Matthew McConaughey filmography

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A photograph of McConaughey attending the Golden Kamera awards in 2014
McConaughey in 2014

Matthew McConaughey is an American actor who made his breakthrough by starring in the Richard Linklater-directed coming of age comedy Dazed and Confused in 1993.[1][2] His first lead role was in the 1996 film adaptation of the John Grisham novel A Time to Kill.[3] The following year, McConaughey played the lawyer Roger Sherman Baldwin opposite Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins in the Steven Spielberg-directed historical drama Amistad, and also starred opposite Jodie Foster in the Robert Zemeckis-directed science fiction drama Contact. In 1998, he appeared in the Linklater-directed comedy-drama The Newton Boys. During the 2000s, McConaughey was typecast as a romantic comedy lead in the films The Wedding Planner (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Failure to Launch (2006), and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009).[2][4]

In the early 2010s, McConaughey became better known for his dramatic roles. This reinvention was cited in the media as the "McConaissance" and started when he played Mickey Haller in the adaptation of the Michael Connelly novel of the same name The Lincoln Lawyer, and reunited with Linklater on the black comedy Bernie (both 2011).[2][4][5] In the same year he played the title role in the Southern Gothic crime film Killer Joe, for which he received the Saturn Award for Best Actor.[6] The following year he starred in the coming-of-age drama Mud (2012),[7] and also played a supporting role in the Steven Soderbergh-directed comedy-drama Magic Mike (2012).[8][9]

McConaughey's next role was as Ron Woodroof in the 2013 biographical drama Dallas Buyers Club. His performance garnered him the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor (Drama), and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.[10][11] He also appeared in the Martin Scorsese-directed The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013. In 2014, McConaughey played detective Rust Cohle in the television crime drama series True Detective and starred in the Christopher Nolan-directed science fiction film Interstellar. The former earned McConaughey a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.[12][13]

Film

A photograph of McConaughey at the March 2005 premiere of his film, Sahara in Austin, Texas
McConaughey at the March 2005 premiere of his film, Sahara in Austin, Texas
A photograph of McConaughey attending the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011
McConaughey attending the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011
Title Year Role Notes Ref(s)
Chicano Chariots 1992 Short film
Director
[14]
My Boyfriend's Back 1993 Guy #2 [15][16]
Dazed and Confused 1993 David Wooderson [2]
Angels in the Outfield 1994 Ben Williams [17]
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation 1994 Vilmer Slaughter [18]
Boys on the Side 1995 Officer Abe Lincoln [19]
Glory Daze 1995 Rental Truck Guy [20]
Lone Star 1996 Buddy Deeds [21]
A Time to Kill 1996 Jake Brigance [22]
Larger than Life 1996 Tip Tucker [23]
Scorpion Spring 1996 El Rojo [24][25]
Contact 1997 Palmer Joss [26]
Amistad 1997 Roger Sherman Baldwin [27]
The Newton Boys 1998 Willis Newton [28]
Making Sandwiches 1998 Bud Hoagie Short film
Also producer
[29]
The Rebel 1998 Short film
Director, producer, and writer
[30]
EDtv 1999 Ed Pekurny [31]
U-571 2000 Lt. Andrew Tyler [32]
The Wedding Planner 2001 Steve Edison [33]
Frailty 2002 Fenton/Adam Meiks [34]
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing 2002 Troy [35]
Reign of Fire 2002 Denton Van Zan [36]
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 Benjamin Barry [37]
Tiptoes 2003 Steven [38]
Sahara 2005 Dirk Pitt Also executive producer [39]
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D 2005 Al Bean (voice) Documentary
IMAX only
[40]
Two for the Money 2005 Brandon Lang [41]
Failure to Launch 2006 Tripp [42]
We Are Marshall 2006 Jack Lengyel [43]
Fool's Gold 2008 Ben "Finn" Finnegan [44]
Tropic Thunder 2008 Rick Peck [45]
Surfer, Dude 2008 Steve Addington Also producer [46]
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009 Connor Mead [47]
The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 Mickey Haller [48]
Bernie 2011 Danny Buck Davidson [49]
Killer Joe 2011 "Killer" Joe Cooper [50][51]
Mud 2012 Mud [52]
Magic Mike 2012 Dallas [53]
The Paperboy 2012 Ward Jansen [54][55]
Dallas Buyers Club 2013 Ron Woodroof [56]
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 Mark Hanna [57]
Interstellar 2014 Cooper [58]
The Sea of Trees 2016 Arthur Brennan [59][60]
Free State of Jones 2016 Newton Knight [61]
Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 Beetle/Hanzo (voice) [62]
Sing 2016 Buster Moon (voice) [63]
Gold 2016 Kenny Wells [64][65]
The Dark Tower 2017 Walter Padick [66][67]
White Boy Rick 2018 Wershe Sr., RichardRichard Wershe Sr. Post-production [68]
Serenity 2018 Filming [69]
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Television

A photograph of McConaughey with True Detective co-star Woody Harrelson at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2014
McConaughey (right) with True Detective co-star Woody Harrelson (left) at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2014
Title Year(s) Role Network Notes Ref.
Unsolved Mysteries 1992 Larry Dickens NBC Episode: #5.12 [70]
King of the Hill 1999 Rad Thidbodeaux (voice) FOX Episode: "The Wedding of Bobby Hill" [71]
Sex and the City 2000 Himself HBO Episode: "Escape from New York" [72]
Saturday Night Live 2003 Host NBC Episode: "Matthew McConaughey/Dixie Chicks" [73]
Freedom: A History of US 2003 Charles Fenno Hoffman / Alexander H. Stephens / Captain W. W. Wood / Andrew Johnson / John Swinton / Mark Twain PBS 6 episodes [74]
Eastbound & Down 2010–2012 Roy McDaniel HBO 3 episodes [75]
True Detective 2014–present Rustin "Rust" Cohle HBO Season 1 only
Also executive producer
[76]
Saturday Night Live 2015 Host NBC Episode: "Matthew McConaughey/Adele" [73]

Music videos

Title Year Artist Role Ref.
Walkaway Joe 1992 Trisha Yearwood ft. Don Henley Walkaway Joe [77]
Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First) 1996 John Mellencamp Male lead [78]
Synthesizers 2012 Butch Walker and The Black Widows David Wooderson [79]

See also

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