5 Unforgettable Movies of Matthew McConaughey

Happy birthday to Hollywood's cowboy, Matthew David McConaughey, who turns 47 today. Born in Texas, the American actor first gained attention for his breakout role in the comedy Dazed and Confused (1993). He has appeared in many films since, right from rom-coms to dramatic ones. The Oscar-winning actor owns a 1,600-acre ranch in west Texas, which he purchased for half a million dollars. He was voted the school's Most Handsome Student and hasn't worn deodorant in 20 years. Alright, alright, alright, let's have a look at his five best roles over the years.

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
This film earned McConaughey both the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, among other awards and nominations, for playing the role or a cowboy diagnosed with cancer. The film took 20 years to make and was filmed in only 25 days.

True Detective (2014)
He starred as the enigmatic detective Rust Cohle in the first season of HBO's crime anthology series True Detective, for which he won a Critics' Choice Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award.

Interstellar (2014)
In the Christopher Nolan's thriller, Matthew plays Cooper, a pilot-turned-farmer-turned-astronaut, playing the pivotal role of a father as well.

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
McConaughey plays a criminal defense attorney in the legal thriller film adapted from the novel of the same name by Michael Connelly.

Free State of Jones (2016)
Here, he plays the lead role in the war film that is inspired by the life of Newton Knight and his armed rebellion against the Confederacy in Jones County, Mississippi, during the American Civil War.

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