The current holder of the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, Matthew McConaughey, recently gave a pep talk to the Texas University football team and while doing so he revealed his own favorite McConaughey film.
After imparting some Rust Cohleian philosophical wisdom on the Longhorns he asked if anyone had a question.
Q: What’s the favorite movie you ever made?
This got me to thinking about my favorite films that Matthew McConaughey has had a major role in. So here’s my top 5 including the IMDB synopsis and theatrical trailer for each in case you haven’t seen any of the selections:
5: DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.
4: KILLER JOE
When a debt puts a young man’s life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.
3: DAZED AND CONFUSED
The adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school, in May of 1976.
Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.
1: A TIME TO KILL
A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
What’s your favorite Matthew McConaughey film?