On Sunday, Matthew McConaughey won his first Oscar. Then shortly afterwards, Leah Pickett, the niece of the woman, who went to the prom with him, shared a picture of her aunt and him at the prom. After she shared the picture, Leah said that her Aunt Lori would love to be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and I hope the Oscar host reunites the two prom dates. How cool would that be?
Now when it comes to how McConaughey looks at his prom, I think we can all agree he looks alright, alright, alright!
Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey have rightfully been praised and winning awards for their work in Dallas Buyers Club and now you can own the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack to watch their award winning performances whenever you want to see them at their best.
McConaughey plays Ron Woodroof, a man who was diagnosed with HIV before they knew what meds would help to fight it. So he had to look for whatever cures he could find to make him better and extend his life past the 6 months doctors initially gave him. That meant crossing the border to Mexico, and getting drugs that were not yet approved by the FDA. The FDA approved drugs at that time had such bad side effects that they were not helping people with HIV/AIDS. Woodruff took it upon himself to bring back the medicines that were helping him feel better and give it to other people who were suffering from the virus. People like Woodroof started these clubs all over the country where people paid a monthly fee to get the medicines they need. The FDA didn’t like the competition and tried their hardest to shut him down, but he kept fighting to give people the meds they need to survive.
Since Woodroof suffered from HIV/AIDS in a time where doctors didn’t know much about it, he found himself in the hospital a lot. During one of his visits, he meets and befriends, Rayon (Jared Leto), a transvestite who also has the virus. The two become friends, even though Woodroof is homophobic, and work together to help people like themselves.
Together they will create a profitable business, while helping people with the deadly virus live longer and trying to fight the people who want to shut them down.
Both McConaughey and Leto give performances that have rightfully earned them all the awards they have won. It is one thing to transform like they did for the role, but their performances make this powerful movie even more powerful.
Dallas Buyers Club reminds us of the time when HIV/AIDS was misunderstood, deadly and people didn’t want anything to do with anyone who suffered from it. The movie shows what great lengths two people went to save others and give them a better and longer life. This is a movie everyone should see because of the story and because the greatest performances of given by any male actor last year.
The DVD/Blu-ray combo pack includes deleted scenes and featurette behind the making of this movie and the real story behind the movie. You will want to own the Dallas Buyers Club not only for the movie itself but also because of the special features that come with it.
via The Hollywood Reporter
The first trailer is out for Dallas Buyers Club and it looks like it will be an Oscar darling. The true life story of Ron Woodruff, who helped HIV+ people in the late ’80s live past their expected end date by getting himself and them unapproved drugs from Mexico to help fight the disease, is coming to the big screen on November 1st.
After watching that trailer, I would honestly be surprised if Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto didn’t bring home the Oscars for their portrayals in it. Not only because of all of the weight they lost for their film, but because of their excellent acting in it.
Camila Alves gave birth to her third child with Matthew McConaughey on Friday and the little guy was a big one. McConaughey Tweeted, “Camila (@iamcamilaalves) gave birth to our third child yesterday morning. Our son, Livingston Alves McConaughey was born at 7:43am on 12.28.12. He greeted the world at 9lbs. and 21 inches. Bless up and thank you for your well wishes. Happy New year, and just keep livin, Camila and Matthew McConaughey.” That is one big baby boy!
Livingston has a 4 year old brother Levi and almost 3 year old sister Vida and I am sure he will be as beautiful as them.
Matthew McConaughey was seen out with his mom in Austin, Tx and he looked more like her husband than her son. The actor has taken off 30 pounds to plays an AIDS victim in The Dallas Buyer’s Club and the 42 year old has aged a year for every pound he lost. If he doesn’t win the Oscar for this role, I don’t know what he will have to do. He has gotten so skinny, I can actually say for once I don’t want to see him shirtless. And I never thought I would say that.
Matthew McConaughey Tweeted a picture of himself looking sexy on a camel with no explanation given. But looking at the photo, do we really to know why except that he looks darn good on it. That and he is covering his chest, which is a rarity for him.
Matthew McConaughey was on Late Night yesterday and Jimmy Fallon challenged him to a game of Cooler Scooter Race. Basically the two men rode around the studio twice on scooter with a cooler on the seat and a motorized beer cap on their heads. As stupid as that game is, it is that much fun to watch and you don’t need one of those hats they are wearing to enjoy it.
BTW is anyone surprised by who won? Seems like it was a given.
Less than a month after Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves got married, he announced today on Twitter there will be another addition to their family. He Tweeted, “happy birthday America, more good news, Camila and I are expecting our 3rd child, God bless, just keep livin”. I am sure this baby will be as beautiful as their first two. Seriously aren’t the nearly 4 year old Levi and two and a half year Vida just gorgeous. It’s like they were meant to be together just to populate the world with awwwdorable kids.
Last week was the press junket for Magic Mike and it looks like two of the stars of the movie that comes out on Friday were paid in singles. Matthew McConaughey Tweeted the above picture and said, “First time I made money at a junket. @channingtatum and #mcconaughey… makin money” Looks like the shirtless wonder made a lot more than the former stripper, and I bet the not pictured Matt Bomer made even more than both of them combined. Not that those two aren’t worth their dollar bills, but I just go boomer for Bomer.
BTW am I the only gal who will be bringing singles to the theater when they go to see Magic Mike this weekend? I mean there has to be a G-Sting somewhere to tip the actors for a job well done. Right?
Matthew McConaughey is playing a stripper in Magic Mike, that is out a week from today, and he really suffered for the role. When he was on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno asked him if he manscaped to prepare for the part. Then the shirtless wonder went into detail what he went through and let’s just say the name of the place is the last thing he wanted to do after that. Too bad the cameras weren’t there because I would love to see that in the DVD’s special features. Is it wrong I love to watch a man get waxed?