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.

Awards

  • 2014, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Rome International Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a 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
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  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Nominee
  • 2013, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 2006, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male Action Star: Winner
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Winner

Relationships

  • Sandra Bullock — Ex-significant Other
  • Levi Alves McConaughey — Son
  • Kay McConaughey — Mother
  • Vida Alves McConaughey — Daughter
  • Livingston Alves McConaughey — Son
  • Pat McConaughey — Brother
  • Michael McConaughey — Brother
  • Jim McConaughey — Father
  • Penélope Cruz — Ex-significant Other
  • Camila Alves — Wife

College

  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States (BA, 1993)

Details

  • Birth Name: Matthew David McConaughey
  • Birth Place: Uvalde, Texas, United States
  • Birthday: November 4, 1969, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter
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