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Teenage Matthew McConaughey 'Was Always the Cutest Guy' | Matthew McConaughey

Teenage Matthew McConaughey 'Was Always the Cutest Guy'

Originally posted 03/09/2014 03:40PM

It would be another three decades before he would take home an Oscar, but Matthew McConaughey already had serious star power as a teen in small-town Texas.

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Camila McConaughey: I Didn't Wear a Big Oscars Gown Because I'm Not a Nominee

Camila McConaughey: I Didn't Wear a Big Oscars Gown Because I'm Not a Nominee

Originally posted 03/05/2014 01:15PM

Matthew McConaughey's gorgeous wife shares details on her custom Gabriela Cadena dress

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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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What the Cameras Missed at the Oscars

What the Cameras Missed at the Oscars

Originally posted 03/04/2014 07:25AM

Michael Fassbender took a shot in honor of Lupita's win; Julia, Meryl & Cate plotted their afterparty plan; plus more inside scoop

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What the Cameras Missed at the Oscars

What the Cameras Missed at the Oscars

Originally posted 03/04/2014 07:25AM

Michael Fassbender took a shot in honor of Lupita's win, Julia, Meryl and Cate plotted their after-party plan like old friends and more behind-the-scenes tidbits from Oscar night

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Inside Madonna's A-List Oscar Party | Oscars 2014, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey

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Inside Madonna's A-List Oscar Party

Originally posted 03/04/2014 09:15AM

Madonna's annual post-Oscars party was the place to be after Sunday night's show.

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See Matthew McConaughey's Adorable Vintage Prom Photo | Academy Awards, Oscars 2014, Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey

See Matthew McConaughey's Adorable Vintage Prom Photo

Originally posted 03/03/2014 12:50PM

He may be an Oscar winner, but 25 years ago Matthew McConaughey was just another awesomely awkward '80s teen.

Shortly after the Dallas Buyers Club star took home the Academy Award for Best Actor, Twitter user Leah Pickett Tweeted a very special message to the first-time winner: "My aunt's high school prom date just won an Oscar. Congrats, Matthew McConaughey!"

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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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Oscars Male Trend: White Blazers Reign on the Red Carpet

Oscars Male Trend: White Blazers Reign on the Red Carpet

Originally posted 03/03/2014 12:35AM

Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Seacrest switch things up with white tuxedo jackets at the Academy Awards

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