Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey has charmed the world for 25 years through his acting and rocking those attractive light blue eyes. He has the versatility, which allows him to play so many distinct roles from a lawyer to a nightclub entrepreneur. The Texas-born actor starred in several critically acclaimed films, and he won his first Academy Award for his role in film 'Dallas Buyers Club.'
At present, Matthew is considered as one of the best actors in the Hollywood industry. He switched over from the romantic films, which he used to do until the 2000s, to diverse and more complex roles. Even many of his critics are not able to defy his natural charisma. McConaughey has come a long way from a carefree bachelor who was jailed to a dedicated father of three children. He was declared as the World's Sexiest Man Alive by People's Magazine.
With so many achievements under his belt, the actor has not shown any sign of slowing down. Here, we have gathered a list of interesting facts about Matthew McConaughey.
#1 Matthew was not interested in doing the oil business which was set up by his father.
#2 He was chosen as school's 'Most Handsome Student', and he has maintained those looks with him ever since.
#3 Matthew's mother and late father divorced twice and married thrice.
#4 In 1993, he graduated from college with a degree in Radio-Television-Film.
#5 Mathew attended the University of Texas and had plans of going to law school. He wanted to study pre-law and become a criminal lawyer.
#6 It did not happen, but coincidently he was able to play a lawyer in the movie, "The Lincoln Lawyer."
#7 Matthew made his debut with the movie 'Dazed and Confused.' He played the lead role of David Wooderson.
#8 The actor also starred in the famous Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 1995.
#9 Matthew was also arrested in 1999 for resisting arrest after police discovered marijuana in his Texas home.
#10 He spent nine hours in Travis County Jail and was released on $1000 bond.
#11 Matthew dated Sandra Bullock for two years after they met on the sets of 'Time To Kill.'
#12 His groundbreaking role in 'Time To Kill' even put him in the consideration for the role of Jack Dawson in the movie 'Titanic.'
#13 Matthew promoted his movie 'Sahara' by sailing down the Amazon River and by trekking to Mali in 2005.
#14 Matthew was also involved in charities. He provided voice work for an advertisement campaign for the Peace Corps.
#15 Matthew was also named as the 'Sexiest Man Alive' by People's magazine.
#16 He replaced Owen Wilson in the movie Tropic Thunder after Wilson's suicide attempt.
#17 In 2013, Matthew played Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club. For the role, he lost nearly 50 pounds (22 kgs).
#18 He also won his first Academy Award in the category of Best Actor for the portrayal of Ron Woodroof.
#20 His influence was demonstrated as he signed a multi-year collaboration contract with Lincoln Motors for an advertisement campaign.
#21 Matthew's role in 'Dazed and Confused' gave him the motto of his life. And after all these years, "You gotta just keep livin' man, L-I-V-I-N," has been his trademark.
#22 He is also a huge fan of Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp, and he was seen wearing Mellencamp's t-shirt a countless number of times.
#23 He has also worked with Wild Turkey for their campaign as a creative director and celebrity spokesman. The main reason behind choosing him in the campaign was that he would bring more ladies.
#24 Matthew is married to Brazilian model Camila Alves, and they have three kids together.
#25 Matthew follows Christianity and also attends a non-denominational church.
#26 Matthew also started the 'Just Keep Livin Foundation' which helps children transform into great men and women for their future.
#27 Matthew McConaughey's favourite superhero character is 'Hulk', but he does not want to play the role because previous actors who played the character have not been successful.
#28 His all time favourite actor is Paul Newman.
#29 Matthew is also a pet lover. He rescued various animals stranded from the flooding in New Orleans.
#30 His elder brother Mike, is a self-made millionaire and he stars in CNBC's series 'West Texas Investors Club.'
#31 Matthew's father Jim McCoaunghey was drafted in the 27th round by the NFL team, Green Bay Packers.
#32 His mother mentioned that Matthew's father died when they both were making love in her book, 'I Amaze Myself.'
#33 McCounaghey is a good friend of professional road racing cyclist, Lance Edward Armstrong. He travelled to France to support him during Tour De France in 2009.
#34 He also dated Penelope Cruz after the shooting of their movie 'Sahara.'
#35 Matthew has given his dog a double meaning name. He calls him BJ and its full name is Billy Joe. I hope you understood what he meant.
#36 His favourite rock band is The Cult. Once, he went on-stage during their performance and played bongo and drums for two songs.
#37 Matthew has been the brand ambassador for several colognes and scented products. Despite the public endorsements, he never wears deodorants or scented products. He has maintained this lifestyle for over 20 years. His mother inspired him to follow this lifestyle because she thinks everyone has their smell.
#38 Kate Hudson did not like his philosophy regarding the scented products. Despite their strong chemistry on screen in the movies 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days' and 'Fools Gold', she regularly asked him to use rock salt as a natural deodorant during the shooting.
#39 Matthew suffered from baldness in the past, and he took treatment for regaining hair.
#40 He also has a bad habit of chewing tobacco.
#41 He has a very bizarre phobia. He is afraid of revolving doors which are usually seen at the shopping malls.
I hope you enjoyed these facts.
That's all, folks!