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Matthew McConaughey

Why True Detective Deserves to Win an Emmy

Originally posted 08/24/2014 05:35PM

WARNING: Contains language, violence

Much of True Detective's appeal is based on Matthew McConaughey's riveting performance as (true) Detective Rustin Cohle and the loopy, dark cop-buddy chemistry he summoned with real-life pal Woody Harrelson, to say nothing of Nic Pizzolatto's dense, allusion-heavy dialogue.

But the show's visual style deserves a big shout-out as well, and it's for a combination of all of those reasons that it deserves to walk home with the Emmy for best drama.

Pizzolatto and director Cary Fukunaga sketched a compelling, singular vision of Louisiana (and Texas) for the show: Inspired by photographer Richard Misrach's work documenting Louisiana's "Chemical Corridor," Petrochemical America, they developed a stark, bleached look for the show.

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Why Matthew McConaughey Deserves the Emmy for True Detective (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/24/2014 04:35PM

WARNING: Video contains profanity

Yield to the Era of McConaughey. You thought it was over with his Oscar win, didn't you? Well, you thought wrong. It's just getting started.

McConaughey's role as the masculinely-named (true) Detective Rusin Cohle doubled-down on the grimness of his appearances in films like The Paperboy and Killer Joe, and added a dose of surreal, philosophical weirdness, thanks to showrunner Nic Pizzolatto's riffs on religion, nihilism and the psychosphere.

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Matthew McConaughey Wears a Fanny Pack, Defends Its Honor on Live TV

Matthew McConaughey Wears a Fanny Pack, Defends Its Honor on Live TV

Originally posted 08/20/2014 07:30PM

The star is going to make the accessory cool again no matter what it takes

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From EW: Matthew McConaughey & Christopher Nolan Make Comic-Con Debut | Christopher Nolan, Matthew McConaughey

From EW: Matthew McConaughey & Christopher Nolan Make Comic-Con Debut

Originally posted 07/25/2014 09:15AM

The duo thrilled fans at the San Diego convention while touting their upcoming sci-fi epic, Interstellar

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Support for Tracy Morgan, a Major Nashville Party & More Weekend News

What You Missed Over The Weekend

Support for Tracy Morgan, a Major Nashville Party & More Weekend News

Originally posted 06/08/2014 09:15PM

It was a weekend filled with prayers and words of hope for Tracy Morgan, who was critically injured in a car accident.

Still, between a very important birthday and a equally festive Nashville party, some lighter news emerged from Hollywood and beyond.

5. Kanye Turns 37, World Continues Turning

Yes, Sunday was Kanye West's birthday, which is surprisingly not a national holiday. Instagram was afire with pics from the Kardashians as they celebrated his special day. Kim gave her husband a "Yeezus" cake (ahem, kake?), and Kris Jenner shared a selfie with her freshly minted son-in-law. Send the birthday boy your best wishes!

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See Even More Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves on Kimmel

Originally posted 05/23/2014 11:05AM

[YOUTUBE "imW392e6XR0"] Jimmy Kimmel brought back his fantastic Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves segment Wednesday night, with a shocking twist. This time, a surprising number of the mean Tweets were actually ... good?

Sure, there were the requisite amounts of unfathomable abuse – why does Andy Garcia, of all people, have haters? – and impenetrable obscenities (particularly the ones aimed at Matthew McConaughey). But other Tweets showed a heretofore-unobserved level of wit that made their targets suppress a chuckle. Even David Blaine thought that David Blaine joke was pretty solid!

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Watch Brad Pitt Toss His New Orleans Neighbor Matthew McConaughey a Beer

Watch Brad Pitt Toss His New Orleans Neighbor Matthew McConaughey a Beer … Across the Street

Originally posted 05/19/2014 07:15AM

Matthew McConaughey and Brad Pitt are apparently across-the-street neighbors in New Orleans, a fact the stars apparently didn't realize until Sunday night.

Someone watching from the sidelines started filming a neighborly conversation between the two, which terminated – most excellently, to borrow a phrase from Bill & Ted – when Pitt went inside, grabbed a beer and lobbed it to McConaughey.

Because he's Matthew McConaughey, he popped it open and drank it.

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PEOPLE's 'Sexiest Men': Getting Better with Age

Originally posted 05/07/2014 07:50AM

PEOPLE recently announced Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o as our Most Beautiful Woman of 2014. But what about all the talented hunks out there? Don't worry, the men will have their moment too. In November, PEOPLE will once again reveal the latest Sexiest Man Alive.

But six months is a long time to hold out, so here's a treat to tide you over. Several Sexiest Men Alive – and a few honorable mentions – have not only returned for our viewing pleasure, but they've doubled up. Is it just us, or are these guys looking better than ever?

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Guess Who Inducted Willie Nelson Into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame

Willie Nelson Inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame by Matthew McConaughey

Originally posted 04/29/2014 11:45AM

Country music icon Willie Nelson had a lot to celebrate on Saturday night in Austin, Texas, as he became one of the first-ever inductees to the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.

The ceremony marked the 40th anniversary of the show and brought out recent Oscar winner and hometown favorite Matthew McConaughey, who told the crowd, "There would be no Austin City Limits without Willie Nelson."

"He's been called Saint Willie," McConaughey continued. "There's a statue of him in the middle of downtown Austin on a street called Willie Nelson Boulevard. He's always been larger than life, a living legend. He's an icon, an inspiration to many."

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Why Camila and Matthew McConaughey Call Austin Home | Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey Returns Home to Austin with His Family

Originally posted 04/28/2014 08:55AM

There's no place like Texas for Matthew McConaughey and his family of five.

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