McConaughey shows off his enviable assets in Magic Mike, a film loosely based on costar Channing Tatum's early experiences as an exotic dancer. No stranger to showing off his hot bod, the actor refused to use a body double while filming. "That's all me up there," he dishes to The Advocate of his scene-stealing performance. "I don't need a stunt a–."
A month after tying the knot, newlyweds McConaughey and Alves announce they're expecting their third child. "Happy birthday America, more good news, Camila and I are expecting our 3rd child," the actor, Tweeted in a Fourth of July post. "God bless, just keep livin."
McConaughey sheds nearly 50 lbs. to play Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club, a heterosexual man diagnosed with HIV in the 1980s who smuggles non-FDA-approved drugs into the U.S. "I really was intrigued by this wild, almost redneck Texan who was trying to be Scarface," he says, adding that the film "is serious subject matter, but it's almost got humor in the most anarchic way. It's a great story." The performance earns him a Golden Globe and SAG Award, as well as an Oscar nomination.
Completing his awards season sweep, McConaughey is named Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. "To my wife, Camila, and my kids Levi, Vida and Mr. Stone: the courage and significance you give me every day when I go out the door is unparalleled," he says in his acceptance speech, praising his family. "You are the four people in my life I want to make the most proud of me."
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