|Source of Wealth:
|November 6, 1969
|Levi, Vida, and Livingston
|Matthew David McConaughey
|6 ft (1.83m)
Matthew McConaughey starred in various successful movies.Interstellar is his highest grossing film earning $677.5 million. Itwas followedby Sing with $634.2 million. The Wolf of Wall Street grossed $392 million while How to Lose a Guy in 10 days gained $177.4 million.
McConaughey attended Longview High School. He became the most handsome in the Longview Lobo Yearbook. He is a Rotary exchange student in Australia. He later transferred to the University of Texas at Austin College of Communication. He graduated in 1993 with a B.S. degree in Radio-Television-Film. He planned to pursue law after graduating from college, but he realized that it is not his interest.
McConaughey appeared in many TV commercials before getting his big break. He also played minor roles in the movie Boys on the Side and TV series Unsolved Mysteries. He got his big break for getting a role in teen coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused in 1993. The film tells the story of different groups of Texas teenagers during the last day of school in 1976. The movie earned less than $8 million but received critical and commercial success. He played David Wooderson, a man in his early 20s but still socializing with high school students. This role earned him a lot of fame, success, and critical acclamation.
McConaughey got his breakthrough performance as a leading man in A Time to Kill in 1996. He played a lawyer who defended the character of Samuel L. Jackson. He played more leading roles in the late 1990s in more movies like Contact, Amistad, and EDtv. He is also the lead actor in the movie U-571, which earned $127.7 million. These films helped him gained more fame and wealth.
By the early 2000s, McConaughey started acting in romantic comedy films. He first appeared in the Wedding Planner as Steve Edison in 2001. He starred as Benjamin Barry in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days in 2003. Barry is an advertising executive who bets with his boss that he can make a woman fall in love in 10 days. Both movies are hit in the box office.
Magic Mike marked another box office hit of McConaughey, alongside Channing Tatum. He played the role of Dallas, a former stripper who owns Xquisite and the boss of Mike. He earned a good fortune from this movie; thus, making him one of the highest paid actors.
The Wolf of Wall Street and Interstellar are the greatest commercial success of his career. Interstellar was one of the most compelling sci-fi films in the world and his top grossing film. He also starred as Ron Woodroof in the biopic Dallas Buyers Club. Woodroof is a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS. He gained appreciation and various accolades for this role.
In 2017, he played the role of Walter Padick in the Dark Tower but received negative feedback. In 2018, he became part of the true-to-life gangster drama White Boy Rick. In 2019, he starred in Serenity and The Beach Bum.
McConaughey meet Camila Alves at Hyde on Sunset Boulevard in 2006. They got married Camila Alves on June 9, 2012 and had three children. Their first son, Levi, was born in July 2008 followed by Vida in January 2010, and Livingston in December 2012.
Before marrying Alves, he dated Cassandra Hepburn in 2007. He's been with Penelope Cruz in 2005-2006 and Salli Richardson-Whitfield in 2000-2001. She also dated Sandra Bullock in 1996-1998 and Ashley Judd in 1995-1996.
He received multiple awards and nominations for his stellar performances. He won the MTV Movie Award for Next Generation for A Time to Kill in 1996. The movies Magic Mike and Bernie both gave him a New York Film Critics Award. He received an Oscar Award for Best Actor and Golden Globe Award in Dallas Buyers Club. The movie also gave him a Critics’ Choice Movie Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.