Matthew McConaughey was born in 1969 in Texas. His mother was a substitute teacher and his father owned a gas station. He was raised in Longview, Texas and later studied at the local high-school.
Matthew Mcconaughey Net Worth - $95 Million
Birth Name - Matthew David McConaughey
Date of birth - November 4, 1969
Zodiac Sign - Scorpio
Birth Place - Uvalde, Texas, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 0″
Profession - Television producer, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director
He was not drawn to acting from the beginning and even studied law at the University of Austin, before deciding that film was what he wanted to do in life. And so he did. It did not take him long to get his first small roles in the beginning of the ‘90s, and then receive more important parts. His first collaboration with a major director came in 1993, when he got a role in Richard Linklater’s movie, “Dazed and confused”. This was soon to be followed by a drama where he joined Sandra Bullock and Kevin Spacey, a cinematographic adaptation of John Grisham’s novel, A time to kill.
For a long period of time, his career mainly focused on romantic comedies that made him known to the public: “The Wedding Planner” (2001), “How to lose a guy in ten days” (2003) or “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” (2009). His evermore demanding projects gave him the chance to play alongside great names of the cinema, actors and directors: Richard Linklater, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Jodie Foster, Al Pacino, Bill Murray, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, etc.
Finally, his great success came in 2011, when he played the role of Ron Woodroof in the drama “Dallas Buyers Club”, a man who, being diagnosed with AIDS starts helping people with the same condition to get their needed medication, not provided or approved by the medical system. The outstanding performance, for which McConaughey lost 47 pounds, brought him the Oscar for the best male actor performance in a leading role. In the movie, he plays alongside Jared Leto, who also won an Oscar for the best male actor performance in a supportive role.
Matthew McConaughey was involved in major cinematographically successes, such as Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” and the critically acclaimed series, “True detective” (2014). Currently, McConaughey is filming “Sing”, alongside Scarlett Johansson.
Somewhat paradoxical, for the Oscar winning movie “Dallas Buyers Club”, the actor was paid less than $200 thousand, but he didn’t regret it. Even more surprising, the actor turned down a $15 million offer, prior to getting involved in the project. He was paid more than $8 million for his role in “Sahara” (2005) and has an estimated win of $21 million for 2015 alone. As a result, Matthew McConaughey net worth is somewhere around $95 million.