McConaughey, Matthew 1969–

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McCONAUGHEY, Matthew 1969–

(M. McConaughey)


Full name, Matthew David McConaughey; born November 4, 1969, in Uvalde, TX; son of Jim (a gas station owner and former football player with the Green Bay Packers) and Kay (a substitute teacher) McConaughey. Education: University of Texas, Austin, B.A., radio–television–film, 1993. Religion: Methodist. Avocational Interests: Golf.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager—j. k. livin', 238 S. Lasky Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Rogers & Cowan PR, 1888 Century Park East, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career: Actor, producer, director, and writer. j. k. livin' (just keep livin', a production company), founder and owner; appeared in Houston beer commercials; previously worked as a dish washer and chicken manure shoveler in Australia.

Member: Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.

Awards, Honors: MTV Movie Award, best breakthrough performance, 1997, for A Time to Kill; Special Award, rising star actor, Lone Star Film & Television Awards, 1997; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actor—drama, 1998, for Contact; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actor—action, 2001, for U–571; Teen Choice Award nomination (with Jennifer Lopez), film—choice chemistry, 2001, for The Wedding Planner; Teen Choice Award nominations, choice movie liplock (with Kate Hudson) and choice movie liar, 2003, for How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.


Film Appearances:

Guy #2, My Boyfriend's Back (also known as Johnny Zombie), MCA/Universal, 1993.

David Wooderson, Dazed and Confused, Gramercy, 1993.

Vilmer, The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (also known as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation), Genre Pictures, 1994.

Ben Williams, Angels in the Outfield (also known as Angels), Buena Vista, 1994.

Abe Lincoln, Tucson police officer, Boys on the Side (also known as Avec ou sans hommes), Warner Bros., 1995.

Submission, 1995.

Deputy Sam Taylor, Judgment, 1995.

Jake Brigance, A Time to Kill, Warner Bros., 1996.

Buddy Deeds, Lone Star, Columbia, 1996.

Tip Tucker, Larger than Life, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1996.

Rental Truck Guy, Glory Daze, Seventh Art Releasing, 1996.

El Rojo, Scorpion Spring, 1997.

Palmer Joss, Contact, Warner Bros., 1997.

Baldwin, Amistad, DreamWorks, 1997.

Bud Hoagie, Making Sandwiches (short film), Fortis Films, 1998.

Willis Newton, Newton Boys, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.

The Rebel (short film), 1998.

Himself, Junket Whore (documentary), 1998.

Narrator, The Story of Darrell Royal (documentary), 1999.

Ed "Eddie" Pekurny, Edtv (also known as Ed TV), 1999.

Himself, Edtv: Caught in the Camera's Eye (also known as Caught in the Camera's Eye), 1999.

Lieutenant Andrew Tyler, executive officer, U–571, MCA/Universal, 2000.

Himself, Welcome to Hollywood (documentary), 2000.

Steve James "Steve"/"Eddie" Edison, M.D., The Wedding Planner (also known as Wedding Planner–verliebt, verlobt, verplant), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2001.

Troy, Thirteen Conversations about One Thing (also known as 13 Conversations), Sony Pictures Classics, 2001.

Adam Meiks, Frailty (also known as Daemonisch and Nesuno e al sicuro), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Denton Van Zan, Reign of Fire, Buena Vista, 2002.

(Uncredited) Himself, The Making of "Frailty" (documentary), 2002.

Benjamin "Ben" Barry, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (also known as Wie werde ich ihn los–in 10 Tagen?), Paramount, 2003.

Steven, Tiptoes, Reality Check Productions, 2003.

Dirk Pitt, Sahara, Paramount, 2005.

Also appeared in Last Flight of the Raven, Warner Bros.; South Beach.

Film Work:

Director, Chicano Chariots, 1992.

Producer, Making Sandwiches (short film), Fortis Films, 1997.

Producer and director, The Rebel (short film), 1998.

Producer, Dear Delilah, 2004.

Executive producer, Sahara, Paramount, 2005.

Also produced Last Flight of the Raven, Warner Bros.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(In archive footage) Warner Bros. Story: Not Guts, No Glory: 75 Years of Stars, TNT, 1998.

Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute, 1999.

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards, 1999.

Men Strike Back, VH1, 2000.

Conde Nast Traveler All–Star Special, Travel Channel, 2000.

Presenter, The 5th Annual ALMA Awards, ABC, 2000.

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards, 2000.

Himself, The 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000.

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2001.

The 2001 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 2001.

(Uncredited) Presenter, The 2002 ABC World Stunt Awards, ABC, 2002.

Presenter, The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003.

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2003.

Himself, Young Hollywood Awards, 2003.

Frat Boys (documentary), History Channel, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Larry Dickens, Unsolved Mysteries, NBC, 1992.

Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, 1998.

Voice of Rad Thibodeaux, "The Wedding of Bobby Hill," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 1999.

Himself, Larry King Live, CNN, 2000.

Himself, The Howard Stern Radio Show, syndicated, 2000.

Himself, "Escape from New York," Sex and the City, HBO, 2000.

Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2003.

Himself, TRL, MTV, 2003.

Host, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 2003.

Himself, Tinseltown TV, 2003.

(In archive footage) Himself, Celebrities Uncovered, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Also appeared as himself, Festival Pass with Chris Gore, Starz!


Music Videos:

Appeared in "Key West Intermezzo" by John Mellen-camp, 1997; in "Walkaway Joe" by Don Henley and Trish Yearwood.



The Rebel (short film), 1998.



Interview, April, 1998, p. 48.

Newsweek, July 8, 1996, p. 62; November 8, 1999, p. 57.

New York Times, July 21, 1996.

Rolling Stone, August 22, 1996, pp. 44–47, 108.

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