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Bio For: Matthew McConaughey
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Texas native MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY (Mark Hanna) is one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading men. A chance meeting in Austin with casting director and producer Don Phillips led him to director Richard Linklater, who launched the actor's career in the cult classic "Dazed and Confused." Since then, he has appeared in over 40 feature films that have grossed over $1 billion; and has become a producer, director, and philanthropist - all the while sticking to his Texas roots and "jk livin'" ["just keep living"] philosophy.

2012 saw him spotlighted in four diverse performances. He won a Spirit Award for his portrayal of Dallas Rising in Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike," and was named the year's Best Supporting Actor by both the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics for his work in "Magic Mike" and Richard Linklater's "Bernie." Mr. McConaughey also received acclaim for his performance in Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy," and was a Spirit Award nominee for playing the title role in William Friedkin's "Killer Joe."

These were followed up by the critically acclaimed and much anticipated Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey dropped 47 pounds to play to role of AIDS stricken Ron Woodruff. The film was directed by Jean Marc Valle and also stars Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto.

April 2013 saw the release of Jeff Nichols' "Mud," which received rave reviews and was a sleeper hit in the national box office top 10 for five weeks.

In the first quarter of 2014, he will be seen starring alongside Woody Harrelson in the HBO dramatic series "True Detective." McConaughey is currently at work filming "Interstellar," directed by Christopher Nolan, for release in November 2014.

His other films include Brad Furman's "The Lincoln Lawyer," Ben Stiller's "Tropic Thunder," McG's "We Are Marshall," Jill and Karen Sprecher's "Thirteen Conversations About One Thing," Bill Paxton's "Frailty," Jonathan Mostow's "U-571," Ron Howard's "EDtv," Richard Linklater's "The Newton Boys," Steven Spielberg's "Amistad," Robert Zemeckis' "Contact," Joel Schumacher's "A Time to Kill," and John Sayles' "Lone Star."

In 2008, McConaughey started The just keep livin Foundation (www.jklivinfoundation.org), which is dedicated to helping boys and girls transform into men and women through programs that teach the importance of decision-making, health, education, and active living. The Foundation has partnered with Communities in Schools (CIS) - the nation's largest, non-profit, dropout-prevention organization - in West Los Angeles to implement fitness and wellness programs in two large urban high schools. Through an afterschool program, they are able to give kids a healthy start in life and the promise of a healthy future.

Movies For: Matthew McConaughey
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THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (R) On Video: 3/25/2014 At Theaters: 12/25/2013
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (R) On Video: 2/4/2014 At Theaters: 11/1/2013
MUD (PG-13) On Video: 8/6/2013 At Theaters: 4/26/2013
THE PAPERBOY (R) On Video: 1/22/2013 At Theaters: 10/5/2012
MAGIC MIKE (R) On Video: 10/23/2012 At Theaters: 6/29/2012
BERNIE (PG-13) On Video: 8/21/2012 At Theaters: 4/27/2012
THE LINCOLN LAWYER (R) On Video: 7/12/2011 At Theaters: 3/18/2011
GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST (PG-13) On Video: 9/22/2009 At Theaters: 5/1/2009
FOOL'S GOLD (PG-13) On Video: 6/17/2008 At Theaters: 2/8/2008
WE ARE MARSHALL (PG) On Video: 9/18/2007 At Theaters: 12/22/2006
FAILURE TO LAUNCH (PG-13) On Video: 6/27/2006 At Theaters: 3/10/2006
TWO FOR THE MONEY (R) On Video: 1/17/2006 At Theaters: 10/7/2005
SAHARA (PG-13) On Video: 8/30/2005 At Theaters: 4/8/2005
HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS (PG-13) On Video: 7/1/2003 At Theaters: 2/7/2003
REIGN OF FIRE (PG-13) On Video: 11/19/2002 At Theaters: 7/12/2002
FRAILTY (R) On Video: 9/17/2002 At Theaters: 4/12/2002
THE WEDDING PLANNER (PG-13) On Video: 7/3/2001 At Theaters: 1/26/2001
U-571 (PG-13) On Video: 10/3/2000 At Theaters: 4/21/2000
EDTV (PG-13) On Video: 8/17/1999 At Theaters: 3/26/1999
THE NEWTON BOYS (PG-13) On Video: 8/18/1998 At Theaters: 3/27/1998
AMISTAD (R) On Video: 6/9/1998 At Theaters: 12/12/1997
CONTACT (PG) On Video: 12/16/1997 At Theaters: 7/11/1997
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