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Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey, 2008
Born Matthew David McConaughey
November 4, 1969 (1969-11-04) (age 40)
Uvalde, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991 – present
Domestic partner(s) Camila Alves (2007–present) (2 children)
.Matthew David McConaughey (pronounced /məˈkɒnəheɪ/;[1] born November 4, 1969) is an American actor.^ Actor Matthew McConaughey just wrote this on his website: “Happy New Year everybody!!!
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^ Matthew David McConaughey (pronounced /məˈkɒnəheɪ/[1]; born November 4, 1969) is an American actor.
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.After a series of minor roles in the early 1990s (including his breakout role in Dazed and Confused, director Richard Linklater's second feature film), he appeared in films such as A Time to Kill, Contact, U-571, Sahara, and We Are Marshall.^ After a series of minor roles in the early 1990s (including his breakout role in Dazed and Confused (1993), director Richard Linklater's second feature film), he appeared in films such as A Time to Kill (1996), Contact (1997), U-571 (2000), Sahara (2005), and We Are Marshall (2006).
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^ After a series of minor roles in the early 1990s (including his breakout role in Dazed and Confused ...
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^ Lone Star - 4.0 stars A Time To Kill - 3.5 stars Amistad - 3.5 stars We Are Marshall - 3.5 stars Contact - 3.5 stars 5 lowest-rated films .
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.He also played the leading man in several romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, Fool's Gold and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.^ Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) .
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^ By Amy Reiter February 24, 2003 "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" .
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^ He is known for having played the leading man in several hit romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Failure to Launch.
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Early life

.McConaughey, the youngest of three boys, was born in Uvalde, Texas, the son of Mary Kathleen "Kay" (née McCabe), a substitute teacher, and James Donald McConaughey, a gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business and once played football for the Green Bay Packers.^ Matthew's father ran an oil-field supplies company, and his mother was a substitute teacher.
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^ Matthew David McConaughey was born on November 4, 1969, in Uvalde, Texas.
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^ The youngest son of a gas station owner, who ran an oil pipe supply business and mother - substitute school teacher, Matthew McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas, but grew up in Longview, Texas where he graduated from the local High School (1988).
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[2] .McConaughey has Irish ancestry[3] and had what he describes as a strict Baptist upbringing.^ McConaughey had what he describes as a conservative Christian upbringing.
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^ Matthew had a very strict Baptist upbringing.
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^ McConaughey has Irish ancestry and had what he describes as a conservative Christian upbringing.

[4] .McConaughey's mother and late father divorced and re-married each other several times.^ His late father, James Donald McConaughey, and his mother, Mary Kathlene "Kay" McCabe, divorced and re-married each other several times, in what McConaughey describes as a "loving, but unstable relationship".
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^ McConaughey's mother and late father divorced and re-married each other several times, in what McConaughey describes as a 'loving, but unstable relationship'.

^ Reports also indicate that the other man at the house of Matthew McConaughey during the time of the arrest was fellow actor Cole Hauser, who also starred with McConaughey in Dazed and Confused.
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[5]
.McConaughey moved to Longview, Texas— located east of Dallas, where he attended Longview High School.^ Longview High School, Longview, TX (1988) .
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^ McConaughey moved to Longview, Texas in 1980 and graduated from Longview High School in 1988, where he was voted the "Most Handsome".
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^ He graduated from Longview High School in 1988, in Texas.
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.While in high school, he was voted most handsome in the Longview Lobo Yearbook.^ Voted "Most Handsome" in his Senior year of high school.
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^ He excelled in sports as a high school student and was voted "Most Handsome" by his senior class.

^ Was crowned "Most Handsome" in his Longview High School senior year.
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.He lived for a year in Warnervale, New South Wales, Australia as a Rotary exchange student.^ Matthew lived for a year in Warnervale, NSW, Australia as a Rotary exchange student[4].
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^ Matthew lived for a year in Warnervale, NSW, Australia as a Rotary exchange student.

^ Whilst at school, Matthew McConaughey took part in a student exchange programme and lived for a year in Gorokan, New South Wales, Australia.
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[6]

Career

.Matthew McConaughey began his acting career in 1991, appearing in television commercials while attending College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin, where he joined Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity, before being cast in Richard Linklater's film Dazed and Confused.^ University of Texas at Austin (majored in Film) .
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^ Matthew McConaughey confused by this vagina thing .
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^ McConaughey launched his acting career three years later, appearing in a series of television commercials before landing his breakout role in Dazed and Confused in 1993.
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.March 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] After appearing in some smaller roles in Angels in the Outfield, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, Boys on the Side, and the television series Unsolved Mysteries, McConaughey's big break came as the lawyer "Jake Brigance" in the 1996 film A Time to Kill, based on the John Grisham novel of the same name.^ In 1996 , he became famous for his role in the film A Time to Kill.
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^ Travelled around Peru after filming A Time to Kill (1996).
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^ His big break came opposite Sandra Bullock in the movie based on the John Grisham novel, "A Time To Kill," where his leading man status was solidified with his gritty performance as Jake Brigance.
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[citation needed]
.McConaughey was cast in leading roles in many more movies: Contact, Amistad, The Newton Boys, Edtv, and U-571.^ McConaughey's rugged good looks made him many fans, and he was cast in many more movies: Contact, Amistad, The Newton Boys, Edtv, and U-571.
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^ Christian Bale as Quinn and Matthew McConaughey as Van Zan in Reign of Fire (2002).McConaughey gained renown and was cast in leading roles in many more movies: Contact, Amistad, The Newton Boys, Edtv, and U-571.
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^ The Newton Boys and Edtv flop hard.
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.March 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] By the early 2000s, he was frequently cast in romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, both of which were successful at the box office.^ By Amy Reiter February 24, 2003 "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" .
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^ He is known for having played the leading man in several hit romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Failure to Launch.
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^ By the early 2000s, he was frequently cast in romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, both of which were successful at the box office.
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.During this period, he appeared as a firefighter in the low-budget film Tiptoes, opposite Rene Russo, in Two For The Money as a protege to Al Pacino's gambling mogul, and in Frailty, cast against type as a serial killer, opposite Bill Paxton.^ During this period, he appeared as a firefighter in the low-budget film "Tiptoes", opposite Rene Russo, in "Two For The Money" as a protege to Al Pacino's gambling mogul, and in "Frailty", cast against type as a serial killer, opposite Bill Paxton.

^ Throughout the 2000's McConaughey also appeared opposite Al Pacino in Two For the Money and broke out of his casting stereotype when he played a serial killer in Frailty.
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^ During this period, he appeared as a firefighter in the low-budget film Tiptoes, opposite Kate Beckinsale, in Two For The Money as a protege to Al Pacino's gambling mogul, and in Frailty, cast against type as a serial killer, opposite Bill Paxton.
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.On September 10, 2000, he appears as himself on the show Sex and the City on HBO, talking with Carrie Bradshwaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) about optioning her columns to make a movie.^ "Sex and The City 2" is about to get a lot sexier.
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^ Style-logue: Sarah Jessica Parker .
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^ In 2006, he co-starred with Sarah Jessica Parker in the romantic comedy "Failure to Launch", which was reasonably successful at the box office.

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.McConaughey starred in the feature film Sahara, along with Steve Zahn and Penélope Cruz.^ In 2005, McConaughey starred in the feature film, "Sahara," along with Steve Zahn and Penélope Cruz.
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^ In 2005, he starred in the action adventure comedy "Sahara," with Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn.
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^ McConaughey starred in the feature film "Sahara" (budgeted at $130 million), along with Steve Zahn and Penlope Cruz.

.Prior to the release of the movie, he promoted it by repeating some trips he took in the late 1990s, including sailing down the Amazon River and trekking to Mali.^ To promote the film, he sailed down the Amazon River and trekked to Mali.
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^ Prior to the debut of the movie, he promoted it by repeating some trips he took in the late 1990s, including sailing down the Amazon River and trekking to Mali.
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^ Prior to the release of the movie, he promoted it by repeating some trips he took in the late 1990s, including sailing down the Amazon River and trekking to Mali.
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[citation needed] That same year, McConaughey was named People magazine's “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2005.[8]
.In 2006, he co-starred with Sarah Jessica Parker in the romantic comedy Failure to Launch, which was reasonably successful at the box office.^ In 2006, he co-starred with Sarah Jessica Parker in the romantic comedy "Failure to Launch", which was reasonably successful at the box office.

^ Failure to Launch release pushed to March Paramount Pictures now will release "Failure to Launch", a romantic comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker, on March 10, 2006.
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^ July 12, 2006 "Failure to Launch" .
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.McConaughey also provided voice work for an ad campaign of the Peace Corps in late 2006. Matthew's production company, j.k.^ Matthew McConaughey, Two for the Money (2006) .
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^ Products tagged "matthew mcconaughey" .
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^ He also literally gave his voice to a Peace Corps ad campaign in 2006, the same year he founded his film company, j.k.
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livin, is currently in development on projects with Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. .McConaughey starred in the football drama We Are Marshall.^ He can currently be seen in the football drama We Are Marshall.
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^ Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount and Imagine Entertainment and can most recently be seen in the football drama "We Are Marshall".

^ McConaughey followed with a starring role opposite Al Pacino in the drama "Two for the Money" before closing the year as People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive."
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.He also appeared in Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder, replacing Owen Wilson for the role.^ Ben Stiller Interview, Tropic Thunder: At the press day for Tropic Thunder we snagged Ben Stiller ...
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^ In 2008, Matthew McConaughey replaced Owen Wilson in Ben Stiller 's comedy Tropic Thunder.
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[9]
.On January 21, 2008, McConaughey became the new spokesman for the national radio campaign, "Beef: It's What's For Dinner", replacing actor Sam Elliot.^ Actor Matthew McConaughey talks to Maggie Rodriguez about his new film "Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past" and about being dumped by some of his real-life loves.
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^ McConaughey welcomed son Levi, with Brazilian model Camila Alves , in July 2008, and daughter Vida in January 2010.
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^ The Newsroom specializes in Vegetarian dishes, (although it does serve meat) ironically enough, Matthew McConaughey has lent his voice in the past to radio spots for the National Cattleman's Beef Association that started in July.
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[10][11]

Personal life

McConaughey approaching the finish line in a triathlon, September 2008
.McConaughey attended the University of Texas at Austin where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.^ University of Texas at Austin (majored in Film) .
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^ In 1993, he studied film direction at the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, graduating in 1993.
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^ He studied film direction at the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, graduating in 1993.

[12] .McConaughey is an avid fan of the Texas Longhorns and the Washington Redskins.^ Little Levi McConaughey was spotted having a great time showing off his Texas Longhorns...
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^ Despite being a native Texan, he's a big fan of the Washington Redskins NFL team.
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^ Is of Irish descent Despite being a native Texan, he's a big fan of the Washington Redskins NFL team.
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[13]
.On October 26, 1999, McConaughey was arrested in Austin, Texas, for resisting arrest following a disturbance in the early hours of the morning and for possession of cannabis.^ This resulted in his arrest in the early AM hours on October 24.

^ On October 24, 1999, McConaughey was arrested at his home in Austin, Texas on charges of possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.
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^ In 1999, McConaughey was arrested at his home in Austin, Texas for possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.
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[14] .He had been found to be playing music very loudly on bongo drums while nude in his own home.^ When they arrived, the music was blaring and he was playing bongo drums in the nude.
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^ Too bad he is not playing the bongos in the nude!
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^ McConaughey's reputation was battered somewhat thanks to an arrest on minor drug charges in 1999; responding to noise complaints, Austin police found the actor naked and stoned, playing bongo drums in his home at 3 a.m.
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[15] .McConaughey denied the drug charges (which were subsequently dropped),[16] but was charged with disturbing the peace.^ Charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were later dropped, and McConaughey paid a $50 fine for violating the town noise ordinance.
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^ Drug charges were dropped, but the star paid a $50 fine for violating a noise ordinance.
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^ The drug charges were dropped, but McConaughey pled guilty for violating Austin's noise ordinance and he paid a USD $50 fine.
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He pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $50.
.McConaughey's personal life is the subject of media attention.^ McConaughey's personal life is the subject of media attention.
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  • Matthew McConaughey Biography 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC www.monstersandcritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Matthew McConaughey - Wikipedia - Complete biography with details on the actor's career and personal life, related links & resources.
  • Matthew McConaughey, Baby News, Pictures, Video Clips, Bio, Fan Sites 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC www.chiff.com [Source type: General]

^ Matthew McConaughey: Personal Life Matthew McConaughey has set up a foundation (JK Livin Foundation) to help live fuller lives.
  • Matthew Mcconaughey - Biography, Photos, News, Videos, Movie Reviews - Contactmusic.com 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC www.contactmusic.com [Source type: General]

.He has dated actresses Ashley Judd, Sandra Bullock, Penelope Cruz, Salli Richardson and a brief relationship with Janet Jackson.^ He has dated actresses Ashley Judd and Sandra Bullock .
  • Matthew McConaughey on TV.com 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The actor has dated a string of Hollywood beauties including Penelope Cruz, Sandra Bullock and Ashley Judd, and ...
  • Matthew McConaughey - Young Hollywood - Celebrities: Find Out Latest Celebrity News, Videos, Photos, Interviews and more... 12 October 2009 13:013 UTC www.younghollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Currently single, he’s known to have dated fellow actors Sandra Bullock , Ashley Judd and Penelope Cruz .
  • Matthew McConaughey at The Insider 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC www.theinsider.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed]
.McConaughey's personal motto is "Just Keep Livin". His foundation is called j.k.^ Also in attendance with Matthew were 50 kids from his Just Keep Livin Foundation.
  • ETonline: Articles Tagged With Matthew-mcconaughey 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC www.etonline.com [Source type: General]

^ Just Keep Livin Foundation for kids.
  • Matthew McConaughey: The Air-Conditioned Gypsy | Men’s Journal 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC www.mensjournal.com [Source type: General]

^ His life motto is "Just Keep Living" .
  • Matthew McConaughey - Biography 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

livin foundation .(all lower-case), which "is dedicated to helping teenage kids lead active lives and make healthy choices to become great men and women."^ Contact: jklfoundation@jklivin.net Official Website: www.jklivinfoundation.org Mission Statement: The just keep livin foundation is dedicated to helping teenage kids lead active lives and make healthy choices so they can become great men and women.

^ McConaughey said: “My girlfriend Camila and I made a baby together … its 3 months growin in her womb and all looks healthy and lively so far.” .
  • Matthew McConaughey’s Girlfriend is Pregnant | Hollywood Heartbreaker | Matthew McConaughey 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC www.hollywoodheartbreaker.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Roll to the nearest military hospital… or better yet, funeral for one of our many wonderful men and women who gave their all for this country and tell them that.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » McConaughey Gets It: Rom-Com Star Supports Veterans 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

[17]
.McConaughey rescued various pets stranded after the flooding of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina.^ Matthew McConaughey told Oprah Winfrey he has a new dog to replace Ms. Hud, the faithful pet he toured America with for 12 years.
  • Matthew McConaughey 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC yeeeah.com [Source type: General]

^ After Hurricane Katrina, actor Matthew McConaughey joined the rescue efforts to save animals that were abandoned and stranded by the disaster.
  • Matthew McConaughey Supports Growing Up With Pets 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC www.dogchannel.com [Source type: General]

[18] .In 2006, in Sherman Oaks, California, he rescued a cat from two youths who had doused the animal in hairspray and were attempting to set it on fire.^ In 2006 in Sherman Oaks, California, he rescued a cat from two youths who had doused the animal in hairspray and were attempting to light it on fire.
  • Matthew McConaughey - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

[19]
.Matthew lives in Malibu, California with his girlfriend, Brazilian model and designer Camila Alves, whom he met in 2007. Alves is host of the third season of Bravo TV's reality competition show Shear Genius.^ Matthew McConaughey came with pregnant girlfriend Camila Alves.
  • Latest Pictures of Matthew McConaughey > New, Latest Photos Shoot : pics @ Platinum-Celebs.com 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC www.platinum-celebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Matthew McConaughey and girlfriend Camila Alves, Us reports.
  • Matthew McConaughey – News Stories About Matthew McConaughey - Page 1 | Newser 12 October 2009 13:013 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: General]

^ Just keep living, Matthew and Camila.” .
  • Matthew McConaughey | The Fab Life - Celebrity Gossip, Fashion & Style | TFL Main 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC www.thefablife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Matthew McConaughey | The Fab Life - Celebrity Gossip and Entertainment News | TFL Scandalist 11 January 2010 10:58 UTC scandalist.thefablife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The couple have two children together: their son, Levi Alves McConaughey, was born in 2008,[20] and their daughter, Vida Alves McConaughey, was born in 2010.[21]

Filmography

Year Film Role US Gross
1993 My Boyfriend's Back Teenage Moviegoer $3,335,984
1993 Dazed and Confused David Wooderson $7,993,039
1994 Angels in the Outfield Ben Williams $50,236,831
1995 Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation Vilmer $600,000 (estimated)
Boys on the Side Officer Abe Lincoln $23,450,000
1996 A Time to Kill Jake Tyler Brigance $108,706,165
Lone Star Buddy Deeds $13,269,963
Glory Daze Rental Truck Guy
Larger Than Life Tip Tucker $8,289,972
Scorpion Spring El Rojo
1997 Amistad Roger Baldwin $44,175,394
Contact Palmer Joss $100,853,835
1998 The Newton Boys Willis Newton $10,297,897
1999 EDtv Ed 'Eddie' Pekurny $22,362,500
2000 U-571 Lt. Andrew Tyler, Executive Officer $77,086,030
2001 The Wedding Planner Steve "Eddie" Edison $60,400,856
2002 Reign of Fire Denton Van Zan $43,061,982
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Troy $3,287,435
Frailty "Fenton Meiks"/Adam Meiks $13,103,828
2003 Tiptoes Steven Bedalia
2003 How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days Benjamin Barry $177,085,826
2004 Paparazzi Himself $15,712,072
2005 Two for the Money Brandon Lang $22,862,049
Sahara Dirk Pitt $68,642,452
2006 We Are Marshall Jack Lengyel $43,532,294
Failure to Launch Tripp $88,658,172
2008 Fool's Gold Ben 'Finn' Finnegan $70,224,196
Tropic Thunder Rick Peck $110,515,313
Surfer, Dude Steve Addington $69,497
2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Connor Mead $55,250,026

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Matthew McConaughey
File:Matthew
Born Matthew David McConaughey
November 4, 1969 (1969-11-04) (age 41)
Uvalde, Texas U.S.A.
Occupation actor
Years active 1991 ─ present
Spouse Camila Alves
(2007 — present)
Website
Official website

Matthew David McConaughey (born November 4, 1969 in Uvalde, Texas) is an American actor. McConaughey made his big screen debut in the 1993 movie My Boyfriend's Back. He then stared in How to lose a guy in ten days.


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