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|Birth Place:||Uvalde, Texas, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
On October 25, 1999, McConaughey was arrested in Texas for possessesion of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and resisting transport. All charges were dropped and the actor was fined $50 for violation of a noise ordinance.
Purchased a 1,600-acre ranch in west Texas for $500,000.
McConaughey reportedly reads from "The Greatest Salesman in the World" by Og Mandino daily. "It's the only book I have read cover to cover," he was quoted as saying in Harper's Bazaar, August 1996.
"Let's face it. Matthew's got those three things that make you a star: you got to be smart, you got to have talent, and the girls have got to want to fuck you."---casting director Don Phillips quoted in Vanity Fair, August 1996.
"I think he's much more like Brando... But I do think he's a total original. I don't know anyone like him. There's an innate integrity and, yes, elegence about Matthew, yet there's a kind of shitkicking, dangerous side to him too."---Director Joel Schumacher quoted in Vanity Fair, August 1996.
"You have certain things that you think about when you set out to make a life for yourself... You have your family name, for one. And you're an American, you've got your patriotism, that's the reason you have to do things right. Another one is 'under God', whatever that means to you. Well, Texas is the only state where you've got a fourth thing slapping you on the ass, saying 'Do right.' It's a state of mind, you can't explain it."---McConaughey in Premiere, August 1996.
"I've seen people get cynical in this business... I know I've got to work my butt off to maintain a good perspective. I don't think I can be alive unless I'm looking at the world as a good place."---McConaughey quoted in Newsweek, July 8, 1996.
"My dad's death made me feel I was responsible for myself. Suddenly I understood that each day is a building block to the future. Who I am today is dependent on who I was yesterday. I was a late bloomer. My father's death also made me realize that I had to be responsible in my relationships with others. Especially with my mother... I've become more protective of her. I became a man the day my father died. Nothing in my life gave me more clarity and a stronger sense of responsibility. I've become a better lover, a closer friend and a kinder stranger."---McConaughey to Parade, March 7, 1999.
"I had the luxury of talking to people beforehand about what it [fame] was going to be like. I became good friends with Sandra Bullock, so I talked to her. But as much as you can rationalise [sic] it in your head, you have no idea what it does to your soul. People want a piece of you. Before, if people wanted something from me, if they were being honest and straight, it was like 'sure... no problem.' I was a fairly open person. But afterwards, things happen and you discover that someone has lied to you and you go 'son of a bitch!' And it's like 'where did that come from? Nobody was lying to me before.'"---McConaughey to the London Times, November 6, 1999.
"I'll keep makin' a livin' with my life and a life with my livin', 'cuz when the J's for 'just' and the K's for 'keep' ... that's livin'."---McConaughey quoted in People, March 22, 2005.
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