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Matthew McConaughey

DOB: November 4, 1969

Background: McConaughey is an American actor of Irish descent who hails from Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in Radio-Television-Film.

Filmography: He came to prominence in Richard Linklater's film "Dazed and Confused" (1993), after which he appeared in numerous films leading to his breakthrough role as a Southern lawyer in "A Time to Kill" (1996), adapted from a novel by John Grisham. For the remainder of the 1990s he appeared in various films including "Contact," "Amistad," and "U-571." In the 2000s he has become known mostly for romantic comedies, including "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," "Failure to Launch," and "The Wedding Planner." He returned to the legal thriller genre in "The Lincoln Lawyer" (2011). In 2012 he appeared in "Magic Mike," "The Paperboy," and "Killer Joe."

Academy Awards: Win - Best Actor ("Dallas Buyers Club," 2013)

Golden Globes: Win - Best Film Drama Actor ("Dallas Buyers Club," 2014)

SAG Awards: Win - Best Film Actor ("Dallas Buyers Club," 2014)

Best Film Ensemble Nomination
"Dallas Buyers Club" (2014); lost to "American Hustle"

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