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Matthew McConaughey

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Born Nov 4, 1969

Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor. After a series of minor roles in the early 1990s, McConaughey gained notice for his breakout role in Dazed and Confused. He then appeared in films such as A Time to Kill, Contact, U-571, Sahara, and We Are Marshall. McConaughey is best known for his performances in The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, Fool's Gold, Contact, The Lincoln Lawyer, Bernie, Killer Joe and Magic Mike.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1969 Birth McConaughey, the youngest of three boys, was born on November 4, 1969 in Uvalde, Texas. … Read More
1980 10 Years Old McConaughey moved to Longview, Texas in 1980, where he attended Longview High School.

TEENAGE

1988 18 Years Old He lived for a year in Warnervale, New South Wales, Australia, as a Rotary exchange student in 1988. … Read More
1989 19 Years Old He began in the fall of 1989 and graduated spring of 1993 with a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television-Film. … Read More

TWENTIES

1991 21 Years Old McConaughey began his acting career in 1991, appearing in television commercials, including one for the Austin, Texas daily newspaper, the Austin American-Statesman, which is credited as his first speaking role. … Read More
1992 22 Years Old In 1992, he was cast as "Joe" in Trisha Yearwood's video for her hit song "Walkaway Joe." … Read More

THIRTIES

2005 35 Years Old 1 More Event
McConaughey starred in the 2005 feature film Sahara, along with Steve Zahn and Penélope Cruz. … Read More
2006 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, he co-starred with Sarah Jessica Parker in the romantic comedy Failure to Launch and as Marshall head football coach Jack Lengyal in We Are Marshall.
2008 38 Years Old On January 21, 2008, McConaughey became the new spokesman for the national radio campaign, "Beef: It's What's for Dinner", replacing Sam Elliot. … Read More

FORTIES

2011 41 Years Old …  The couple became engaged on December 25, 2011, and were married on June 9, 2012, in Austin, Texas (where they reside) in a private Catholic ceremony. … Read More
2012 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, McConaughey starred alongside Channing Tatum in Magic Mike, based on Tatum's early life, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh. … Read More
2013 43 Years Old In 2013, he played the role of Ron Woodroof in the movie Dallas Buyers Club, which required him to lose 38 pounds. … Read More
…  In 2014, he also starred as Rustin Cohle in the acclaimed HBO crime anthology series True Detective, for which he won a Critics' Choice Award and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
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