There are only a handful of actors who can swerve from role to role without sacrificing the quality of their performance. Many actors have become typecast and stuck in their original genre that they fail to adapt other roles. Matthew McConaughey however, has proven his versatility in the film industry and has become popular as one of the most beloved actors in the world of movies.
From Humble Beginnings
Matthew David McConaughey was born on November 4, 1969 to parents Mary Kathleen and James Donald McConaughey. He was raised in Uvalde, Texas with two other brothers. In 1980, McConaughey moved to Longview, Texas where he was enrolled in Long View Highschool. He later studied at the University of Texas at Austin College of Communication where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television-Film. He at first wanted to pursue law, but after having learned the things he did in his college years, he decided to become an actor instead.
In 1991, McConaughey started his acting career by appearing in several TV commercials. In 1992, he was able to get a gig playing the role of a character named “Joe” in the video “Walkaway Joe” by Trisha Yearwood. McConaughey later found his niche between 2001 and 2011, when he starred in numerous romantic comedies alongside popular leading ladies.
After a series of roles in romantic comedies, McConaughey felt as though he was starting to become typecast and decided to explore his horizons. McConaughey had what he liked to call a “McConaissance” and sought other work options. He starred in other films like Magic Mike, Bernie, and Dallas Buyers Club which sky rocketed him from typical romantic comedy boy to multi-faceted superstar. McConaughey has won numerous accolades, awards, and recognition for his roles in numerous films and has become a household name.
Assets and Net Worth
Matthew McConaughey has managed to generate millions of dollars in movies and films. The man has become a popular choice among casting directors thanks to his unique acting style and likeable personality. McConaughey is used to making millions of dollars with each movie project, and has earned a significantly hefty salary throughout the years. Today, Matthew McConaughey enjoys a handsome net worth of an estimated $100 million USD. McConaughey owns luxury properties such as mansions, cars, sports vehicles, and jewelry, and even owns business ventures all throughout the United States.