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Oscar nominations 2014: McConaughey hits actor high with 'Dallas'
Oscar nominations 2014: McConaughey hits actor high with 'Dallas'

Hollywood loves a story of reinvention, and few can top the one by Matthew McConaughey, who began to be taken more seriously as an actor with a well-regarded turn in "The Lincoln Lawyer" nearly three years ago and kicked it into a different gear in 2013. It wasn't long ago, of course, that McConaughey was more famous for his off-screen exploits than his film performances. Yet when the Oscar nominations were announced Thursday morning, there was McConaughey, a heralded lead actor nominee for his turn as homophobic AIDS patient Ron Woodroof in the best picture nominee "Dallas Buyers Club." The moment capped an exceptional year for the 44-year-old actor. McConaughey has starred as a...

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