In clip from PBS' American Masters documentary on director Richard Linklater, McConaughey recalls first line he ever said in a movie — now his signature
UPDATE Jan. 16, 2014: Matthew McConaughey won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama and has been nominated for an Academy Award. Some have labeled Matthew McConaughey’s recent career winning streak “the McConaissance.” And he keeps on winning. The 44-year-old actor was nominated for his first Academy Award on Thursday for his role as a Texas man struggling with HIV-AIDS in “Dallas Buyers Club." Add to this his first Golden Globe Award win for the same role and his small-but-memorable part as a greedy Wall Street mentor in "The Wolf of Wall Street," and McConaughey couldn’t get any hotter. Lest we forget, it wasn’t that long ago that McC was best known for his shirtless scenes in poorly-received romantic comedies, including the two in which he starred with Kate Hudson, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and “Fools Gold.” But the actor, who first impressed audiences in 1993 as the skirt-chasing Wooderson in “Dazed and Confused,” says he made a conscious choice to turn a career corner.