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Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey [3]

Born:November 4, 1969 (51)
Filmography Rating:7.00 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.44 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.68 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:51.04%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Contact [1997](28) => Palmer Joss
Reign of Fire [2002](33) => Denton Van Zan
Sahara [2005](36) => Dirk Pitt

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The Bourne Identity [2002]
  • Brad Pitt was offered the role of Jason Bourne, but turned it down to do Spy Game. Matthew McConaughey was also considered for Jason Bourne. Director Doug Liman offered the female lead to Sarah Polley (whom he directed in the film Go (1999)). But she declined the part.
    Sahara [2005]
  • Matthew McConaughey had traveled through Mali on his own long before the film went into preproduction; his experiences and personal photographs were used to get the look and story down.
  • When Dirk and Al talk about an incident in the past where they rode camels in Morocco, actors Matthew McConaughey and Steve Zahn are actually in the Moroccan desert (depicting Mali).
  • To hawk the movie, Matthew McConaughey crossed the country in his Ford pickup, hauling an Airstream trailer with Sahara advertising. He stayed at trailer campsites and visited baseball stadiums during spring training.
    While You Were Sleeping [1994]
  • A then-unknown Matthew McConaughey tested for the role of Jack, but was dropped because of his Texas accent. The director rejected offers to cast Russell Crowe in the same role.
    Suicide Squad: Extended Cut [2016]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig, Matthew McConaughey, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Keanu Reeves, Oscar Isaac, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Matt Damon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alexander Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor, Robert Pattinson, Michael Fassbender, Joel Kinnaman and Jon Hamm were considered for the role of Deadshot. Kinnaman would later be cast as Rick Flag.
    Doctor Strange [2016]
  • Colin Farrell, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hardy, Ethan Hawke, Jack Huston, Oscar Isaac, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Keanu Reeves, Justin Theroux, Jon Hamm, Johnny Depp & Joseph Gordon-Levitt were all considered or rumored for the role of Stephen Strange.
    Parks and Recreation: Season 6 [2013]
  • In {One in 8,000} Dr. Saperstein tells Ben to act like Matthew McConaughey in a hammock on the beach and Ben unwittingly responds with a stressed out and intermittent "Alright, alright, alright" - a quote from McConaughey's character from Dazed and Confused.
    The Stand [1994]
  • Randall Flagg first appeared in the novel The Stand, and went on to appear in several other Stephen King books, most notably The Eyes of the Dragon and [The Dark Tower]. He goes by several aliases, often identified by the initials R.F. As of 2017, Eyes of the Dragon has not been turned into a film. In The Dark Tower, Flagg is played by Matthew McConaughey.
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [2017]
  • Gary Oldman, Viggo Mortensen, Christoph Waltz, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow, Alec Baldwin, Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro, Michael Biehn, Mel Gibson, and Liam Neeson were considered for the role of Ego. Matthew McConaughey was considered to play Ego, but passed on the role in favor of The Dark Tower.
    Spider-Man: Homecoming [2017]
  • Matthew McConaughey expressed interest in the role of Norman Osborn, a.k.a. The Green Goblin, Spider-Man's archenemy.
    Titanic [1997]
  • The studios wanted Matthew McConaughey to play Jack, but James Cameron insisted on Leonardo DiCaprio. McConaughey and DiCaprio went on to co-star in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).
  • James Cameron's regular Michael Biehn was nearly cast as Cal Hockley and attended numerous meetings with Cameron to discuss the role. Pierce Brosnan, Rupert Everett, Peter Greene, William Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, [?] Adrian Pauland Rufus Sewell were also considered, though ultimately the part went to Billy Zane.
    Reign of Fire [2002]
  • Christian Bale originally planned to be really skinny and scrawny for the film, figuring that in a post-apocalyptic landscape, food wouldn't be so readily available so most people would lose drastic amounts of weight. But when he showed up for filming and saw how bulked up Matthew McConaughey had become, he had to change his mind and hit the gym. Considering the two have an intensive fight scene in the film, Bale reckoned it would look more evenly matched and therefore more realistic if the two men were of similar build.