He’s an Academy Award winning American actor.
He achieved much success for portraying a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS in the biographical film Dallas Buyers Club.
He also starred as Rust Cohle in the first season of HBO’s series True Detective, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award.
He’s Matthew McConaughey and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.
1. Enjoy the process
His ancestry includes Scottish, English, Irish, Swedish and German.
2. Go all the way
He attended the University of Texas at Austin College of Communication.
3. Have fun working
He began working in television commercials.
4. Do your due diligence
He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993).
5. Create your own weather
During the early start of his career, he appeared in several movies, rated highly among his peers.
6. Leave your comfort zone
In the 2000s, McConaughey became best known for starring in romantic comedies.
7. Seize the opportunities
In 2013, he played Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club. The film gathered wide critical acclaim and earned him many acting awards.
8. Be the best that you can be
In April 2014, Time magazine included him in its annual Time 100 as one of the „Most Influential People in the World.“
9. Don’t flinch
Since 2011 he has preferred dramatic roles, in such films as Killer Joe, Magic Mike, The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club, and Interstellar.
10. Be creative
He’s teaching classes at the University of Texas, the first session of which was about the filming of the 2016 film Free State of Jones.