Date of Birth: November 4th 1969
Matthew McConaughey earned a People's Choice Award in 2005 for his starring role in the hit film Sahara, co-starring Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn. Sahara, which opened at the top of the weekend box office, also marked the first major motion picture produced by his production company, j.k. livin productions. McConaughey followed with a starring role opposite Al Pacino in the drama Two for the Money, before closing the year as People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.
Among his film credits are the popular romantic comedies Failure to Launch, with Sarah Jessica Parker, and How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days, opposite Kate Hudson; the ensemble Thirteen Conversations About One Thing; the horror thriller Frailty, written and directed by Bill Paxton; the sci-fi adventure Reign of Fire; and Adam Shankman's hit romantic comedy The Wedding Planner, with Jennifer Lopez.
At first, Linklater thought Matthew was too handsome to play the role of a guy chasing high school girls in his coming-of-age drama Dazed and Confused (1993), but cast him after Matthew grew out his hair and mustache.
Police responded to a disturbance call at Matthew's home in Austin, Tx. in October. When they arrived, the music was blaring and he was playing bongo drums in the nude. He was with an unknown man and police attempted to arrest him after spotting illegal drugs. He resisted arrest.