McConaughey, Matthew: Actor Profile
Matthew McConaughey plays Connor Mead in “Ghosts of Girfriends Past” which is being released by New Line Cinema on May 1, 2009.
McConaughey was most recently seen in the ensemble cast of Ben Stiller's hit action comedy “Tropic Thunder.” Earlier in 2008, he headlined opposite Kate Hudson in “Fool's Gold,” for director Andy Tennant. He also produced and starred in “Surfer, Dude” a comedy that featured music from his own j.k. livin recording artist Mishka.
In 2007, McConaughey portrayed real-life college football coach Jack Lengyel
in the critically acclaimed drama “We Are Marshall,” the inspiring story of a small West Virginia town's struggle with devastating loss.
Previously, he starred in the action adventure comedy “Sahara,” with Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn. He earned a People's Choice Award for his role in the film, which opened at the top of the weekend box office and marked the first major motion picture produced by his production company, j.k. livin productions. McConaughey followed with a starring role opposite Al Pacino in the drama “Two for the Money” before closing 2005 as People Magazine's “Sexiest Man Alive.”
His film credits include the popular romantic comedies “Failure to Launch,” with Sarah Jessica Parker, and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” opposite Kate Hudson; the sci-fi adventure “Reign of Fire,” with Christian Bale; the ensemble drama “Thirteen Conversations About One Thing”; the horror thriller “Frailty,” written and directed by Bill Paxton; and Adam Shankman's hit romantic comedy “The Wedding Planner,” opposite Jennifer Lopez.
McConaughey also starred in the World War II action drama “U-571,” Ron Howard's “EDtv,” Steven Spielberg's “Amistad,” Robert Zemeckis's “Contact” and Joel Schumacher's critically acclaimed courtroom drama “A Time to Kill,” as well as “Lone Star,” “Angels in the Outfield” and Richard Linklater's “Dazed and Confused.”
McConaughey's production company, j.k. livin, executive produced the feature documentary “Hands on a Hard Body,” and is currently in development on numerous projects with various studios and production companies.
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