MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY made his motion picture debut in Richard Linklater’s film classic, “Dazed and Confused,” while attending the University of Texas. After only a short time in Los Angeles, McConaughey soon received leading man status with his riveting performance in “A Time To Kill,” director Joel Schumacher’s adaptation of John Grisham’s first novel. The film also starred Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey and Samuel L. Jackson. It surpassed over $100 million dollars in domestic box office and earned McConaughey rave reviews.


McConaughey solidified his resume by working with A-list directors and highly regarded co-stars. He starred opposite Jodie Foster in Robert Zemeckis’, “Contact,” which was also another $100 million dollar domestic box-office hit for Warner Bros. McConaughey then worked with Steven Spielberg in “Amistad,” which co-starred Anthony Hopkins and Morgan Freeman. The film was based on the true story of a 1839 revolt by Africans on the slave ship “Amistad” and their subsequent trial.


McConaughey broadened his resume by starring in Ron Howard’s “Ed TV” for Universal Pictures, playing a young man caught up in the fame of reality TV. He most recently starred in the submarine action-thriller “U-571″ - a German submarine which is boarded by disguised Americans trying to capture the German’s Enigma cipher machine. The film was directed by Jonathan Mostow.