Weekend interview: McConaughey enters new dimensions

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Matthew McConaughey has some serious real estate problems. Mostly involving space for all the trophies he’s won recently.

It started with 2013’s Dallas Buyers Club, which netted him Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice awards. McConaughey, 44, put those on the island counter in his Malibu home, then later moved them to a large exposed rafter in the living room, along with the big prize — his best actor Oscar for the same film.

“You can see it. But if you want to read it and get a good look at it, you really have to get a ladder,” McConaughey says, smiling. “They all kind of rained down. If I get any more, I am going to do something with them.”

McConaughey would be wise to consider a permanent solution, since more awards may be coming. But for movie watchers, this would have been a far-fetched concept just two years ago, when McConaughey was best known for playing good-natured rom-com characters in films such as Failure to Launch and The Wedding Planner.

Seemingly overnight, McConaughey turned into an awards-season force with Dallas Buyers Club and his Emmy-nominated role in the HBO television series True Detective. The trophy talk has started again with the Christopher Nolan-directed Interstellar (in theaters Nov.7), one of the most anticipated films of the season.

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Matthew McConaughey, Keanu Reeves, Zac Efron Honor Richard Linklater in ’21 Years’ Trailer

The first trailer for 21 Years: Richard Linklater shows the director’s far-reaching influence, as stars flock to honor the filmmaker onscreen — some more poignantly than others.

While Ethan Hawke notes that “he’s onto something special, that’s unique to him” and Julie Delpy describes him as wise and laidback, Jack Black also says, “He’s a sneaky Shakespeare, and Matthew McConaughey calls him “Ricky Ticky Linklater” (and not without an “alright, alright, alright” as well). Keanu Reeves also adds, “There’s no slacker in that Slacker.”

The tribute documentary, directed by Michael Dunaway and Tara Wood, is based on the idea that the first 21 years of an artist can define them, and looks back at that time period in Linklater’s life. Zac Efron, Kevin Smith, Billy Bob Thornton, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Parker Posey, Jason Reitman, Miranda Cosgrove, Joey Lauren Adams, Louis Black, Rebecca Campbell, Nicky Katt, Greg Kinnear, Michael McKean, Steven Chester Prince, Anthony Rapp and Marissa Ribisi, among others, also appear in the film.

Watch the trailer below.


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Video: Matthew Gave Texas A Great Speech Before The Longhorns Crushed Kansas

Last week, Texas revealed that Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey, also a huge UT fan, had stopped by to give the Longhorns a bit of a pep talk before their game against Kansas on Saturday. Wednesday night, the Longhorn Network posted the full video of McConaughey’s speech, which clearly worked, considering Texas blanked the Jayhawks 23-0.

McConaughey tells the team that he’s not going to preach, but ends doing exactly that about midway through. There’s also a pretty good story involving Leonardo DiCaprio. Check it out:


Matthew McConaughey isn’t worried about wrinkles

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The ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ actor has revealed that he doesn’t feel concerned about getting older, but he’s not afraid to give mother nature a helping hand by looking after his face with some skin care products.

Talking to Marie Claire magazine, the 44-year-old star explained: ”I’m not worried about ageing, but I’m not in a rush to age either. I take care of my skin. My routine is kind of basic: I shower at night, then I like to have a rinse in the morning to freshen up. I don’t like gels, and use Cetaphil soap. Jurlique’s face wash is great and their calendula cream is thick, so it’s great at night.”

The Academy Award winner also confessed to using his favourite exfoliator before a red carpet event to keep his face looking its most handsome.

He said: ”I’ve had a Clarisonic for eight years. It’s a good tool before events. I forget about it sometimes, but I like to take it away with me when I go away. It takes off that top piece of epidermis, gets rid of the dead skin, tightens up some fine lines and freshens things. I don’t do many peels or stuff like that.”

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Matthew McConaughey Visits University of Texas

Matthew McConaughey, notable University of Texas alum, stopped by the Longhorns’ football complex on Wednesday to drop in on the team’s practice.

The Oscar winner, who graduated from Texas in 1993, brought along his 5-year-old son Levi.

As For the Win reminds us, the Longhorns – who were ranked No. 25 in the first USA Today poll of the season – are just 1-2 on the year so far and have a big game against Kansas on Saturday that they need to win if they want to try to keep their postseason hopes alive.

They could use a little luck, and McConaughey has brought it in the past by attending the 2009 Fiesta Bowl, 2006 Rose Bowl and 2005 Rose Bowl – all of which the Longhorns have won.

During his visit to practice on Wednesday, McConaughey treated the players to a special rendition of his Wolf of Wall Street chant. Maybe that was just the ticket.



Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon & Jessica Chastain To Toast Matthew McConaughey At Cinematheque Gala

Matthew McConaughey’s former co-stars Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club), Reese Witherspoon (Mud) and Jessica Chastain (Interstellar) are set to celebrate his illustrious career on October 21 as the actor is honoured with the 2014 American Cinematheque Award.

Other guests set to toast, and roast (!), the Academy Award winning actor are Jimmy Kimmel — who will host the star-studded evening — actor Cole Hauser, and producer Lili Fini Zanuck.

Hauser co-starred alongside McConaughey in his 1993 breakout film Dazed And Confused, while Zanuck produced his 2002 film, Reign Of Fire.