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Fool's Gold... Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson go for the gold (and the diamonds, emeralds... more info $5.98was $5.98 Buy Now

Ghosts Of... Connor Mead is the kind of guy who dumps three girlfriends. At the same time. By... more info $5.98was $5.98 Buy Now

Frailty DVD ... Bill Paxton makes his directorial debut with this stunning Southern Gothic... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

Lone Star DVD ... An Academy Award nominee for its screenplay, "Lone Star" (1996) offers a... more info $5.99was $14.98 Buy Now

Amistad DVD ... Steven Spielberg directed this film based on the true story of an 1839 uprising... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

Reign Of Fire... Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale star in this 2002 sword-and-sorcery... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Matthew David Mcconaughey Died:
Born: November 4, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Uvalde, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ... actor screenwriter producer director
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A laid-back actor who stood out from Hollywood for his down-to-earth charm and fun-loving lifestyle, Matthew McConaughey was the exact opposite of his image behind the scenes and used his strong work ethic to carve out a vibrant career marked with a number of quality performances. McConaughey made his first impression early on as an older guy who hangs out with high school kids in Richard Linklater's stoner comedy "Dazed and Confused" (1993), and went on to supporting turns in "Angels in the Outfield" (1994) and "Boys on the Side" (1995). He delivered a hailed performance as a small town deputy who is later murdered in John Sayles' indie drama "Lone Star" (1996), before graduating to large scale studio films like "Amistad" (1997), "Contact" (1997) and "EDtv" (1999). Also in 1999, McConaughey made headlines for his comical arrest for disturbing the peace and possession of cannabis - he was found in his home loudly playing bongos naked late in the night. While accepting the subsequent ridicule, McConaughey starred in one of his more popular films, "The Wedding Planner" (2001), and followed up with a darker turn in the serial killer thriller "Frailty" (2002). After a pair of disappointing showings with "Sahara" (2005) and "We are Marshall" (2008), McConaughey received some of the best notices of his career as "The Lincoln Lawyer" (2011), a film that began a rebound some wags dubbed "the McConnaisance," which culminated in a Best Actor Oscar for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club" (2013). Having navigated the peaks and valleys of his career, McConaughey always exhibited a humility and exuberant spirit that was contagious both on and off screen.

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