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Matthew McConaughey is known as an American actor. He most famous for his roles in films like 'Dazed and Confused' and 'A Time to Kill', and the HBO TV series 'True Detective.'

Background and Age

Matthew McConaughey was born on November 4, 1969, in Uvalde, Texas. He was a sports competitor at a youthful age, playing golf and tennis at Longview High School, and was voted as "Most Handsome Student". He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.

Married, Wife and Kids

Matthew McConaughey married Camila Alves in 2012. They have three children together. Their boys are named Levi and Livingston and their daughter is named Vida.

Career and Net Worth

While he appeared in commercials and little film roles, McConaughey got his first huge break in 1993's Dazed and Confused. His perpetually quotable David Wooderson character would help characterize the actor going ahead, and the role speaks to a touchstone comedic performance in his career.

Known for his great looks and nice character, McConaughey before long accomplished leading man status with A Time to Kill (1996), which additionally featured Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Spacey.

Making the front cover of Vanity Fair in 1996, McConaughey was viewed as a rising star in Hollywood, and he had a few dramatic projects that encouraged set up his abilities as an actor. In 1997, he appeared in Contact with Jodie Foster, a sci-fi movie directed by Robert Zemeckis. That same year, he featured in Steven Spielberg's Amistad, playing a legal advisor associated with the trial of African slaves who arranged a revolt on board the slave ship Amistad.

McConaughey featured in Christopher Nolan's science fiction epic Interstellar, playing an eager space traveler who leaves Earth to look for another home for its occupants and his family. The film was widely praised and was a tremendous hit in the cinematic world. In 2015, McConaughey featured opposite Naomi Watts in the Gus Van Sant drama The Sea of Trees. The next year, he assumed the role of Confederate armed forces coward Newton Knight in Free State of Jones and voiced the character Beetle in the animated film Kubo and the Two Strings.

In August 2019, it was announced that Matthew McConaughey, the Oscar-winning actor and producer, has joined the workforce of the University of Texas at Austin and will teach a class in the Fall of 2019. McConaughey has been a visiting educator in the college's department of radio, TV and film at the Moody College of Communication since 2015.

Date modified: May 26, 2020
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