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Matthew McConaughey on Finding Strength in Family | Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey's Journey to Oscar

Originally posted 03/10/2014 09:00AM

Matthew McConaughey has a question for Matthew McConaughey: "What can I get an experience out of?"

That's what the actor asked himself before signing on to star in Dallas Buyers Club, a role that would require him to lose 47 lbs. – and, ultimately, gain a Best Actor trophy.

But it's also the approach McConaughey applies to much of his life, including his first-ever Oscar nomination.

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Camila and Matthew McConaughey's Kids Get to Eat 'Whatever They Want on Fridays'

Camila and Matthew McConaughey's Kids Get to Eat 'Whatever They Want on Fridays'

Originally posted 03/07/2014 11:35AM

Friday is probably the favorite day of the week for Camila and Matthew McConaughey's kids.

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Matthew McConaughey: 'I Have a Lot to Be Thankful For' | Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey: 'I Have a Lot to Be Thankful For'

Originally posted 03/04/2014 08:00PM

Life for Matthew McConaughey these days is a whole lot better than just "all right" – and he knows it.

"I try to give a lot to my life and the people in it," the Best Actor Academy Award winner tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story, "and I know they sure give back. I have a lot to be thankful for."

After more than two decades in Hollywood, the actor, 44, is embracing his career "McConaissance" – an achievement he says wouldn’t be possible without the support of his wife, Camila, 31, and their kids Levi, 5½, Vida, 4, and 15-month-old Livingston.

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Jared Leto Has Already Nicked His Oscar

Jared Leto Has Already Nicked His Oscar, Keeps It in the Kitchen

Originally posted 03/04/2014 05:00PM

That didn't take long.

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We've Got the Answers to Your Top 5 Burning Oscar Questions | Oscars 2014, Kim Novak, Matthew McConaughey

The Answers to All Your Burning Oscar Questions (as Determined by Google Searches)

Originally posted 03/03/2014 09:00AM

Every year, the Oscars are watched by a whole lot of people.

Many of those people are not pop-culture experts. They have a lot of questions about the Oscars. Sometimes, they type these questions into Google.

According to the search engine's internal analytics, these were Sunday night's five most-searched Oscar questions. We've done you the pleasure of answering them. (You're welcome.)

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Matthew McConaughey: I Want to Make My Family Proud | Oscars 2014, Matthew McConaughey

UpdatePosted 03/03/2014 07:35AM

Matthew McConaughey Says He Wants to Make His Family Proud in Best Actor Speech

Originally posted 03/03/2014 01:00AM

var brightcovePhotoVideoID = '3283529241001'; var PhotoVideoButtonCaption = 'PLAY'; Matthew McConaughey had much to celebrate Sunday night, winning the Oscar for Best Actor at the 2014 Academy Awards for his astounding turn as a man living with AIDS in the acclaimed drama Dallas Buyers Club.

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12 Years a Slave Wins Best Picture Oscar | Oscars 2014, 12 Years a Slave

Oscars 2014

12 Years a Slave Wins Best Picture Oscar

Originally posted 03/03/2014 12:30AM

And the final award of the night went to 12 Years a Slave.

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Jared Leto Continues His Red Carpet Flirt-a-thon with June Squibb

Jared Leto Continues His Red Carpet Flirt-a-thon with June Squibb

Originally posted 03/02/2014 07:40PM

Sorry Lupita Nyong'o, Jared Leto has moved on to another Oscar nominee.

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If Facebook Ruled the Oscars, Captain Phillips Would Win | Captain Phillips, Tom Hanks

If Facebook Ruled the Oscars, Captain Phillips Would Win

Originally posted 03/02/2014 07:30PM

When it comes to 2014's Best Picture nominees, each region has its own taste: New Jersey prefers Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas loves its Buyers Club and the Midwest can't get enough Captain Phillips.

That's the lesson from Facebook's map of trending Best Picture films. The social network's analytics team measured Facebook mentions of all nine Best Picture nominees during the week before the Oscars and found that five films stood out: 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle.

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Jared Leto Thanks 'Future Ex-Wife, Lupita' Nyong'o at Indie Spirit Awards

Jared Leto Thanks 'Future Ex-Wife, Lupita' Nyong'o in Independent Spirit Award Speech

Originally posted 03/01/2014 05:30PM

Jared Leto thanked everyone under the sun when he won the Independent Spirit award for best supporting actor on Saturday.

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