Monday Morning Man: Matthew McConaughey!
Matthew McConaughey turns 50 years old today!
The Texas-born actor showed off his amazing body in such films as Magic Mike, Surfer Dude, Fool’s Gold, and Sahara.
Despite dramatic turns in such early career films as A Time to Kill, Amistead, and Lone Star, I started thinking of McConaughey as mostly a hunk. For years he would be splashed all over magazines and websites surfing, playing frisbee over running shirtless.
But, his most acclaimed years were still to come and he has far exceeded what I thought he might be capable of. Of course there is his stupendous Oscar-winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club which also won him the Golden Globe and SAG awards and many other prizes.
He immediately followed that with a memorable smaller role in The Wolf of Wall Street and an Emmy-nominated performance in True Detective.
The years leading up to that film were filled with other great performances in such films as Magic Mike, The Paperboy, Mud, Killer Joe, and The Lincoln Lawyer.
In more recent years, I’ve been impressed with his performances in the films Gold and Serenity.
\In the latter film, he had a few shirtless scenes and yes, he’s still got it!