November 4 is the birthday of Matthew McConaughey. We suggest celebrating this day by remembering his best movie roles.
His biography is not a story of a “happy occasion”: during his final year at the university, he decided to become an actor (although he studied at the Law School) and started to bring his dream to life. Filming in various Hollywood films, he gradually began to move away from the reputation of “the melodrama actor”: Matthew is famous thanks to his roles in the films dedicated to romantic relationships, but later he also had serious dramatic works in his filmography, including “Mud”, “The Paperboy”, “The Lincoln Lawyer”, and “Dallas Buyers Club.”
“The Wedding Planner”
This is his first “hit” in cinematography – the main role in the romcom “The Wedding Planner” in 2001, where he starred with Jennifer Lopez. McConaughey has created quite a true-to-life image of the young man who has a weighty choice: either to choose feelings and love – or to have a marriage of convenience with a rich client.
“How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days”
In two years, McConaughey consolidated his success by choosing another potential hit for his filmography, “How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days.” In the movie, Kate Hudson, who became his on-screen partner, received a task from the editors of her magazine to conduct an experiment and repeat all the common mistakes people make in a relationship in order to write about this stuff. However, Matthew’s character got quite the opposite task: to pick up a girl and make her fall in love with him in a matter of ten days. After this role, Matthew confirmed his reputation as one of the actors, who can and should be invited for the role in “female” comedies.
“Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”
His last work in this genre of films was the role in the film “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” (2009), after which he shifted the focus and began to choose more serious and multifaceted characters.
“The Lincoln Lawyer”
The actor has proved his skills in the movie “The Lincoln Lawyer,” where he played a ruthless lawyer, who at some point realized his client could not be innocent. But the character’s reputation would not let him lose the case, which became a serious dilemma.
“The Dallas Buyers Club”
Finally, there is the “Dallas Buyers Club” picture, which was presented in September. It confirms that Matthew McConaughey is a really deep and professional actor. The screenplay is based on the true story of a Texas electrician Ron Woodruff. In the middle of 1980s, Woodruff was diagnosed with AIDS, and the doctors told him he would not live more than a month. Refusing to accept their sad fate, McConaughey’s character begins to take illegal drugs made in other countries that have not yet passed the test in the United States. As a result, Woodruff runs an underground business of pharmaceuticals and creates the so-called Dallas Buyers Club, the first among dozens of “clubs” that have arisen across the country. Other pharmaceutical companies as well as government organizations start a war against the entrepreneur.
For this role, the actor lost 15 kilos, and the critics excitedly claim that Matthew did a great job with the role. By the way, one of the next high-profile premieres, where the actor will be involved, is “The Wolf of Wall Street,” one of the most anticipated films of the year.