August 16, 2013 |
METAIRIE, La. - In the summer of 1992, an aspiring filmmaker named Craig Borten drove from Los Angeles to Dallas to see a man named Ron Woodroof. Borten was just a few years out of Syracuse University and didn't know what kind of movies he wanted to make, or if he wanted to make them at all. But he'd read about Woodroof, a fast-living - and, as it happened, deeply homophobic - straight electrician and rodeo habitue who had been diagnosed with AIDS in 1986. First out of self-preservation and then as a grudging crusade, Woodroof began smuggling unapproved drugs from Mexico and other countries, prolonging his life and the lives of thousands of others.
January 12, 2014 |
Matthew McConaughey has nabbed the Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture, drama for playing the real-life Ron Woodroof in Jean-Marc Vallee's “Dallas Buyers Club,” the latest feather in the cap for the resurgent actor. McConaughey lost more than 40 pounds to play Woodroof, a homophobic Texas electrician who, when given an AIDS diagnosis, sought out alternative treatments over the objections of the medical establishment. Golden Globes 2014: Full coverage | Show highlights | Quotes from the stars | Top winners/nominees | Red carpet arrivals | Complete list | Main story | Nominee reactions It is the first Globes win -- and, indeed, the first nomination -- for McConaughey.
June 20, 2012 |
Newlyweds Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, recently appeared in full matrimonial regalia on the cover of People magazine, but as the actor revealed Tuesday to Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show,” the marriage almost didn't happen. McConaughey explained how he proposed to Alves, his girlfriend of six years and the mother of his two children. At his family's Christmas gift exchange, he wrapped up her engagement ring inside a series of boxes and made sure she was the last person to go. When Alves finally opened her ring, McConaughey got down on one knee and proposed: “Will you marry me and take my name?
November 8, 2013 |
The revival of Matthew McConaughey's career continues apace with the announcement he will be receiving the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film festival. The awards gala will be Jan. 4, during the festival running Jan. 3-14, 2014. McConaughey is receiving rave reviews for his performance as Ron Woodroof in "Dallas Buyers Club," a real-life saga of a hard-living electrician and small-time rodeo rider who is diagnosed with HIV in the mid-'80s.
December 19, 2013
Kate Upton joined Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Orlando Bloom (clad in a head-warming beanie), Jonah Hill, Joe Pesci and Fran Lebowitz at the after party for Tuesday night's Manhattan premiere of "The Wolf of Wall Street. " Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves also attended the premiere. [WWD] PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) campaigns vigorously for animal rights and against fur, but Monday in Detroit the organization joined with some other agencies and gave away 100 fur coats it has gathered from repentant consumers, distributing them to the needy (along with leather jackets, wool scarves and angora sweaters)
May 9, 2010
MGMT's 'Congratulations' : This Brooklyn duo outraged much of its American Apparel-clad fan base with this bent follow-up to 2008's "Oracular Spectacular," but it couldn't be more wrong. A stylistic leap from the band's dance-mad debut, this dense album drops references to record-nerd obscurities such as Television Personalities that sail over our heads, but we also can't stop listening. How did MGMT make a record that sounds like the best of 1981 in 2010? Matthew McConaughey : If you've been on an airplane or watched HBO for any length of time, you've encountered the cinematic perpetual motion machine that is McConaughey.
January 13, 2014 |
Hollywood rarely goes off script during the forced march of awards season. But the Golden Globe Awards, where giddy and often booze-fueled stars roam the halls of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, is a rare evening of spontaneity in the season. Here are a few moments from behind the scenes. Plenty of industry insiders mock the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the semi-serious group of journalists that confers the Globes. (Even telecast co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took a crack).
March 2, 2014 |
Jared Leto won the Academy Award for supporting actor Sunday for his portrayal of Rayon, a big-hearted transsexual combating AIDS, in the film "Dallas Buyers Club. " Leto's first Oscar win wraps up his awards circle sweep; he has received a bevy of supporting actor honors, including the Golden Globe, SAG award, L.A. Film Critics Assn. and New York Film Critics Circle. If fellow cast member Matthew McConaughey wins the leading actor trophy, he and Leto would be the fourth duo from the same film to have won both categories.