REIGN OF FIRE
From his comedic portrayal
of David Wooderson in Richard
Linklater's coming-of-age comedy, "Dazed and Confused," to his
critically acclaimed Jake Brigance in "A Time To Kill," MATTHEW
MCCONAUGHEY (Van Zan) has
exhibited a wide range of talent on the big screen.
Boasting a diverse resume,
he has earned a wide array of credits working with some of the industry's top
actors and directors.
McConaughey earned rave
reviews and almost overnight stardom with his performance in "A Time To
Kill" (Dir. Joel Schumacher), which also starred Kevin Spacey, Samuel L.
Jackson, and Sandra Bullock. McConaughey
then went on to star in "Amistad" (Dir. Steven Spielberg) working
alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins and Morgan Freeman in his portrayal of Roger S.
Baldwin. Next, he took the lead in Robert Zemeckis'
"Contact" opposite Jodie Foster. Later, McConaughey
teamed up with Woody Harrelson, Jenna Elfman and Ellen DeGeneres in Ron Howard's
"Edtv." Other credits include "Dazed and Confused,"
"Angels in the Outfield," "Lone Star," "Glory
Days," and "U-571," which co-starred Bill Paxton. Most recently,
McConaughey appeared opposite Jennifer Lopez in Adam Shankman's romantic
comedy, "The Wedding Planner."
McConaughey most recently
appeared in "Frailty," which was released by Lion's Gate in April. McConaughey
played the role of Fenton Meiks, the narrator of the film and the most complex
and surprising character.
McConaughey has his own
production company, j.k. livin, which is currently in development for projects
with Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Paramount and Imagine Entertainment. j.k.
livin executive produced the acclaimed feature documentary "Hands On a
Hardbody." The company collaborated with Sandra Bullock's Fortis Films to
produce "Making Sandwiches," which debuted at the Sundance Film
Festival. McConaughey also wrote and directed the short films "The
Rebel" and "Chicano Chariots."
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