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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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'Yellow King Theory': Watch the Web's Funniest True Detective Parodies | Matthew McConaughey

'Yellow King Theory': Watch the Web's Funniest True Detective Parodies

Originally posted 03/09/2014 04:40PM

With its obsessed fan base, wild-eyed monologues and sprawling Lovecraftian mythos, HBO neo-noir True Detective is ripe for satire. As the series gears up for its finale Sunday night, a number of online jokers have gotten their parodies out at exactly the right time.

Our favorite is Onion veteran David Sidorov's "Yellow King Theory," which pokes fun at the insane brand of hyper-analysis the show has inspired in its fans. Sidorov's theory of who the real killer is might seem unconventional at first, but with his obsessive eye for detail, he's spotted clues that more casual viewers probably missed.

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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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Matthew McConaughey's Mom Couldn't Be Prouder of Her 'Great Son'

Matthew McConaughey's Mom Couldn't Be Prouder of Her 'Great Son'

Originally posted 03/08/2014 09:00AM

Sure, Matthew McConaughey's mom is thrilled her son took home the Best Actor Oscar last Sunday. But in Kay McCabe's book, McConaughey was already a winner.

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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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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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