In May 2009 Matthew was seen opposite Jennifer Garner in Warner Bros. the Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, which tells the story of a bachelor who is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends at his younger brother's wedding.
In 2008 Matthew reunited with his How To Lose A Guy co-star, Kate Hudson in Fool's Gold. McConaughey and Hudson play married treasure hunters whose eight-year search for booty leaves them broke and out of gas. Just as they divorce, they stumble upon a missing clue that might lead them to a fortune. Fool's Gold was released in 2008 and opened to #1 at the box office with $21.6 million. He also appeared in the action comedy Surfer, Dude which he also produced under his j.k. livin production company.
In December of 2006, McConaughey starred in We Are Marshall, a film based on the true story of the Marshall College football organization. He portrayed Coach Jack Lengyel, a college football coach trying to rebuild a team after a terrible tragedy. Earlier that year, McConaughey co-starred with Sarah Jessica Parker in the romantic comedy hit Failure to Launch.
In 2005, he starred in Sahara, an action adventure, co-starring Steve Zahn and Penelope Cruz which opened #1 at the box office. The film also marked the first major motion picture produced by McConaughey's production company, j.k. livin productions. For his role as Dirk Pitt, McConaughey also won the People's Choice Award for Best Male Action Star. Later that year, he starred opposite Al Pacino in the drama Two for the Money. At the end of the year, McConaughey was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2005.
Other film credits include the Paramount Pictures romantic comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days opposite Kate Hudson, the ensemble film Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, the horror/thriller Frailty, written and directed by Bill Paxton, the Disney sci-fi action film Reign of Fire, co-starring Christian Bale and Adam Shankman's romantic comedy The Wedding Planner opposite Jennifer Lopez. Other feature film credits include Joel Schumacher's A Time To Kill, Steven Spielberg's Amistad, Robert Zemeckis's Contact, Ron Howard's EDtv as well as Dazed and Confused, Angles in the Outfield, Lone Star, Glory Days and U-571.
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Matthew McConaughey Facts
|Birth Name||Matthew David McConaughey|
|Birthday||November 4, 1969 (47)|
|Birthplace||Uvalde, Texas, USA|
|Height||6' (1m83) How tall is Matthew McConaughey compared to you?|
|Awards||1997 MTV Movie Awards: Breakthrough Performance (for A Time To Kill)|
|The Sea of Trees|
|Kubo and the Two Strings|
|Wolf Of Wall Street|
|Dallas Buyers Club|
|Reign Of Fire|
|Free State of Jones|