Matthew McConaughey

Actor Matthew McConaughey

Matthew David McKonaughey 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. His best-known movies include The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, Fool's Gold, The Lincoln Lawyer, Bernie, Killer Joe and Magic Mike.
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Uvalde, Texas
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Matthew McConaughey hails Nick Foles in newspaper ad
ABC News - 9 days
Actor Matthew McConaughey took out a full page ad in a Texas newspaper to congratulate fellow Texan and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles on his Super Bowl win
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Beyonce, Clooney, Streisand to headline Harvey telethon September 12
Yahoo News - 6 months
Singer Beyonce and actor George Clooney will headline a telethon to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which has displaced more than 1 million people in Texas, organizers said on Tuesday. "Hand in Hand," a Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, will air live on September 12 from Los Angeles, New York and Nashville on broadcast networks ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC as well as cable music channel CMT and digital platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The broadcast, which will air live on the U.S. East Coast at 8 p.m. EDT (midnight GMT) and replay on the West Coast at 8 p.m. PST, will include musical performances, taped messages and live appearances from a host of celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, actors Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Julia Roberts, and singers Barbra Streisand, Blake Shelton and George Strait.
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'Dark Tower' Debuts At No. 1 Despite Terrible Reviews
Huffington Post - 7 months
The Stephen King adaptation starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey earned a modest $19.5 million.
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Review: The Good, the Bad and the Stupid in ‘The Dark Tower’
NYTimes - 7 months
Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey star in “The Dark Tower,” a mess of a movie based on Stephen King’s sprawling, multivolume series of the same title.
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Sony's long-awaited 'Dark Tower' may unseat 'Dunkirk' with $25-million box-office premiere - Los Angeles Times
Google News - 7 months
Los Angeles Times Sony's long-awaited 'Dark Tower' may unseat 'Dunkirk' with $25-million box-office premiere Los Angeles Times Idris Elba stars as the Gunslinger opposite Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black in "The Dark Tower." By Ryan FaughnderContact Reporter · Stephen King · Warner Bros. Halle Berry · Relativity Media · Larry Ellison · J.J. Abrams ... A Guide to The Dark Tower Series's Weirdest Words and PhrasesVulture Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba face off in Stephen King's nearly unadaptable 'Dark Tower'USA TODAY The Dark Tower Explained: Everything to Know About the Upcoming FilmComingSoon.net Bustle -Cinema Blend -New York Daily News -PEOPLE.com all 187 news articles »
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Matthew McConaughey Finds Out About Sam Shepard's Death During Red Carpet Interview
Huffington Post - 7 months
“Sam Shepard moved on?” he asked candidly, before eulogizing his "Mud" co-star.
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Movie openings, Aug. 4
LATimes - 7 months
Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey star in an adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” and Halle Berry returns in the thriller “Kidnap.” The dance documentary “Step” and “Hell or High Water” writer Taylor Sheridan’s directorial effort “Wind River,” starring Jeremy Renner, highlight limited...
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Is The Quintessential Rom-Com Dead?
Huffington Post - 8 months
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Books To Read Before The Summer Movie Comes Out
Huffington Post - 9 months
Tulip Fever By Deborah Moggach 288 pages; Dial Press Sex, art, flowers: It’s the 1630s in Amsterdam in Tulip Fever, and everybody is obsessed with at least one of the three. In the film version of Deborah Moggach’s 1999 novel, opening August 25, the center of attention is Sophia (Alicia Vikander), who’s a devoted wife to her aged merchant husband—until the introduction of the brooding artist hired to paint their portrait. Moggach’s novel delivers plenty of hot-and-heavy lust and betrayal, but she’s also done her homework on a remarkable moment in Dutch history, masterfully weaving in observations about religion and economics, delivered in prose as elegant as a Vermeer: “She is color, waiting to be mixed; a painting, ready to be brushed into life. She is a moment, waiting to be fixed forever under a shiny varnish.” The Beguiled By Thomas Cullinan 384 pages; Penguin Books Thomas Cullinan’s 1966 novel about the Civil War first hit theaters in 1971, with Clint Eastwood star...
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'Bachelorette' Rachel's Contestant Bios, By The Numbers
Huffington Post - 9 months
Rachel Lindsay’s season of “The Bachelorette” has been tacitly cast as a new step toward diversity for the franchise. So how do her suitors stack up? Will she be meeting 31 clones, or men from all backgrounds?  The cast, at first glance, actually promises to offer a more varied one than usual ― more non-white men, fewer fitness trainers, and some real quirky options. Here’s a quick breakdown of Rachel’s dudes by the numbers: Men of color: 14  Not bad! Gelled pompadours: 12 They’re rocking those Jordan Rodgers haircuts. V-neck T-shirts: 15 Sigh.  Personal trainers: 1 Fewer than usual, actually! ER doctors: 2 Keeping the mansion safe since 2017. Lawyers: 2 Three, counting Rachel! Tickle monsters: 1 We’re hoping this isn’t code for “molester.” Whabooms: 1 Sure. Fans of The Rock: 3 And every red-blooded straight woman in America. Fans of Matthew McConaughey: 2 All right all right all right. Haters of Mike “The Situation” ...
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Finally, The Trailer For 'The Dark Tower' Is Here
Huffington Post - 10 months
After 10 years of development, “The Dark Tower” is at last headed to the big screen. The first trailer previews a stormy adaptation of Stephen King’s series about an 11-year-old adventurer (Tom Taylor) whisked to another dimension, where he becomes involved in a plot to save the world. Idris Elba plays the Gunslinger, who is on a quest to stop the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) from destroying the titular tower.  J.J. Abrams was attached to direct when the movie was first announced in 2007, then Ron Howard took over, and now Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel (”A Royal Affair”) is steering the ship. “The Dark Tower” opens Aug. 4. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Dark Tower Posters Featuring Elba and McConaughey - ComingSoon.net
Google News - 10 months
ComingSoon.net Dark Tower Posters Featuring Elba and McConaughey ComingSoon.net We've already seen motion posters and trailer teases today, and now Columbia Pictures and MRC have released two The Dark Tower posters as well! You can view them in the gallery below, and stay tuned for the trailer tomorrow. Stephen King's The Dark ... Matthew McConaughey & Idris Elba Exchange Tweets Over New 'Dark Tower' Footage – WatchDeadline Matthew McConaughey on Twitter: ".@idriselba You want the Tower?"Twitter all 71 news articles »
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5 Books We Want To See On Screen Now
Huffington Post - 11 months
For Vogue, by MICHELLE RUIZ. The end of “Big Little Lies” — in all of its sexy, psychotic glory — has left a glaring hole in our prestige television regimens. What will become of Sunday nights? Thankfully, a spate of juicy, epic, and brilliant best-sellers may be headed to the screen soon enough. Paging Reese Witherspoon, queen of the Hollywood book adaptation — we’re waiting... The Mothers Brit Bennett’s The New York Times best-selling debut novel about a love triangle and a mother’s dark past in a small, God-fearing Southern California town is not only slated for big-screen treatment courtesy of Warner Bros., but also has Kerry Washington signed on to produce. If fans are lucky, she’ll cast herself as the mysterious mother of the main character, Nadia Turner. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Like Big Little Lies, Maria Semple’s 2012 novel is teeming with tiger moms and mystery. Now, everyone’s go-to smart, snappy vacation book recommendation is heading to the silver screen, wi...
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Jay Leno Returns To 'The Tonight Show' To Roast Donald Trump
Huffington Post - 11 months
Jay Leno made a return to “The Tonight Show” on Thursday to tag in during Jimmy Fallon’s monologue.  The comedian, who left his hosting gig at the show in 2014, held nothing back, making jabs at everyone from Willie Nelson to Colin Kaepernick to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Considering the current political climate, Leno also made a few quips about Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders and, of course, Donald Trump. “Trump said he won’t throw out the first pitch. He’s skipping the correspondents’ dinner. Is he that thin-skinned?” Leno asked, adding, “You know, if this guy was any more of a pussy he could grab himself,” prompting the audience to erupt into cheers. “And where are all these jobs?” he went on. “Where are all these jobs Trump promised? You know, Sears just announced they’re closing 42 stores. You know what that means? Lost jobs for 42 sales clerks.” The monologue didn’t come without one misstep, though, when Leno poked fun at Caitlyn Jenner’s transiti...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Matthew McConaughey
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 46
    In 2016, McConaughey was hired as creative director and celebrity spokesman for Wild Turkey's latest campaign, to bring in more women and more international customers. McConaughey met Brazilian model and television performer Camila Alves in 2006. 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.
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    McConaughey is teaching classes at the University of Texas, the first session of which was about the filming of the 2016 film Free State of Jones.
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    McConaughey started the just keep livin foundation, which is "dedicated to helping teenage kids lead active lives and make healthy choices to become great men and women". On February 25, 2016, McConaughey received the Creative Conscience award from unite4:humanity for his work with his just keep livin foundation.
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  • 2015
    Age 45
    After finishing Gus van Sant's 2015 film The Sea of Trees with Ken Watanabe, McConaughey starred in two films for 2016 release: Gold and The Free State of Jones.
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  • 2014
    Age 44
    He shared star billing with Woody Harrelson in HBO's 2014 series True Detective.
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    In August 2014, the Lincoln Motor Company signed a multi-year collaboration with McConaughey for an ad campaign.
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    During this time, McConaughey recorded a public service announcement in Austin, Texas for the LBJ Presidential Library. In April 2014, Time magazine included McConaughey in its annual Time 100 as one of the "Most Influential People in the World."
  • 2013
    Age 43
    In 2013, he played Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club.
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  • 2012
    Age 42
    In June 2012, McConaughey was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    In 2012, McConaughey starred alongside Channing Tatum in Magic Mike, based on Tatum's early life, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 38
    On January 21, 2008, McConaughey became the new spokesman for the national radio campaign, "Beef: It's What's for Dinner", replacing Sam Elliot.
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  • 2006
    Age 36
    McConaughey also provided voice work in an ad campaign for the Peace Corps in late 2006.
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    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.
  • 2005
    Age 35
    That same year, McConaughey was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" for 2005.
    McConaughey starred in the 2005 feature film Sahara, along with Steve Zahn and Penélope Cruz.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 22
    In 1992, he was cast as "Joe" in Trisha Yearwood's video for her hit song "Walkaway Joe."
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 19
    He began in the fall of 1989 and graduated in the spring of 1993 with a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television-Film.
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  • 1988
    Age 18
    He lived for a year in Warnervale, New South Wales, Australia, as a Rotary exchange student in 1988.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Age 10
    McConaughey moved to Longview, Texas in 1980, where he attended Longview High School.
  • 1969
    Born
    Matthew McConaughey, the youngest of three boys, was born on November 4, 1969 in Uvalde, Texas.
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