Matthew McConaughey to Receive American Cinematheque Award

Matthew McConaughey
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Matthew McConaughey will be this year’s American Cinematheque honoree, the org has announced.

The Oscar winner will receive the award on Oct. 21 at the Cinematheque’s annual gala, to be held at the Beverly Hilton.

“Matthew McConaughey is the epitome of what a Hollywood star should be — an adventurous, joyous and ever-growing talent combined with matinee-idol looks and an unshakeable sense of who he is and what he stands for,” said Rick Nicita, American Cinematheque chairman.

McConaughey won the lead actor Oscar earlier this year for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club” and later had a hit on TV in HBO’s “True Detective.” He next stars in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar.”


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  1. Pierre Edelman says:

    I applaud Rick Nicita ‘s statement. It epitomizes what a great statement should be when acknowledging a great artist. Here Mr McConnaughey should be a role model for many so-called film stars !

  2. Keep on keeping on Matt! Love your work, always did always will! #whosay

  3. Jamaica says:

    Congratulations to Matthew! (But when are they going to honor Robert Duvall????)

  4. Lori says:

    All right, all right, all right!!

  5. Barbara says:

    Total haters here! McConaughey worked for everything he got. He’s not a poser like James Franco.
    He brought Dallas Buyers Club to the screen ON NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Sherri Levesque says:

    Matthew McConaughey has is a master at his craft. The roles he plays are just as diverse as he is. A bright shining star who is not afraid to go dark and deep. He has inspired me to heights I never thought possible in my lifetime. He deserves this good for him!!!

  7. Benedict Johnson says:

    Even though McConaughey has grown as an actor, he still plays the same redneck in all of his movies, so calling him the “epitome of a movie star” is a bit of a stretch.

  8. Ali Rich says:

    There won’t be an award left for him to get. He can retire now.

  9. Annie Paper says:

    I just wonder did this guy bribe the whole Hollywood or Hollywood is so desparated to push a guy to become an a-list.

  10. Jay says:

    Love it. A man who loves God getting yet another well-deserved Hollywood award. Outstanding.

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