In 2014, Matthrew won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role playing Ron Woodroof on Dallas Buyers Club.
Matthew and Camila Alves gave birth to their second child, a girl named Vida Alves McConaughey on Sunday, January 3 2010 at 12:13 a.m. Vida weighed 7 lb. 7 oz.
Matthew's father James died having sex. Matt's mother revealed the news in her book titled I Amaze Myself! She also said she ensured James was taken from the house naked following his death.
Matthew and Camila Alves became the parents of their first child, a boy named Levi Alves McConaughey, on July 7, 2008. Levi weighed 7 lb. 4 oz.
Matthew owned a Labrador-Chow mix, named Miss Hud, who died of cancer in 2005. In 2006, he got a new dog whom he named Foxy.
Matthew has a fear of revolving doors and tunnels.
In December 2006, Matthew was hit by a surfboard while enjoying some downtime from filming on the Gold Coast in Australia. Stumbling on to the sand, he asked for directions home--to Malibu, California. It was only after one of the surfers said, "Do you know where you are, mate?" that the star twigged to the accent and came around. "I forgot I was in Australia until you guys talked to me," he replied.
In late 2006, Matthew and pal Lance Armstrong were accused of being gay The pair laughed off the rumors, stating they just like enjoy working out together.
Matthew auctioned off his 1971 Corvette Stingray on eBay, with the proceeds ($61,600) going to Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network for its Hurricane Katrina and Rita recovery efforts.
A fan of motor racing, Matthew served as Grand Marshal for the Daytona 500 in February 2005. In March 2007, he attended the Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix, after filming on the Gold Coast.
Matthew's mother is a teacher. His father, for a time, was a professional football player with the Green Bay Packers.
Matthew owns a 1,600 acre ranch in Texas.
Matthew's first acting gig was in a beer commercial.
Matthew is a big fan of tuna fish. He mixes in sweet corn Niblets.
Matthew was voted "most handsome" of his high school class at Longview High School. His mom jokes, "He just did his thing--played tennis and golf, hung out with the guys. But I'm telling you, those girls liked his butt!"
To get fit for Sahara, Matthew and his co-star Steve Zahn had to do some Navy SEAL training.
Matthew spent a total of nine hours in jail, after his arrest in 1999, and was only fined $50.
Matthew was once treated for baldness.
Mathew enjoys playing golf and tennis. He has played them both since high school.
In 1997, Matthew was first choice to play the lead role in Titanic, although it eventually went to Leonardo DiCaprio.
Matthew is a member of the Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.
Matthew lived in Australia following high school. He adopted an Australian accent for a while after he moved back to the USA.
After his first big pay-day for the movie Boys On The Side, Matthew splurged and hired a maid to clean his house every other day.
Matthew's appearances on various lists include:
2007 - one of the '100 Most Beautiful People'
2007 - #1 position 'Sexiest Man Alive'
2005 - #1 position 'Sexiest Man Alive'
Matthew lives by the saying, "Just keep livin."
Matthew appeared in ads for Stetson Black cologne.
Matthew appeared on the November 2005 back cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.
When asked what he looks for in a woman, Matthew has listed honesty first and foremost.
Matthew: Camila is the love of my life. Everything is right. It's all good. I always wanted to be a father and thought it would be great, but it just took the right woman and the right time to make it all happen.
Matthew: (on girlfriend Camila Alves) For the first 30 minutes we didn't speak a lick of English, but we communicated and I got her to go out with me three days later.
Matthew: (on the birth of son Levi with Camila Alves) We found a great rhythm. Contractions started kicking in. I sat there with her, right between her legs. We got tribal on it, we danced to it! I was DJ-ing this Brazilian music.
Matthew: (revealing he thinks the best way to die is after a rigorous love-making session) My father died right after making love to his wife, and I can't think of a better way to go. My dad always said to me, 'Boy when I get out of here, I bet you I'll be making love to your mother.' I hope my own death is way down the line, but when it happens, that's my preferred exit strategy. But let's not rush it, eh?
Matthew: I can be pretty vain. Vanity's not so bad... Look, do I work out because I like to look good? Yes, that part's vanity. Do I work out because it makes me feel better? Yes, and that's not vanity.
Matthew: I don't see myself being married more than once, but who does?
Matthew: (what he says about being named "Sexiest Man Alive") I like the 'Alive' part. Now I've made it. Wait until you see the roles I could take after this. You're going to see my gut hanging over, plus 22 (lbs.). It'll be a whole new kind of sexy!
Matthew: (on the ghost that inhabits his house) She's a cool ghost. Maybe me being nude all the time is why we get along.
Matthew: I brush all the time. I have a toothbrush in my car. I have a toothbrush in my bedroom, bathroom, kitchen. I figure... you can't do it too much.
Matthew: (on Al Pacino) Once we were doing a scene, and suddenly, right in the middle of the take, he stops and looks at me and says 'I don't believe you,'. That'll stop you in your tracks. When Al Pacino tells you that he doesn't believe you, you believe it.