academy Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award, all for Best Actor, among other awards and nominations.

In 2014, he starred as Rust Cohle in the first season of HBO's crime drama anthology series “True Detective”, for which he won the Critics' Choice Television Award and TCA Award, and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.

McConaughey met Camilla Alves in 2006. The couple became engaged on December 25, 2011, and were married in a private Catholic ceremony on June 9, 2012, in Austin, Texas, where they reside.

Together, they have three children: sons Levi Alves McConaughey (born July 7, 2008) and Livingston Alves McConaughey (born December 28, 2012), and daughter Vida Alves McConaughey (born January 3, 2010).

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White Boy Rick (2018)

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The story of teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

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The Beach Bum (2018)

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An irreverent comedy about the misadventures of Moondog, a rebellious and lovable rogue who lives large.

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The Dark Tower (2017)

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There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

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The Sea of Trees (2017)

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A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

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Gold (2016)

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Kenny Wells, a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, is desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.

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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

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In the epic fantasy, scruffy, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living while devotedly caring for his mother in their sleepy shoreside village. It is a quiet existence – until a spirit from the past catches up with him to enforce an age-old vendetta. Suddenly on the run from gods and monsters, Kubo’s chance for survival rests on finding the magical suit of armor once worn by his fallen father, the greatest samurai the world has ever known. Summoning courage, Kubo embarks on a thrilling odyssey as he faces his family’s history, navigates the elements, and bravely fights for the earth and the stars.

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Sing (2016)

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A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.

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Free State of Jones (2016)

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True Civil War era story about a white Southerner who falls for a slave and consequently rebels against the Confederacy.

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Interstellar (2014)

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Our destiny lies above us. Academy Award®- nominated filmmaker Christopher Nolan takes us on another epic science fiction journey with Interstellar. Based on the scientific theories of CalTech physicist Kip Thorne, Nolan's deep space opus depicts a heroic interstellar voyage to the very edge of the universe. Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway join an acclaimed crew including Jessica Chastain and Oscar veterans Ellen Burstyn and Michael Caine as members of an interspace exploratory team that overcome the impossible by traveling through a newly discovered wormhole, surpassing the limits of human space travel and emerging in another dimension entirely.

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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

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A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belforts autobiography.

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

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Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.

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Killer Joe (2012)

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A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young mans virginal sister (Juno Temple).

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Magic Mike (2012)

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Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

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The Paperboy (2012)

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A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.

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Mud (2012)

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A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they are separated and sent to different relatives.

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Bernie (2011)

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In this true story in the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, and it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Until that day news came that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder.

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

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A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.

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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

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When notorious womanizer Connor Mead attends his brother Paul's wedding, he is forced to re-evaluate his behavior as he comes face-to-face with the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future, along with his deceased uncle. The experience changes his attitude and allows him to reconnect with his first and only love, Jenny.

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Tropic Thunder (2008)

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Vietnam veteran \Four Leaf\ Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film. Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes. Unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.

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Fool's Gold (2008)

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Charming but luckless treasure hunter Ben Finnegan has sacrificed his relationship with his wife to search for the Queens Dowry, a legendary treasure lost at sea. But the discovery of a new clue rekindles his hope for riches -- and his marriage.

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Surfer, Dude (2008)

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A wave twisting tale of a soul searching surfer experiencing an existential crisis.

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Failure to Launch (2006)

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Tripp, an attractive man in his thirties, is still living with his parents Al and Sue. Tripps best friends Demo and Ace are also still living in their parents homes and seem proud of it. Al and Sue are not happy, however, and are fascinated when friends whose adult son has recently moved away from home reveal they hired an expert to arrange the matter and couldnt be happier with the result.

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We Are Marshall (2006)

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When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

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Sahara (2005)

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Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure hunt.

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

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An advice columnist, Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson), tries pushing the boundaries of what she can write about in her new piece about how to get a man to leave you in 10 days. Her editor, Lana (Bebe Neuwirth), loves it, and Andie goes off to find a man she can use for the experiment. Enter executive Ben Berry (Matthew McConaughey), who is so confident in his romantic prowess that he thinks he can make any woman fall in love with him in 10 days. When Andie and Ben meet, their plans backfire.

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Tiptoes (2003)

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A man is reluctant to tell his fiancee that his parents, uncle and brother are dwarfs.

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Reign of Fire (2002)

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In post-apocalyptic England, an American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a brood of fire-breathing dragons seeking to return to global dominance after centuries of rest underground. The Brit -- leading a clan of survivors to hunt down the King of the Dragons -- has much at stake: His mother was killed by a dragon, but his love is still alive.

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Frailty (2001)

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A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed \demons.\

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U-571 (2000)

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In the midst of World War II, the battle below the seas rages. The Nazis have the upper edge as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. That is, until a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, and the Allies realise this is their chance to seize the enigma coding machine. But masquerading as Nazis and taking over the U-boat is the smallest of their problems..

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Edtv (1999)

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Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.

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The Newton Boys (1998)

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A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.

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Contact (1997)

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Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.

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Amistad (1997)

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In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque (Djimon Hounsou) leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson (Morgan Freeman) wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin (Matthew McConaughey) to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams (Anthony Hopkins) also becomes an ally.

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A Time to Kill (1996)

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A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.

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Lone Star (1996)

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When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

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Larger Than Life (1996)

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Motivational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a \huge\ inheritance. When he gets there, he finds that his inheritance has come in the form of an elephant that was his father's pride and joy in circus acts. His main intention is to sell the pachyderm off. Jack must choose between loud and rude zookeeper Mo or attractive animal show owner Terry. As the two treks through the country Jack and the elephant develop a bond, and it changes his approach on life for the better.

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Glory Daze (1995)

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It's punk rock meets Animal House in this campus comedy that stars Ben Affleck as Jack, a soon-to-be graduate who finds he's having a difficult time letting go of the college life -- and decides maybe he doesn't have to. Also questioning whether there's life after college are Jack's roommates: Rob, who fears domestication; comic-strip artist Mickey, who's shy around girls; intellectual party animal Slosh; and perpetual student Dennis.

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Boys on the Side (1995)

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After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh to pick up Robin's friend Holly, who is trying to escape an abusive relationship. With three distinct personalities, the women must overcome their differences to help one another.

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)

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Everyone's favorite chainsaw-wielding psychopath, Leatherface, is back for more prom-night gore, and this time he's joined by his bloodthirsty family. Four stranded yet carefree teens are taken in by a backwoods family, clueless of their host family's grisly habits. The terrified youths, including sweet Jenny, try to escape from Leatherface and his crazed clan, including the bionic Vilmer.

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Dazed and Confused (1993)

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A look at some Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum when his football coach demands he sign a \no drugs\ pledge.

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