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2012

Matthew McConaughey

June 29

Bare Essentials

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–."

Matthew McConaughey

July 04

Party of Five

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."

Matthew McConaughey

December 28

Just Keep Livingston

Just days before the New Year, the couple adds son Livingston to their brood. "He greeted the world at 9 lbs., and 21 inches. Bless up and thank you for your well wishes," McConaughey writes on his WhoSay page.

2013

Matthew McConaughey

November 22

Join the Club

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.

2014

Matthew McConaughey

March 02

Best in the Business

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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BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Warner Bros.; Todd Williamson/Invision/AP; AKM-GSI; Anne Marie FOX/Focus Features; Steve Granitz/WireImage

Edited by Julia Wang

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