Matthew McConaughey

Matthew David McConaughey (born November 4, 1969) is an American actor. After a series of minor roles in the early 1990s, McConaughey gained notice for his breakout role in Dazed and Confused (1993). It was in this role that he first conceived the idea of his catch-phrase "Well alright, alright." He then appeared in films such as A Time to Kill, Contact, U-571, Tiptoes, Sahara, and We Are Marshall. McConaughey is best known more recently for his performances as a leading man in the romantic comedies The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Fool's Gold. Description above from the Wikipedia article Matthew McConaughey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

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A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Kyle Chandler  •  Rob Reiner  •  Jon Bernthal

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Kyle Chandler  •  Rob Reiner  •  Jon Bernthal

Interstellar (2014)

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The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Michael Caine

The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Michael Caine

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

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A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Furman
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  William H. Macy

A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Furman
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  William H. Macy

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

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Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Marc Vallée
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Jared Leto  •  Denis O'Hare

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Marc Vallée
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Jared Leto  •  Denis O'Hare

Mud (2013)

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Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Nichols
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Tye Sheridan  •  Jacob Lofland  •  Sam Shepard

Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Nichols
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Tye Sheridan  •  Jacob Lofland  •  Sam Shepard

A Time to Kill (1996)

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A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey

A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey

Amistad (1997)

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Morgan Freeman

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Morgan Freeman

Angels in the Outfield (1994)

Roger is a foster child whose irresponsible father promises to get his act together when Roger's favourite baseball team, the California Angels, wins the pennant. The problem is that the Angels are in last place, so Roger prays for help to turn the team around. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Dear
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Brenda Fricker  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Christopher Lloyd

Roger is a foster child whose irresponsible father promises to get his act together when Roger's favourite baseball team, the California Angels, wins the pennant. The problem is that the Angels are in last place, so Roger prays for help to turn the team around. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Dear
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Brenda Fricker  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Christopher Lloyd

Contact (1997)

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A radio astronomer receives the first extraterrestrial radio signal ever picked up on Earth. As the world powers scramble to decipher the message and decide upon a course of action, she must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  David Morse  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  James Woods

A radio astronomer receives the first extraterrestrial radio signal ever picked up on Earth. As the world powers scramble to decipher the message and decide upon a course of action, she must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  David Morse  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  James Woods

Dazed and Confused (1993)

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The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum when his football ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Jason London  •  Rory Cochrane  •  Wiley Wiggins  •  Sasha Jenson

The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum when his football ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Jason London  •  Rory Cochrane  •  Wiley Wiggins  •  Sasha Jenson

Failure to Launch (2006)

Tripp, an attractive man in his thirties, is still living with his parents Al and Sue. Tripp's best friends Demo and Ace are also still living in their parents' homes and seem proud of it. Al and Sue are not happy, however, and are fascinated when friends whose ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Dey
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Justin Bartha

Tripp, an attractive man in his thirties, is still living with his parents Al and Sue. Tripp's best friends Demo and Ace are also still living in their parents' homes and seem proud of it. Al and Sue are not happy, however, and are fascinated when friends whose ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Dey
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Justin Bartha

Frailty (2001)

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A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed 'demons'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Paxton
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Powers Boothe  •  Matt O'Leary

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed 'demons'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Paxton
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Powers Boothe  •  Matt O'Leary

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

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It’s the battle of wills, as Andie (Kate Hudson) needs to prove she can dump a guy in 10 days, whereas Ben (Matthew McConaughey) needs to prove he can win a girl in 10 days. Now, the clock is ticking - and the wildly entertaining comedy smash is off and running in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Kathryn Hahn  •  Annie Parisse

It’s the battle of wills, as Andie (Kate Hudson) needs to prove she can dump a guy in 10 days, whereas Ben (Matthew McConaughey) needs to prove he can win a girl in 10 days. Now, the clock is ticking - and the wildly entertaining comedy smash is off and running in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Kathryn Hahn  •  Annie Parisse

Larger Than Life (1996)

Motivational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a "huge" inheritance. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Franklin
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Jeremy Piven  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Pat Hingle

Motivational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a "huge" inheritance. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Franklin
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Jeremy Piven  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Pat Hingle

Lone Star (1996)

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Chris Cooper  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Kris Kristofferson

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Chris Cooper  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Kris Kristofferson

Paparazzi (2004)

A rising Hollywood actor decides to take personal revenge against a group of four persistent photographers to make them pay for almost causing a personal tragedy involving his wife and son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Abascal
CAST:  Cole Hauser  •  Robin Tunney  •  Dennis Farina  •  Daniel Baldwin

A rising Hollywood actor decides to take personal revenge against a group of four persistent photographers to make them pay for almost causing a personal tragedy involving his wife and son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Abascal
CAST:  Cole Hauser  •  Robin Tunney  •  Dennis Farina  •  Daniel Baldwin

Reign of Fire (2002)

In post-apocalyptic England, an American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a brood of fire-breathing dragons seeking to return to global dominance after centuries of rest underground. The Brit -- leading a clan of survivors to hunt down the King ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Bowman
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Izabella Scorupco  •  Gerard Butler

In post-apocalyptic England, an American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a brood of fire-breathing dragons seeking to return to global dominance after centuries of rest underground. The Brit -- leading a clan of survivors to hunt down the King ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Bowman
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Izabella Scorupco  •  Gerard Butler

Sahara (2005)

Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure hunt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Breck Eisner
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Steve Zahn  •  William H. Macy

Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure hunt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Breck Eisner
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Steve Zahn  •  William H. Macy

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995)

Everyone's favorite chainsaw-wielding psychopath, Leatherface, is back for more prom-night gore, and this time he's joined by his bloodthirsty family. Four stranded yet carefree teens are taken in by a backwoods family, clueless of their host family's grisly habits ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kim Henkel
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Robert Jacks  •  Tonie Perensky

Everyone's favorite chainsaw-wielding psychopath, Leatherface, is back for more prom-night gore, and this time he's joined by his bloodthirsty family. Four stranded yet carefree teens are taken in by a backwoods family, clueless of their host family's grisly habits ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kim Henkel
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Robert Jacks  •  Tonie Perensky

The Wedding Planner (2001)

San Francisco's premiere wedding planner, Mary Fiore is rescued from an accident by the man of her dreams, paediatrician Steve Edison, only to find he is the fiancé of her latest client. As Mary continues making the wedding arrangements, she and Steve are put into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Justin Chambers  •  Joanna Gleason

San Francisco's premiere wedding planner, Mary Fiore is rescued from an accident by the man of her dreams, paediatrician Steve Edison, only to find he is the fiancé of her latest client. As Mary continues making the wedding arrangements, she and Steve are put into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Justin Chambers  •  Joanna Gleason
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