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        Matthew McConaughey

        American actor and producer Matthew David McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen (McCabe), is a substitute school teacher originally from New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a Mississippi-born gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. He is of Irish, Scottish, English, German, and Swedish ... See full bio »
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        Won 1 Oscar. Another 47 wins & 79 nominations. See more awards »

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        Dallas Buyers Club Ron Woodroof
        Magic Mike Dallas
        Killer Joe Killer Joe Cooper
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         2021 Sing 2 (filming)
        Buster Moon
         2019 The Beach Bum
         2019 Serenity
        Baker Dill
         2018 White Boy Rick
        Richard Wershe Sr.
         2017 The Dark Tower
         2016/I Gold
        Kenny Wells
         2016 Lincoln: Crafted (Video short)
         2016 Sing
        Buster Moon (voice)
         2016 Kubo and the Two Strings
        Beetle (voice)
         2016 Free State of Jones
        Newton Knight
         2015 The Sea of Trees
        Arthur Brennan
         2015 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
        Vulcan Video Clerk
        - Kevin Hart/Brad Paisley (2015) ... Vulcan Video Clerk
         2014 Interstellar
         2014 True Detective (TV Series)
        Detective Rust Cohle
        - After You've Gone (2014) ... Detective Rust Cohle
        - Haunted Houses (2014) ... Detective Rust Cohle
        - The Secret Fate of All Life (2014) ... Detective Rust Cohle
        - Form and Void (2014) ... Detective Rust Cohle
        - Who Goes There (2014) ... Detective Rust Cohle
         2013 The Wolf of Wall Street
        Mark Hanna
         2013 Dallas Buyers Club
        Ron Woodroof
         2012 Butch Walker and the Black Widows: Synthesizers (Video short)
         2012 Magic Mike
         2012 Mud
         2012 The Paperboy
        Ward Jansen
         2010-2012 Eastbound & Down (TV Series)
        Roy McDaniel / Texas Scout
        - Chapter 21 (2012) ... Roy McDaniel
        - Chapter 16 (2012) ... Roy McDaniel
        - Chapter 12 (2010) ... Texas Scout
         2011 Killer Joe
        Killer Joe Cooper
         2011 Bernie
        Danny Buck
         2011 The Lincoln Lawyer
        Mick Haller
         2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
        Connor Mead
         2008 Surfer, Dude
        Steve Addington
         2008 Tropic Thunder
        Rick Peck - Peck's Office
         2008/I Fool's Gold
         2006 We Are Marshall
        Jack Lengyel
         2006 Failure to Launch
         2005 Two for the Money
         2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short)
        Al Bean (voice)
         2005 Sahara
        Dirk Pitt
         2004 Paparazzi
        Matthew McConaughey (uncredited)
         2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
        Andrew Jackson / Mark Twain / John Swinton / ...
        - What Is Freedom? (2003) ... Andrew Jackson
        - Yearning to Breathe Free (2003) ... Mark Twain
        - Working for Freedom (2003) ... John Swinton
        - Wake Up America (2003) ... Charles Fenno Hoffman
        - A War to End Slavery (2003) ... Captain W.W. Wood
         2003 Tiptoes
        Steven Bedalia
         2002 Reign of Fire
        Denton Van Zan
         2001 Frailty
        Adam Meiks
         2001 The Wedding Planner
        Steve Edison
         2000 Sex and the City (TV Series)
        Matthew McConaughey
        - Escape from New York (2000) ... Matthew McConaughey
         2000 U-571
        Lt. Andrew Tyler
         1999 Bonne Nuit (TV Movie)
         1999 Edtv
         1999 King of the Hill (TV Series)
        Rad Thibodeaux
        - The Wedding of Bobby Hill (1999) ... Rad Thibodeaux (voice)
         1998 The Rebel (Short)
         1998 Welcome to Hollywood
        Matthew McConaughey
         1998 Making Sandwiches (Short)
        Bud Hoagie
         1998 The Newton Boys
        Willis Newton
         1997 Amistad
        Roger Sherman Baldwin
         1997 Contact
        Palmer Joss
         1996 John Mellencamp: Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First) (Video short)
        Leading man (uncredited)
         1996 Larger Than Life
        Tip Tucker
         1996 A Time to Kill
        Jake Tyler Brigance
         1996 Lone Star
        Buddy Deeds
         1995 Judgement (Short)
        Deputy Sam Taylor
         1995 Submission (Short)
         1995 Scorpion Spring
        El Rojo
         1995 Glory Daze
        Rental Truck Guy
         1995 Boys on the Side
         1994 Daniel Johnston: Life in Vain (Video short)
        Man with shovel (uncredited)
         1994 Angels in the Outfield
        Ben Williams
         1993 My Boyfriend's Back
        Guy #2
         1993 Dazed and Confused
         1992 Trisha Yearwood featuring Don Henley: Walkaway Joe (Video short)
        Walkaway Joe (uncredited)
         1992 Unsolved Mysteries (TV Series documentary)
        Larry Dickens
        - Episode #5.12 (1992) ... Larry Dickens
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        Who needs a house when you can live in a trailer? People tell me it's not a very Hollywood way to live but it happens to be my preference. I've lived in big houses and a big space gave me too many options. I had this amazing chair that I loved but I'd go months without sitting on it. I had some nice paintings on the walls but I'd hardly ever look at them. I realized I didn't need those things. So... See more »


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