Matthew McConaughey’s biographyMatthew McConaughey is an actor, feeling equally good in both comedy and drama. His attractive look provided him with roles for a long period in romantic comedies («The Wedding Planner», «How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days») and his talent really revealed in horror films and dramas: «A Time to Kill». «The Lincoln Lawyer». «Dallas Buyers Club». «Interstellar», also the «True Detective» sensational series. Net worth: $140 million.
Childhood and familyMatthew David McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas and was the youngest of three sons of Jim, a former professional football player who ran a gas station by that time and Kim, a kindergarten teacher .
McConaughey’s acting careerDuring those years Austin could boast of the well-developed film industry and McConaughey easily debuted in some commercials. An occasion helped him to get into the big movie. One evening he met producer Don Philips at the bar, who was recruiting actors for the «Dazed and Confused» youth drama. The five-hour conversation ended by the new friends being kicked out of the bar and McConaughey got the role of Wooderson, who was «too old to party with the schoolkids».
In 1996 he received his first role as a lawyer defending a black who had shot the members of the Ku Klux Klan who had raped his daughter. Alas, the action was taking place in a south state where people haven’t got rid of racial prejudice yet which let McConaughey fully disclose his dramatic talent and work alongside Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey.
In 2011 McConaughey, who had earned the fame of a hero and macho appears before the audience in the image of a hitman from the «Killer Joe» black comedy crime. His character is hired by a young drug addict who owed his dealer money to kill his mother and receive insurance money.
Matthew McConaughey’s personal lifeFor a long time, the actor was considered a real womanizer. In 1994 Matthew for a short period was in a romantic relationship with famous from the «Medium» series actress Patricia Arquette. But between McConaughey and Nicolas Cage she chose the latter.
While working on the picture «Sahara» Matt noticed free by that time Penélope Cruz. Initially, Tom Cruise was to play in the project but he refused the role after breaking up with Penelope. McConaughey took his place in the picture and in the heart of the actress. Already not a reckless youth, the actor approached developing the relations seriously and things went to marriage but they separated two years later stating the press that they almost don’t see each other because of the permanent sets.
The actor owns a production company named «j. k. livin» (Just Leep Living). The decoding of the name says «just keep living». McConaughey calls this phrase his motto. He gave the same name to the charity fund the purpose of which is to help teenagers to find their way in life.