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Matthew Mcconaughey

Matthew David McConaughey (born November 4, 1969) is an American actor.

Born in the town of Uvalde, Texas, McConaughey grew up in Longview, Texas. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a former professional football player (Green Bay Packers, 1967–1968), later involved in the oil industry. Matthew's mother, Mary Kathlene McCabe, was a substitute teacher. The youngest of three children, Matthew studied film direction at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, and graduated in 1993.

McConaughey began his Hollywood career by working in television commercials. He was cast in his first motion picture role in Dazed and Confused. After playing some additional small parts in Angels in the Outfield, Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Boys on the Side, McConaughey's big break came as the lawyer Jake Brigance in the film A Time to Kill, based on the John Grisham novel of the same name.

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. By the early 2000s, McConaughey began being cast frequently in romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

McConaughey won an MTV Movie Award in 1997 for best breakthrough performance for A Time to Kill. He has also twice been nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award.

In 1999, McConaughey was arrested at his home in Austin, Texas, for possession of marijuana and resisting arrest. The police were responding to a disturbance call after a neighbor complained of loud music. They were responding to a call for a different residence and took it upon themselves to enter the premises without authorization. According to police reports, McConaughey was found dancing around naked and playing bongo drums with a friend, Cole Hauser. The possession charges were dropped, but McConaughey pled guilty for violating Austin's noise ordinance and he paid a USD $50 fine.

Mr. McConaughey recently starred in the $130 million feature film, Sahara, along with Penélope Cruz. 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.

In 2005, People Magazine named him the "Hottest Man Alive".

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