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Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey
Actor Matthew McConaughey won an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for "Dallas Buyers Club." McConaughey starred in numerous films throughout his career, including "Mud," "Magic Mike," "The Wedding Planner," and "Contact."

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Actor Matthew McConaughey won an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for "Dallas Buyers Club." McConaughey starred in numerous films throughout his career, including "Mud," "Magic Mike," "The Wedding Planner," and "Contact."

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  • Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?

    Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?
    They've tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is tradition. This year's Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen DeGeneres, a likable, benign...
  • Oscars 2014: Producers discuss the key scenes for acting nominees

    Oscars 2014: Producers discuss the key scenes for acting nominees
    Pinning down the "best" scene of any Oscar-nominated performance is something of a Stygian nightmare for producers because — as they correctly protest — if an actor or actress has been nominated, they have far more than one great scene. But...
  • Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?

    Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?
    For many actors, Academy Award-nominated performances are to die for. Or, rather, if you play a character who dies — or who's dealing with illness or disability — your chances of earning a nomination and even the win go up significantly....
  • June Squibb on her first Oscar nomination at age 84

    June Squibb on her first Oscar nomination at age 84
    June Squibb earned her first Oscar nomination Thursday at age 84. If she were to win in the best supporting actress category for her role in "Nebraska," she would make Academy Award history by becoming the oldest winner in any of the acting categories....
  • So much time to mull and re-mull those top Oscar races

    So much time to mull and re-mull those top Oscar races
    The Academy Awards are still more than three weeks away, and, by this point, there's the feeling that everyone involved should be looking (or at least feeling) like Cate Blanchett's desperate, fallen socialite at the end of "Blue Jasmine" — bleary-...
  • Matthew McConaughey maps his route to stardom

     Matthew McConaughey maps his route to stardom
    We could, on our own, diagram the ups and downs of Matthew McConaughey's acting career. But, to borrow a line from "Dazed and Confused," it'd be a lot cooler if he did. He obliges. 'Dazed and Confused' " 'All right, all right, all right!' First...
  • Oscars 2014: Think you can predict the Academy Awards? Wanna bet?

    Oscars 2014: Think you can predict the Academy Awards? Wanna bet?
    Will Pink make an acrobatic entrance at the Oscars on Sunday night? Is Pharrell Williams going to mothball that Vivienne Westwood Mountain hat before he sings "Happy"? And how many U.S. viewers will be watching it all — more or less than 41 million?...
  • Backstage Hollywood: The public and private sides of Philip Seymour Hoffman

     Backstage Hollywood: The public and private sides of Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Six years ago, Philip Seymour Hoffman was nominated for a supporting actor Academy Award for "Charlie Wilson's War." He attended the nominees luncheon, a swank gathering at the Beverly Hilton, whose dress code is just one notch below that of the attire...
  • TV Picks: 'True Detective,' 'Review,' 'Hudson Valley Ballers'

    TV Picks: 'True Detective,' 'Review,' 'Hudson Valley Ballers'
    "True Detective" (HBO, Sundays). The self-contained first season of this anthology show, created and written by novelist Nic Pizzolatto and directed entirely by Cary Joji Fukunaga ("Sin Nombre"), moves into its final quarter. The double act of Woody...
  • Errant thoughts on Oscar's best picture nominees

    Errant thoughts on Oscar's best picture nominees
    This year’s nine Academy Award nominees for best picture are exceptional films that envelope audiences with great acting, unusual story lines and distinctive cinematography. But who among us can say they have been so captivated by a great movie that...
  • Oscar-nominated films' unusual roots

    Oscar-nominated films' unusual roots
    There are many reasons investors enter the movie business. "Enticed by Charlie Sheen" isn't usually one of them. On a vacation to Los Angeles a few years ago, Joe Newcomb, a Texas entrepreneur who has made millions in the fertilizer business, accepted...