Matthew McConaughey

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Matthew David McConaughey
  • Birth Place: Uvalde, Texas, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/04/1969, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor; producer; director; screenwriter
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Matthew McConaughey Fast Facts:
  • Didn't grow up watching movies; had seen only two films by the time he was 18.
  • Traveled to Australia after graduating high school and spent a year working odd jobs; kept Aussie accent for two years after returning to the U.S.
  • Originally studied law in college but switched to film after reading Og Mandino's The Greatest Salesman in the World.
  • A chance 1993 meeting at a bar with Dazed and Confused casting director Don Phillips led to him being cast in the movie.
  • Founded the production company j.k. livin. The name is adapted from his Dazed and Confused character's motto, "Just keep livin'."
  • Voted People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2005.
  • When not working, loves to travel to exotic places for extended visits.
  • Matthew McConaughey Relationships:
  • Sandra Bullock - Ex-significant Other
  • Vida Alves McConaughey - Daughter
  • Livingston Alves McConaughey - Son
  • Jim McConaughey - Father
  • Pat McConaughey - Brother
  • Michael McConaughey - Brother
  • Kay McConaughey - Mother
  • Levi Alves McConaughey - Son
  • Penélope Cruz - Ex-significant Other
  • Camila Alves - Wife
  • Matthew McConaughey Awards:
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2006 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Action Star - Winner
  • 2013 Rome International Film Festival: Best Actor - Winner
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 2014 Irish Film & Television Awards: Best International Actor - Nominee
  • 2015 Producers Guild Awards: Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama - Nominee
  • 2014 Independent Spirit Awards: Robert Altman Award - Winner
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Male Lead - Winner
  • 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2015 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • College:
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States (BA, 1993)

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