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Film Discussion => In Front of the Camera => Topic started by: Mel on January 04, 2014, 06:44:55 AM

Title: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: Mel on January 04, 2014, 06:44:55 AM
This has to be one of the biggest and most successful carrier turnarounds.  From romcom:

(http://www.movieposterdb.com/posters/08_04/2003/251127/l_251127_6ba2cdfd.jpg)

To playing HIV positive:

(http://images.moviefanatic.com/iu/v1378403633/video/dallas-buyers-club-teaser.jpg)

There are some other actors, who are trying to break into drama right now: Shia LaBeouf, Daniel Radcliffe, Robert Pattinson. Looks like Matthew already did that and we will see him in some interesting productions for long time to come.
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: 03 on January 05, 2014, 08:52:31 PM
would you like to tell us what that is
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: Mel on January 06, 2014, 07:16:02 AM
would you like to tell us what that is

Go see "Dallas Buyers Club". Matthew is getting heavyweight and with this performance he prolonged his carrier by some years to come and cemented his position as drama actor. Two years ago, he was still playing hot meat in comedies, which is kinda amusing.
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on January 07, 2014, 08:55:47 AM
It's funny because he used to annoy the hell out of me, mostly due to his project choices. Then all of a sudden dude stars in these very good movies, and he's actually great in them, from comedy to drama and to top everything he says The Master is one of his favorite movies. What a career twist. Bravo.
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: Alexandro on January 07, 2014, 10:06:26 AM
yes. it's not only that he started choosing better movies after tropic thunder, is that he is a standout in all of them.
my favorite so far is Killer Joe. that was crazy.
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on January 07, 2014, 10:49:25 AM
Oh yeah. Killer Joe is the shit and it reminded me how great Friedkin is. Dude's really got a style of his own and he influenced a lot of what we see on crime TV shows today. And what's great is that I still have a whole lot of his movies to take a look at.
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: Mel on January 07, 2014, 04:19:50 PM
my favorite so far is Killer Joe. that was crazy.

KFC scene is catalyst, that accelerated his switch more than anything else I guess. This is way out of the comfort zone, which he occupied in so many films before.

"Killer Joe" is my favorite film in which he played. My favorite role of his is in "Mud" - I don't like much film itself to be honest. With this role he touches and revisits upon what he was doing before (somehow parallel to "Unforgiven" and Client Eastwood - don't take that comparison too seriously). It is also showcase, how much dramatic weight he can carry. It also explains for me why he was cast for "Interstellar" by Nolan.

Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: Just Withnail on January 07, 2014, 04:53:28 PM
In this great Hollywood Reporter Roundtable (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/video/full-uncensored-actors-roundtable-651756) he talks a bit about his switch to more demanding roles. Sorry for not having the precise time, but the whole thing is worth watching, as are most of the other THR roundtables.
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: Alexandro on January 07, 2014, 05:37:49 PM
Yes, I was a little underwhelmed by Mud, just I was a little underwhelmed by Take Shelter. But the acting, and particularly him, was excellent all around.
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: Mel on January 13, 2014, 12:01:05 PM
Golden Globes 2014: Matthew McConaughey wins best actor award for "Dallas Buyer’s Club".

Same guy as in "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days". I don't think I need to add more.
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: cine on January 13, 2014, 12:25:04 PM
Golden Globes 2014: Matthew McConaughey wins best actor award for "Dallas Buyer’s Club".

Same guy as in "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days". I don't think I need to add more.

i think you do. what exactly is your point?
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: Lottery on January 13, 2014, 05:26:13 PM
I think he's comparing his earlier, less valuable work to his current commendable work to indicate the total transformation of his career.
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: classical gas on January 13, 2014, 05:45:21 PM
He showed promise in some earlier roles, but then it seemed he had sold out like so many do.  But uncharacteristically, he seems to have come back around to being an actor again. 
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: Mel on January 13, 2014, 06:54:27 PM
i think you do. what exactly is your point?

He is trying to emulate Robert De Niro's career Benjamin Button-style with success so far.
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: Lottery on January 14, 2014, 03:14:53 AM
Found this. For visual reference.

(http://i.imgur.com/Qc1dswt.jpg)
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: Mel on February 07, 2014, 02:29:46 PM
Found this. For visual reference.

This visual reference was too tempting - I had to fill blanks. "Killer Joe", "Magic Mike" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" - those are highly memorably supporting roles and should be fun to revisit in future. I won't be surprised if "True Detective" will land some awards - I don't think TV seen such a misanthrope.

This is good interview, where he talks about adjusting his career (around 7:00) and last 5 minutes are worth watching alone for laughs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yVUso3tsag
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: Pubrick on March 12, 2014, 02:29:31 PM
i think you do. what exactly is your point?

He is trying to emulate Robert De Niro's career Benjamin Button-style with success so far.

cine's douchey comment was worth it just to get such a brilliant response.

were that i had more than one upvote to give you.

and to chime in, Killer Joe was by far the most amazing performance this dude has ever given.
Title: Re: Matthew McConaughey
Post by: squints on March 15, 2014, 12:49:46 PM
and to chime in, Killer Joe was by far the most amazing performance this dude has ever given.

People don't believe me when i tell them this but it is the absolute truth.