After stunning everyone with his breakthrough role in Dazed and Confused, Matthew McConaughey became known for starring in an array of romantic comedies. From there, he became of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood.
Not only that, but with his great talents, McConaughey has received a number of awards for his film performances. So, how successful has his career become, and how much net worth has he amassed?
The Successful Career of Matthew McConaughey
The 53-year-old started his career in the early 1990s. He quickly had his breakthrough after just two years when he did Dazed and Confused.
After several supporting roles, he experienced his first success as a leading man when he did A Time to Kill. His career went further when he starred in Contact, Amistad, and U-571.
Come the 2000s, McConaughey started a name in making romantic comedies like The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, Fool’s Gold, and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. This genre also helped establish him as a sex symbol.
He then took a two-year hiatus and returned to doing more dramatic roles in the movie The Lincoln Lawyer. He gained more praise when he appeared in Magic Mike and Mud.
The actor received widespread praise and numerous accolades when he did Dallas Buyers Club, followed by The Wolf of Wall Street and True Detective. His other most notable releases are Interstellar and The Gentlemen. He also did voice work for the films Kubo and the Two Strings, Sing, and Sing 2.
Matthew McConaughey’s Salary and Net Worth
As of the biggest stars and box office draws in the industry, McConaughey can earn $15-20 million for a major movie role.
No wonder he’s now worth $160 million.
Matthew McConaughey Celebrates Son’s Birthday
Meanwhile, McConaughey’s wife, Camila Alves McConaughey, showed how they celebrated their son Livingston’s 10th birthday on December 28 with a post on Instagram on Sunday, January 15.
The family had a simple party back then, with the mom revealing their child wasn’t hard to please.
The rare photo of Livingston showed him wearing a “Happy Birthday” crown while blowing his birthday cake.
"Nothing fancy…just us," she captioned snap. "All he wanted to do is go to Altitude, the trampoline place in Austin, and an ice cream cake!"
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