- Birthday4th Nov, 69
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
- Sure, I can get a little bit jealous. The good part about jealousy is that it comes from passion. It's also the dangerous part and it's an ugly emotion that hurts.
- There's a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are.
- I love having my hands in the dirt. It is never a science and always an art. There are no rules. And if it comes down to me versus that weed I'm trying to pull out of the ground that doesn't want to come out? I know I'll win.
- I will say this: one of the things that is a pain when you're expecting children is how much advice unsolicited people give you when you're not asking for it.
- Life is a series of commas, not periods.
Did you know?
- He earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Drama for portraying a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS in the biographical film Dallas Buyers Club in 2013.
- He was included by Time Magazine in its annual TIME 100 as one of the "Most Influential People in the World" in April 2014.
- He was voted "Most Handsome" in his senior year of high school.
- He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club at the 86th Academy Awards.
- He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 10, 2006 in Austin, Texas.
Family & relationships
Actor Matthew McConaughey recently purchased a massive mansion valued at ‘$4 million’ in his native city of Austin. The estate was built in the year 1997 and it’s value shot up to ‘$6 million’ at one point of time before the price stabilized after the housing crash. The actor lives in the house with his wife, Brazilian model Camila Alves and their two children. About four months back the couple held their wedding ceremony in the mansion and a lot of Hollywood celebrities like Reese Witherspoon attended the gala bash.
Location: The mansion is located on the outskirts of the city of Austin in Texas, USA.
Accommodation: The massive mansion has a built up floor space of 10,800 square feet and is situated at the heart of a massive 9 acre estate. The three storied house river facing house has 7 bedrooms, a massive living area with an inbuilt fireplace, one dining room, 8 bathrooms, a study room, several covered verandas and an office. The garage can hold up to 4 big cars simultaneously.
Features: The estate has been optimally designed to ensure utmost utilization of its massive outdoor space. A long, oak tree lined gated drive with two circular motor courts leads cars to the garage. Several decks, water fountains and pergola-shaded patios give the outdoors a very aesthetic look. The architecture of the house itself closely mimics that of the famous Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner’s mid-century style. An elevator connects the three floors of the house. Many of the floors boasts of glossy wood finishing and the expensive antique furniture adorns most of the rooms of the house. Other features include the centralized air conditioning system, a modern modular styled kitchen and an indoor spa.
Neighborhood: Famous singer Barbra Streisand resides just a couple of blocks away from the actor’s mansion.
The master bedroom
Spacious screen hall
1981 Camaro Z28
It is indeed true that one's first love lasts throughout life. As a teenager, actor Matthew McConaughey drooled about owning the 1981 Camaro Z28 when his partner, Camilla, gifted him one. Colored jet black, his Z28 is powered by a 5.7L, V8 engine. The car was far ahead in its generation with power windows, power locks and cruise control. In order to adhere to modern emission regulations it was equipped with the CCC unit (Computer Command Control unit). The unit is self-diagnostic and was the precursor to the modern engine control modules. The interiors have been made in vinyl and cloth.
GMC Yukon XL
Mr.McConaughey seems to fancy automobiles with a history. The GMC Yukon XL boasts of a history which runs as far as 1936. Since then, it has been a popular SUV in USA. The 2012 model is a boon for large families, providing the maximum cargo space, seating space and towing capacity. The equipped SUV arrives with top-class, comfy interiors and the best instruments and gauges. It is powered by a 5.8 liter, V8 engine which provides 335 pound-feet of torque and 320 hp. It arrives in three luxury variants and no prizes for guessing that the actor owns the most-luxurious one.
1971 Corvette convertible
McConaughey's love for the old and the beautiful was once again exhibited when one saw his Corvette convertible from 1971. It was up for auction to benefit Oprah Winfrey's angel network. The sportscar nicknamed 'The Shark' has an amazing top speed of 140 mp/h. It has a 5.0 L, ZQ3 engine with 330 hp and 246 kW. Motor Trend, in 1970's observed that this Corvette convertible offers an almost-Porsche performance for a price much below it! The car with a 4-gear manual drive was the first to arrive with air-conditioning. So it was a super combination of luxury and speed at its times.
Matthew McConaughey loves taking out his metallic black Lincoln MKX on long drives. The mid-sized luxury SUV is powered by a 3700cc V6 engine which delivers an output of 305HP. The vehicle is renowned for its seductive combination of posh interiors and high-tech features. The interiors are very spacious and the seats have been upholstered in expensive nappa leather. High end features like a touch screen media interface, key-less ignition and entry, rear parking sensors, power tailgate, driver memory functions and heated ventilated front seats have been incorporated in the SUV. An audio device interface along with the “MyLincoln Touch and the Sync phone” are unique facilities not found in other cars.
Matthew McConaughey drives Lincoln MKX
Matthew McConaughey took a trip to the Mediterranean island paradise of Ibiza earlier in 2012 when he visited the Spanish city with his pregnant wife Camila Alves. The couple vacationed with friends Bono and his wife Ali Hewson and the party enjoyed exploring the island’s coastline, sunbathing on the beach and taking in the natural beauty of the island.
Location: The Island of Ibiza is a part of the autonomous Spanish community of Balearic Islands and is located 79 km off the coast of Valencia in the Mediterranean Sea.
Accommodation: Like most holiday destination islands in the Mediterranean, Ibiza too offers visitors the chance to stay at one of many world-class hotels and resorts located right along its stunning coastline. Many visitors to the island also prefer to stay on their own boats and yachts along Ibiza’s coastline while other choose home stays, hostels, holiday homes, timeshares and vacation rentals like condos, villas and cottages.
Main Attractions: Ibiza is known for its vibrant nightlife and its vast variety of clubs. If you are the clubbing type, you will certainly enjoy visiting the numerous clubs at Sant Josep, San Antonio and San Rafael. The island also offers plenty of adventures for the water sports enthusiast who can enjoy swimming, kayaking and snorkeling along the island’s coast. Ibiza is also home to some of the best diving schools in the world and visitors can sign up with them to explore the beautiful coves and caves around the island while getting up close with the rich marine life as well as shipwrecks. For folks who want to soak in the rich cultural heritage of the ancient Mediterranean town, a visit to the Ibiza old town aka the Eivissa Dalt Vila is a must. Visitors can also enjoy exploring the natural beauty of the island by walking around the nature reserves in the Western Islets, Es Vedranell and Es Vedra.
Enjoying the vacations
Owning a yacht for vacation
Walk along with his partner
Entertainment Industry Foundation
The actor has raised a lot of money for this NGO. The mission of the organization is to ensure awareness for critical health issues and raise funds for grave social causes like cancer research, education, childhood hunger, cardiovascular research and creative arts. The aim is to make a positive impact on the community.
JK Livin Foundation
The NGO has been founded by McConaughey himself with the aim to help children to imbibe positive and healthy changes to their lifestyles in their world. The aim of the foundation is to transform these children to better human-beings through programs by teaching the importance of decision making, health-care and education.
Vibram FiveFingers Shoe
FiveFingers shoes by Vibram are one of the most controversial new shoe designs to have hit the streets of Hollywood ever, even though the comfortable shoe has found loyal celebrity fans like Matthew McConaughey. The shoe is created to mimic the natural shape of the human foot and comes with a flexible thin sole to enhance the natural biomechanics of the foot.
Cohesive Apparel Vista Jacket
Matthew McConaughey walked up the red carpet at the 2011 Oscars wearing a stylish Apparel Vista Jacket by Los Angeles based fashion brand Cohesive & Co. offering unrestrained wearability via its ingenious tailoring, the jacket offers a fresh and progressive outlook to menswear that shows off its LA-centric roots. Inspired by the city’s street culture, architecture, music and the sense of adventure it evokes, the jacket’s signature aesthetic is rooted in classic Cohesive silhouettes.
Ray-Ban 4075 Sunglasses
One of the classic rectangular designs by Ray-Ban, the RB4075 sunglasses offers the wearer a wrapped fit. One of the four pairs of Ray-Bans owned by Matthew McConaughey, the sunglasses come with a polar lens option and offer the perfect middle ground between sophisticated and sporty. The temples of these sunglasses come engraved with the classic signature logo as well.
Brooks Men’s Heritage Track Jacket
Known for its international appeal and retro-modern style, the Heritage Track Jacket from Brooks' menswear range is as versatile a men's jacket as any. The easy to wear jacket is patronized by a number of Hollywood celebrities and actor Matthew McConaughey has been spotted wearing one of these often. The jacket bears the flags and colors of nine countries from around the world with a masculine deep navy base adding to its masculine appeal.