Matthew David McConaughey or “Matthew McConaughey” is a renowned American actor, producer, and screenwriter that is well-known for playing roles in a range of romantic comedies after his quantum leap in Dazed and Confused which made him famous.
Celebrity Name: Matthew McConaughey
Full Name: Matthew David McConaughey
Birth Date: November 4, 1969
Birth Place: Uvalde, Texas, United States
Age: 51 years old
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Camila Alves (m. 2012)
Children: Levi Alves McConaughey, Livingston Alves McConaughey, Vida Alves McConaughey
Profession: Film actor, Voice actor, Screenwriter, Producer
Matthew McConaughey Net Worth: $140 Million
Who is Matthew McConaughey
To date, McConaughey is one of Hollywood’s iconic faces in the field of romantic comedy films that made him earn millions of dollars and led him to his road to stardom.
Matthew McConaughey Salary
Being one of the biggest stars in the box office industry, McConaughey can raise as high as $15-$20 million for each major film to date, a way lot higher than his initial earnings from his 1994 $48,000 Angels in the Outfield.
McConaughey was known to turn down an offer in 2008 to make a $15 million earned for the reboot film Magnum P.I. despite being offered 15% of the backend that would eventually multiply the proceeds to millions of dollars should the movie become a blockbuster hit.
A notable turning point in McConaughey’s career was his acceptance for the 2013 Dallas Buyers Club which is set only under $200,000, yet, made him earn an Oscar.
Aside from McConaughey’s cash cow in the film industry, he earns millions of dollars annually from the famous car company Lincoln which he gets from his endorsements.
Born on November 4, 1969, in Uvalde, Texas, Matthew David McConaughey or “Matthew McConaughey” was raised by a former kindergarten teacher and a businessman inclined with the oil industry together with two other siblings.
His parents got divorced two times and remarried thrice. McConaughey used to live in Australia for a year having been part of an exchange program in high school.
After which, attended U-T Austin and earned a Bachelor of Science in radio, television, and film from college in 1993. Despite his goal of becoming a lawyer, McConaughey pursued his passion for acting.
Matthew McConaughey Career
McConaughey used to appear in television commercials as a start and later had his big break after taking part as a supporting actor in the 1993 Dazed and Confused.
His role made an impact on the audience and since then, his line “All right, all right, all right” has become a favorite in pop culture.
Following his popularity, McConaughey was able to get business as supporting roles for famous films such as Angels in the Outfield, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, Boys on the Side, and became a part of the TV series Unsolved Mysteries.
McConaughey had his major role as a leading man in the 1996 film A Time To Kill. Although the movie received mixed opinions (a majority of which is positive), McConaughey proved himself worthy of handling a lead in the field of Hollywood blockbuster films, earning $152 million worldwide.
With his acting skills, McConaughey ended the 90s with leading roles in the famous films Amistad, Contact, and EDtv.
With his appearance in the 1998 film The Newton Boys, a movie about a group of bank robbery siblings from Uvalde (McConaughey’s birthplace). Even though the film only received average reviews, it was able to hit an income of $10 million from its original budget of $27 million.
However, following his lead role in the WWII film U-571 in 2000 which earned positive feedback and a promising $127 million income at the box office, its historical inaccuracies were exposed and became a downside.
Throughout the 2000s, McConaughey’s roles were mostly with romantic comedy films such as the famous Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The Wedding Planner, Fool’s Gold, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Failure to Launch.
On the contrary, despite the films’ financial success, they mostly received negative reviews except only for How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, making him dislike the romantic comedy genre.
Albeit his ups and downs in the romantic comedy genre, McConaughey was able to take part in other projects such as the film Reign of Fire in 2002 where he starred alongside Christian Bale as a futuristic dragon hunter of Britain’s future apocalyptic vision.
Added to this, McConaughey also appeared in other films such as Two for the Money, Sahara, We Are Marshall, and his unforgettable role in Tropic Thunder as a talent agent.
A decade after, McConaughey continued his acting career and took part in the film Magic Mike together with Channing Tatum, and became a cast in Bernie, a dark comedy major hit, and having the lead role for Dallas Buyers Club in 2013.
The film Dallas Buyers Club became a highway for McConaughey’s road to stardom after receiving universal praise and a basketful of honors and awards for his performance as a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS.
A year after, McConaughey took part in the major hit The Wolf of Wall Street alongside renowned actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, and was able to make appearances in the crime drama series True Detective.
All throughout the years after, McConaughey appeared in various famous films and television series such as the psychological sci-fi thriller Interstellar in 2014, The Sea of Trees in 2015, the Free State of Jones in 2016, The Dark Tower in 2017, White Boy Rick in 2018, and the 2019’s Serenity.
Matthew McConaughey Awards
McConaughey won several honors and awards that include the People’s Choice Award in the 2006 film Sahara, the Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award, Critics Choice Movie Award, and an Independent Spirit Award in 2014 for Dallas Buyers Club, and the Critics Choice Television Award for True Detective.
To sum up, McConaughey was able to earn his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014 for his contribution to the film industry.
Matthew McConaughey Total Net Worth
Having earned honors and awards from the film industry, Matthew McConaughey was able to amass an estimated net worth of $140 million out of his career.