Young Matthew Mcconaughey first started his career in student films and television commercials in Austin, Texas. He made his big screen debut in comedy movie Dazed and Confused in role as David Wooderson. Any artist, the work you do, if it's a painting or if it's a performance you hope it translates to a common denominator with the people that they see something in their own life in there. Or they see something in somebody else's life. That's what's fun about sharing art. I like to be able to wear something that is appropriate for wherever the day takes me: to work, on a hike and then out to dinner. I like to take the formality out of the day's schedule and be ready for any off-road detour. I've never been a manipulator, even in my bachelor days. I never wanted to do things to people that could catch up with me later on. Any artist, the work you do, if it's a painting or if it's a performance, you hope it translates to a common denominator with the people that they see something in their own life in there.
Who Is Matthew McConaughey?
He first gained notice for his supporting performance in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused , considered by many to be his breakout role. He followed this with leading performances in the science fiction film Contact and the historical drama Amistad , the comedy-drama The Newton Boys , the satire EDtv , the war film U , and the psychological thriller Frailty After a two-year hiatus from film acting, McConaughey began to appear in more dramatic roles beginning with the legal drama The Lincoln Lawyer He was released before the season began and never played an official league game in the NFL. McConaughey's parents married each other three times, having divorced each other twice. He also had planned to attend law school after graduation from college,  but he realized he was not interested in becoming a lawyer. McConaughey began working in television commercials, including one for the Austin, Texas daily newspaper, the Austin American-Statesman , which is credited as his first speaking role.
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Matthew McConaughey graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and got his first big break with the film Dazed and Confused. He later starred in A Time to Kill and Amistad , among many others. McConaughey came on strong in with his starring role on the TV series True Detective, a project that propelled him even further on his star trajectory.