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MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Matthew McConaughey was born on November 4th, 1969 in Uvalde, Texas to parents, Mary Kathleen and James Donald McConaughey.  His father worked as a gas station attendant and his mother was employed as a substitute teacher.  After graduating in 1988 from Longview High School he moved to Australia for a year before returning back to the United States and enrolling at the University of Texas with goals of initially pursuing a career as a lawyer. 
 
After reading a book titled, "The Greatest Salesman in the World" he decided to switch his major from law to film and graduated in 1993 with a degree in Radio-Television-Film.  He first began appearing in a number of commercials and small films in Texas and even directed a short film called, "Chicano Chariots" (1992).
 
Soon he was cast in his break through role in the film, "Dazed and Confused" (1993) followed by roles in such films as, "The Return of the Texan Chainsaw Massacre" (1994), "Lone Star" (1996) and "A Time To Kill" (1996).
 
Now that he was living in Los Angeles, he was becoming known as one of the hottest young leading male actors.  Other successful film roles soon followed such as, "Contact" (1997), "Amistad" (1997), "The Newton Boys " (1998), "U-571" (2000), "The Wedding Planner" (2001), "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" (2003) and "Reign of Fire" (2002).
 
He also got a chance to work on the other side if the industry in Hollywood when he wrote, directed and starred in a short film titled, "The Rebel" (1998).  He also started a production company called, J.K. Livin which works on a number of projects in collaboration with Warner Brothers, Universal, Paramount Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.  His foundation is also dedicated to helping teenage children lead active lives and make healthy choices
 
Some of his latest film appearances have been in, "Failure to Launch" (2006), "We Are Marshall" (2006), "Tropic Thunder" (2008), "
 
He has been honored in a number of ways such as People's magazine voting him, "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2005.  He is also one of the 2011 presenters at the Academy Awards ceremony.   He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 10, 2006 in Austin, Texas.
 
He has not yet married, but currently resides in Austin Texas with Brazilian model, Camila Alves whom he met in 2006 and they have two children together, Levi and Vida.  


Filmography

2013 Thunder Run
2013 Mud
2012 Magic Mike
2012 The Paperboy 
2011 Killer Joe 
2011 Making the Case: Creating the Lincoln Lawyer
2011 Bernie 
2011 The Lincoln Lawyer 
2010 Eastbound & Down 
2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 
2008 Surfer, Dude 
2008 Tropic Thunder 
2008 Fool's Gold
2006 We Are Marshall 
2006 Failure to Launch 
2005 Two for the Money 
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D 
2005 Sahara 
2003 Tiptoes 
2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 
2003 Freedom: A History of Us 
2002 Reign of Fire 
2001 Frailty
2001 Thirteen Conversations About One Thing 
2001 The Wedding Planner 
2000 U-571 
1999 Edtv 
1999 King of the Hill
1998 Making Sandwiches
1998 The Newton Boys
1998 The Rebel
1997 Amistad 
1997 Contact
1996 Scorpion Spring 
1996 Larger Than Life
1996 A Time to Kill 
1996 Lone Star
1995 Glory Daze 
1995 Boys on the Side 
1995 Judgement
1995 Submission 
1994 The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 
1994 Angels in the Outfield 
1993 Dazed and Confused 
1993 My Boyfriend's Back 
1992 Unsolved Mysteries 





Matinee Classics - Amistad starring Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgard, Razaaq Adoti, Abu Bakaar Fofanah, Anna Paquin, Tomas Milian, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Derrick Ashong, Geno Silva, John Ortiz,Ralph Brown, Darren E. Burrows, Allan Rich, Paul Guilfoyle, Peter Firth, Xander Berkeley, Jeremy Northam, Arliss Howard, Austin Pendleton, Daniel von Bargen, Rusty Schwimmer, Pedro Armendariz Jr., Harry Bla
Matinee Classics - Amistad starring Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgard, Razaaq Adoti, Abu Bakaar Fofanah, Anna Paquin, Tomas Milian, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Derrick Ashong, Geno Silva, John Ortiz,Ralph Brown, Darren E. Burrows, Allan Rich, Paul Guilfoyle, Peter Firth, Xander Berkeley, Jeremy Northam, Arliss Howard, Austin Pendleton, Daniel von Bargen, Rusty Schwimmer, Pedro Armendariz Jr., Harry Bla
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