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Top 10 Best Matthew McConaughey Performances On Celluloid

If you've ever seen a movie starring Mathew Mcconaughey chances are either you wanted to marry him or be him which does not come as a surprise. Critics have always had a high regard for Mcconaughey's acting skills as he transforms for his roles and portrays it with skill and raw talent. Here's a list of some of his best acting performances so far.

4

Magic Mike

Magic Mike

His performance as the strutting, ridiculous strip-club owner is perfect because it's so deeply felt. His acting was a cue that helped Channing Tatum's transformation in the movie more believable and seamless.

5

Mud

Mud

While exploring a Mississippi River island, Arkansas boys Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) encounter Mud (Matthew McConaughey),a fugitive who needs their help. Though Mud killed a man in Texas and has bounty hunters on his trail, he is most concerned about reuniting with Juniper (Reese Witherspoon), the love of his life. Ellis, who is suffering the pangs of his first crush, agrees to help Mud. He and Neckbone do all they can to protect Mud and help him reunite with Juniper.

1

True Detective

True Detective

True detective saw Mathew Mcconaughey transform into cop buried in obsession and grief. This is one of the best performances he's ever done where he's personified the drama's dark intensity with his portrayal of his character. He truly steals the show.

2

Dallas Buyer's Club

Dallas Buyer's Club

In this movie, Mathew Mcconaughey plays Ron, a rodeo cowboy, is diagnosed with AIDS. He discovers a banned drug which can help AIDS patients survive longer. He smuggles the drug and sells it to other patients and forms a buyer's club. His amazing body transformation shows just how committed he is profession no wonder he won an Oscar for this movie.

3

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused is an iconic movie all by itself. Mathew Mcconaughey plays an older guy hanging out with teenagers celebrating their last school night drinking and partying. He's the coolest, most dopey guy you'll ever meet with his chic style and his "alright, alright, alright". Dazed and Confused was his breakout movie that made everyone sit up and take notice of him. (Thank God!)

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The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer

Defence lawyer Mick Haller lands a case defending a wealthy realtor's son who is accused of raping a prostitute. Believing his client to be innocent, Haller soon finds evidence that proves otherwise.

7

Killer Joe

Killer Joe

A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple).

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The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

His part is nothing more than a glorified cameo — but, good lord, what a glorified cameo! Responsible for portraying the influential mentor who will set Leonardo DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort down the path of wickedness, he was perfect.

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Frailty

Frailty

Set in present day Texas, "Frailty" centers on the FBI's search for a serial killer who calls himself "God's Hands." McConaughey plays Fenton Meeks, a young man who approaches the lead investigator, one night, claiming he knows the identity of the killer. The FBI agent is curious, but unimpressed until Fenton reveals that the killer is his younger brother Adam. This is a film about faith, family and the end of innocence.

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Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder

A film crew shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying, when they are attacked by a gang of poppy-growing local drug dealer, due to mistaken identities.