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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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