Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

Highest Rated: 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Lowest Rated: 0% Surfer, Dude (2008)

Birthday: Nov 4, 1969

Birthplace: Uvalde, Texas

With a rangy handsomeness that makes him look as if he would be equally comfortable branding cattle, Matthew McConaughey found fame shortly after making his screen debut in Richard Linklater's 1993 Dazed and Confused. After being cast in two high-profile 1996 films, Lone Star and A Time to Kill, the actor was soon being hailed as one of the industry's hottest young leading men, inspiring comparisons to such charismatic purveyors of cinematic testosterone as Paul Newman and Tom Cruise.A product of Texas, McConaughey was born in Uvalde on November 4, 1969 and raised in Longview. The son of a substitute teacher and a former member of the Green Bay Packers, he excelled in sports as a high school student and was voted "Most Handsome" by his senior class. After graduating, McConaughey spent some time working in Australia and then returned to the States to attend the University of Texas at Austin. It was there that he met producer and casting director Don Phillips, who introduced him to director Linklater, and, after directing from UT in 1993 with a degree in film production, McConaughey was cast in Dazed and Confused. Although his role as Wooderson, a slacker old enough to know better, was relatively small, McConaughey succeeded in winning a degree of immortality with lines like, "That's what I like about high school girls: I keep getting older, they stay the same age." After Dazed, McConaughey took on a number of supporting roles in films of varying quality, appearing in everything from 1994's Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre to 1995's Boys on the Side, in which he was cast as Drew Barrymore's straight-arrow cop boyfriend. The latter film won him some notice, heightened a year later when he was cast in John Sayles' acclaimed Lone Star. McConaughey made a distinct impression in his small but pivotal role as the town's beloved late sheriff, Buddy Deeds, and was duly given his first leading role in Joel Schumacher's 1996 adaptation of John Grisham's A Time to Kill. Although the film met with lackluster reviews, McConaughey managed to attract favorable attention, holding his own against Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, and Sandra Bullock.Finding himself elected to the throne of Hollywood Golden Boy, a status cemented by his appearance on the cover of the August 1996 Vanity Fair, McConaughey paradoxically followed his initial success with a string of small, largely unseen films before landing a starring role as a property lawyer in Amistad, Steven Spielberg's 1997 slave epic. The same year, he also starred in Contact, playing a New Age theologian in Robert Zemeckis' adaptation of Carl Sagan's best-selling novel. After again collaborating with Linklater in 1998 on The Newton Boys, in which he starred alongside Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich, and Vincent D'Onofrio as the remarkably photogenic family of titular robbers, McConaughey banded together with off-screen pal Bullock on her directorial debut, the short Making Sandwiches, the same year. For all the hype surrounding the beginning of his career, by the time he was cast in the lead role of Ron Howard's EdTV, McConaughey had receded somewhat from the public eye, with many critics noting that despite his talent and physical attributes, the actor seemed to have trouble finding roles that would do him justice. But McConaughey's turn as the laid-back everyman who becomes an overnight celebrity when he allows his life to be broadcast on TV proved a relative success, with the actor winning praise for his endearingly dopey performance. The film itself garnered a number of positive reviews and gave a decent box office performance, and by the end of that year, McConaughey had his name attached to a number of projects, including those of his own production company, J.K. Livin'. In October 1999, McConaughey achieved notoriety of a different sort, when he was arrested for resisting transport after the Austin, Texas police responded to noise complaints about his late-night naked bongo-playing; drug

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
73% The Gentlemen Michael Pearson 2020
85% Friedkin Uncut Actor 2019
56% The Beach Bum Moondog 2019
20% Serenity Baker Dill 2019
74% Between Two Ferns: The Movie Actor 2019
59% White Boy Rick Richard Wershe, Sr. 2018
16% The Dark Tower Man in Black $50.7M 2017
43% Gold Producer Kenny Wells $7.3M 2017
72% Sing Buster Moon $270.4M 2016
15% The Sea of Trees Arthur Brennan $20.6K 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings Beetle $48.1M 2016
94% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny Actor 2016
46% Free State of Jones Newton Knight 2016
72% Interstellar Cooper $158.8M 2014
40% 21 Years: Richard Linklater Actor 2014
79% The Wolf of Wall Street Mark Hanna $91.4M 2013
93% Dallas Buyers Club Ron Woodruff $23.8M 2013
97% Mud Mud $21.6M 2013
No Score Yet Thunder Run Actor 2013
45% The Paperboy Ward Jansen $0.7M 2012
79% Killer Joe "Killer" Joe Cooper $1.9M 2012
80% Magic Mike Dallas $113.8M 2012
88% Bernie Danny Buck $6M 2012
No Score Yet Man In The Glass: The Dale Brown Story Actor 2012
84% The Lincoln Lawyer Mick Haller $58M 2011
27% Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Connor Mead $55.2M 2009
No Score Yet Made in China Himself 2009
0% Surfer, Dude Steve Addington 2008
81% Tropic Thunder Rick Peck $110.5M 2008
11% Fool's Gold Ben 'Finn' Finnegan $70.2M 2008
No Score Yet Return of the Thundering Herd Actor 2007
49% We Are Marshall Jack Lengyel $43.6M 2006
24% Failure to Launch Tripp $88.7M 2006
No Score Yet Absolute Evel: The Evel Knievel Story Actor 2006
22% Two for the Money Brandon Lang $22.9M 2005
88% Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Al Bean $32.6M 2005
38% Sahara Dirk Pitt Executive Producer $68.7M 2005
17% Paparazzi Himself (uncredited) $15.6M 2004
29% Tiptoes Steven 2004
42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Ben Barry $105.8M 2003
No Score Yet Festival Pass with Chris Gore Actor 2002
42% Reign of Fire Denton Van Zan $43M 2002
74% Frailty Fenton Meiks $13.1M 2002
No Score Yet Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War Narrator 2002
83% Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Troy $3.1M 2001
16% The Wedding Planner Dr. Steve Edison $60M 2001
68% U-571 Lt. Andrew Tyler 2000
No Score Yet Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth Actor 2000
64% EDtv Ed 1999
63% The Newton Boys Willis Newton 1998
77% Amistad Roger S. Baldwin 1997
63% Contact Palmer Joss 1997
11% Larger Than Life Tip Tucker 1996
No Score Yet Scorpion Spring El Rojo 1996
No Score Yet Glory Daze Rental Truck Guy 1996
66% A Time to Kill Jake Brigance 1996
94% Lone Star Buddy Deeds 1996
74% Boys on the Side Abe 1995
14% Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation Vilmer 1994
33% Angels in the Outfield Ben Williams 1994
91% Dazed and Confused David Wooderson 1993
14% My Boyfriend's Back Guy #2 1993

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2020
2019
2018
No Score Yet Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
2016
Appearing 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
2017
2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2019
2017
2014
78% True Detective
2014-2019
Producer Rustin Cohle Rust Cohle 2019
2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2018
2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2018
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2017
2014
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2016
2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2016
2014
2013
2009
2006
2005
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest 2015
2003
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2014
2013
2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2006
2003
2001
2000
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
2007
Appearing 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2012
91% Eastbound & Down
2009-2013
Roy McDaniel 2012
2010
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Guy's Big Bite
2006-2016
Guest 2010
71% Sex and the City
1998-2004
Himself 2000
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice 1999
1998

QUOTES FROM Matthew McConaughey CHARACTERS

Newton Knight says: From this day forward we declare the land of Pascagoula swamp to be a free state of jones.

Cooper says: Newton's third law. You gotta leave something behind.

Cooper says: We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.

Connor Mead says: Someone once told me that the power in all relationships lies with whoever cares less, and he was right. But power isn't happiness, and I think that maybe happiness comes from caring more about people rather than less

Brand says: Cooper you were thinking about getting home! I was trying to do the right thing!

Cooper says: And you tell that to Doyle.

Cooper says: You sent people out there looking for a new home?

Prof. Brand says: The Lazarus missions.

Cooper says: That sounds cheerful.

Prof. Brand says: Lazarus care back from the dead.

Cooper says: Sure, but he had to die in the first place.

Cooper says: I love you forever and I'm coming back.

Cooper says: I know what Morse code is Murph I just don't think your bookshelf is trying to talk to you.

Cooper says: Mankind was born on Earth ... it was never meant to die here.

Cooper says: Come on Tars!

Prof. Brand says: We need the bravest humans to find us a new home.

Cooper says: But the nearest star is over a thousand years away.

Doyle says: Hence the bravery.

Brand says: There's the mountains!

Brand says: Towards the mountains!

Cooper says: Those aren't mountains, they're waves.

Cooper says: Everybody ready to say goodbye to our Solar System?

Romilly says: To our galaxy.

Doyle says: You can't just think about your family now. You have to think bigger than that.

Cooper says: I am thinking about my family and millions of other families.

Cooper says: I have kids, professor.

Prof. Brand says: Get out there, and save them.

Cooper says: Dr. Mann there's a 50/50 chance your gonna kill yourself.

Dr. Mann says: Those are the best odds I've had in years.

Young Murphy says: So, how did it go?...

Cooper says: Got you suspended.

Young Murphy says: What?!

Cooper says: I have an itch, heading back to base!

TARS says: Cooper, we are...lined up.

Cooper says: Initiating spin!

CASE says: It's not possible.

Cooper says: No. It's necessary.

Cooper says: Parents are the ghosts of their children's future. I can't be your ghost anymore Murph.

Cooper says: So how do you plan on saving the world?

Brand says: We're not meant to save the world. We're meant to leave it.

Cooper says: We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.

Cooper says: We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.

Cooper says: Murph, I love you, forever.

Cooper says: We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.

Cooper says: We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.

Brand says: Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Cooper says: We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.

Cooper says: We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.

Brand says: Love is the one thing that transcends time and space.

Rayon says: I'm Rayon.

Ron Woodroof says: Congratulations... fuck off and go back to your bed.

Jake Brigance says: Now Imagine She's White.

Ron Woodroof says: You enjoy your life, little lady. You only got one.

Ron Woodroof says: Stop staring at her breast. You've started look normal.

Ron Woodroof says: Welcome to The Dallas Buyers Club.

Ron Woodroof says: There ain't nothing out there that can kill Ron Woodroof in 30 days.

Ron Woodroof says: I like your style Doc

Ron Woodroof says: I like your style, Doc.

Ron Woodroof says: Fuck off!

Ron Woodroof says: Get the fuck out of my bed!

Dr. Eve Saks says: None of those drugs have been approved by the FDA.

Ron Woodroof says: Screw the FDA. I'm going to be DOA.

Mark Hanna says: It's his first day on Wall Street give him some time.

Mark Hanna says: OK, first rule of Wall Street - Nobody - and I don't care if you're Warren Buffet or Jimmy Buffet - nobody knows if a stock's going up, down or f-ing sideways, least of all stockbrokers. But we have to pretend we know.

Ron Woodroof says: I swear it Ray , god sure was dressin the wrong doll when he blessed you with a set of balls.

Ron Woodroof says: I prefer to die with my boots on.

Mark Hanna says: How many times a week you jerk off?

Ron Woodroof says: Sometimes, I feel I'm fighting for a life that I just ain't got the time to live. I want it all to mean something.

Tucker says: You ok?

Ron Woodroof says: You rattled my brain

Ron Woodroof says: You rattled my brain.

Tucker says: What brain?

John F. Kennedy says: I'll be looking forward to working with you the next four years.

Jacqueline Kennedy says: Eight years

Jacqueline Kennedy says: Eight years.

Tip Tucker says: You don't do that to me! You don't do that to Tip Tucker and his Tip-Top Trucking!

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: She's my retainer!

Chris Smith says: Deal's off. You're gonna have to eat this one.

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: You know I'll kill you.

Chris Smith says: Go fuck yourself.

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: Do you want me to wear your face?

Denton Van Zan says: Don't be a fool. We do this easy... or we can do this real easy.

Denton Van Zan says: Don't be a fool. We do this easy or we can do this real easy.

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: Now suck this.

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: I mean all she did was suck his cock and try and steal your money. It could have been worse.

Ansel says: How?

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: Well... no, I suppose that's about as bad as it gets.

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: That poor, miserable bastard set his own genitals on fire just to teach his girlfriend a lesson. I guess he showed her. I wonder if she ever got over it.

Dottie says: Was he all right?

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: No. No, he was not all right. He set his genitals on fire.

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: "What did you think this is, Let's Make a Deal? This is serious business you're fucking with here, boy.

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: You insult me again, and I'll cut your face off and wear it over my own.

Chris says: What do you mean? Hey, man, you talking about my sister?

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: Is that who she is?

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: Tuna casserole! May I serve?

Dottie says: How are you gonna kill my mama?

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: That's not appropriate dinner conversation, Dottie.

Dottie says: It is if you poison her.

Randy "Pink" Floyd says: Have you seen Jodi around?

Wooderson says: No she left your ass.

Randy "Pink" Floyd says: Well you win some you lose some.

Wooderson says: Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packin' right here, all right. We got 4:11 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper, Edelbrock intake, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower. We're talkin' some fuckin' muscle.

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: Hey! What do you think?

Ansel says: I don't!

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: Where you aware of this Ansel?

Ansel says: I'm never aware...

Ward Jansen says: Better be late and be right than be first and be wrong... boy!

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: Do you want me to cut off your face and wear it?!

Wooderson says: What do you reckon you're gonna do?

Randy "Pink" Floyd says: I don't know man I'll probably end up signing it, I just don't wanna give in so easy.

Wooderson says: Man it's the same bullshit they tried to pull in my day. Ya know, if it ain't that piece of paper, it's some other choice they're gonna try to make for you. You got to do what Randall "Pink" Floyd wants to do, man. And let me tell you this; the older you do get, the more rules they're gonna TRY to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin' man. L-I-V-I-N.

Slater says: Man, if you're gonna sign that paper, man, you should throw a little grass in the middle, man, roll it up, and sign the joint, man. That's gonna tell 'em somethin'.

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: I mean, she did was suck his cock and try to steal your money.

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: I mean all she did was suck his cock and try and steal your money. It could have been worse.

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: it could have been worse.

Ansel Smith says: How?

Ansel says: How?

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: Well... No, I suppose that´s about bad as it gets.

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: Well...

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: No, I suppose tha´s about bad as it gets.

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: Whose Dick is that?

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: Who's dick is this?

Mickey Haller says: You know what I'm afraid of now? Evil, pure Evil.

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: Dark or white?

Jake Brigance says: I want to tell you a story. I'm going to ask you all to close your eyes while I tell you the story. I want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to yourselves. Go ahead. Close your eyes, please. This is a story about a little girl walking home from the grocery store one sunny afternoon. I want you to picture this little girl. Suddenly a truck races up. Two men jump out and grab her. They drag her into a nearby field and they tie her up and they rip her clothes from her body. Now they climb on. First one, then the other, raping her, shattering everything innocent and pure with a vicious thrust in a fog of drunken breath and sweat. And when they're done, after they've killed her tiny womb, murdered any chance for her to have children, to have life beyond her own, they decide to use her for target practice. They start throwing full beer cans at her. They throw them so hard that it tears the flesh all the way to her bones. Then they urinate on her. Now comes the hanging. They have a rope. They tie a noose. Imagine the noose going tight around her neck and with a sudden blinding jerk she's pulled into the air and her feet and legs go kicking. They don't find the ground. The hanging branch isn't strong enough. It snaps and she falls back to the earth. So they pick her up, throw her in the back of the truck and drive out to Foggy Creek Bridge. Pitch her over the edge. And she drops some thirty feet down to the creek bottom below. Can you see her? Her raped, beaten, broken body soaked in their urine, soaked in their semen, soaked in her blood, left to die. Can you see her? I want you to picture that little girl. Now imagine she's white!

"Killer" Joe Cooper says: Who's dick is this? Is this your dick, Ansl?

Rick Peck says: You muh-muh-make me hah-pay.

Wooderson says: Wooderson: Alright, alright, alright.

Wooderson says: Alright, alright, alright.

Wooderson says: Wooderson: That's what I love about these High School chicks man, I get older, they stay the same age.

Wooderson says: That's what I love about these High School chicks man, I get older, they stay the same age.

Joe Cooper says: Tuna casserole!

Dallas says: The law says you cant touch, but I see a lot of Law...Breakers ;)

Dallas says: The law says you cannot touch, but I see a lot of lawbreakers up in this house.

Rick Peck says: It was like pistol whipping a blind kid.

Dallas says: You are the husband they've never had, you are the dream guy they've never came along

Dallas says: You are the husband they've never had, you are the dream guy they've never came along.

Dallas says: Fact is, the law says you cannot touch! But I think I see a lotta lawbreakers up in this house tonigh

Dallas says: Fact is, the law says you cannot touch! But I think I see a lotta lawbreakers up in this house tonight.

Danny Buck Davidson says: Frozen like a popsicle.

Jack Lengyel says: ls that the Ohio Valley Coal line? The same one that went off the tracks near Akron last winter?

Red Dawson says: Yep. That's the one.

Jack Lengyel says: Back on track.

Wooderson says: That's what I love about these High School chicks man, I get older, they stay the same age.

O'Bannion says: Hey Slater give me drugs man!

Wooderson says: ..get some from your mother man...

Wooderson says: Get some from your mother man...

Wooderson says: Alright,AlrightAlright

Wooderson says: Alright, alright, alright.

Wooderson says: Hey man, you got a joint?

Mitch Kramer says: Uhh, no; not on me man.

Wooderson says: It'd be a lot cooler if you did.

Wooderson says: I love those redheads man.

Steve Addington says: These guys arn't exactly committed to long care...

Steve Addington says: "I'm not an ass clown, in a green room". - S.A.

Steve Addington says: I'm not some ass clown in a green room.

Wooderson says: "that's why I love them high-school girls, I get older, they stay the same age"

Wooderson says: That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.

Palmer Joss says: You could call me a man of the cloth, without the cloth.

Mickey Haller says: Client 1: Dont worry I got it (your money) Haller: Exactly, you got it and I dont.

Mickey Haller says: Exactly, you got it and I dont.

Mickey Haller says: I can't wait to show up the next morning so I can kick your ass!

Wooderson says: Alright, alright, alright.

Wooderson says: Hey man you got a joint?

Mitch Kramer says: No man not on me.

Mitch Kramer says: No man, not on me.

Wooderson says: It be a cooler if you did.

Studio Executive Rob Slolom says: Welcome to the goodie room!

Les Grossman says: You paying attention? I'm talking... G5, Pecker! That's how you can roll. No more frequent flyer bitch miles for my boy! Oh yeah! Playa... playa! Big dick playa!

Studio Executive Rob Slolom says: Swinging past ya knees!

Les Grossman says: Big di*k, baby!

Studio Executive Rob Slolom says: Yep

Les Grossman says: [turns off the music] Or... you can grow a conscience in the next five minutes and see where that takes you.

Rick Peck says: Let me get this straight. You want me to let my client of 15 years, one of my best friends, die in the jungle alone, for some money and a G5?

Les Grossman says: Yes

Rick Peck says: I got the TiVo!

Rick Peck says: How's the adoption thing going?

Tugg Speedman says: Not good.

Rick Peck says: At least you get to choose yours. I'm stuck with mine.

Rick Peck says: [about Speedman] They're going to kill him!

Les Grossman says: And we'll weep for him... in the press, set up a scholarship in his name, eventually - and I'm talkin' way, way down the road - we file an insurance claim.

Les Grossman says: And we'll weep for him... in the press. Set up a scholarship in his name, eventually, and I'm talkin' way, way down the road, we file an insurance claim.

Studio Executive Rob Slolom says: Preferably before the end of the fiscal year. Actually, the claim alone would net us more than the movie would lose.

Rick Peck says: You can't be serious?

Les Grossman says: You kick in the door to my house all ants in your pants, sucking my left nut to get a TiVo scrap for the 3rd runner-up "sexiest man alive" 1998... And you're asking if I'm SERIOUS?

Les Grossman says: You kick in the door to my house all ants in your pants, sucking my left nut to get a TiVo scrap for the 3rd runner-up 'sexiest man alive' 1998... And you're asking if I'm SERIOUS?

Les Grossman says: What do you need, Peck?

Rick Peck says: What do YOU need, Les? Glasses?

Les Grossman says: What?