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The Best Of Matthew McConaughey

As Yann Demange’s crime drama White Boy Rick opens in UK cinemas, Close-up Culture pick out our ten favourite Matthew McConaughey films.


10. Free State Of Jones (2016)

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McConaughey brings grit and determination to his role as Confederate army deserter who starts his own community and leads a brave rebellion.

9. Killer Joe (2011)

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Under the direction of William Friedkin, McConaughey plays a sadistic debt collector in this adaptation of Tracy Letts’ novel.

8. Bernie (2011)

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A fun performance from McConaughey as he reunites with Dazed And Confused director Richard Linklater to plat district attorney Danny Buck.

7. The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

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McConaughey lights up this courtroom drama with his trademark charm.

6. Lone Star (1996)

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McConaughey gives a brief but memorable performance in John Sayles 1996 mystery film.

5. The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

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McConaughey’s iconic restaurant antics brilliantly summarise the eccentricity and macho delusions of Martin Scorsese’s film.

4. Dazed And Confused (1993)

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Yet another example of making the most of limited screen time. McConaughey delivers the most memorable line of this Linklater classic.

3. Mud (2012)

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A terrific lead performance in this Jeff Nichols drama was perhaps the starting point for the so-called ‘McConaissance’.

2. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

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Transformative work from McConaughey as he plays a Texas electrician who battles AIDS and pharmaceutical companies in the 1980s.

1. Interstellar (2014)

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McConaughey delivers a riveting performance to bring a deeply human and heartfelt core to Christopher Nolan’s grand sci-fi film.

 

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