The 5 Steps in the Evolution of Matthew McConaughey From 'Failure to Launch' to 'Dallas Buyers Club'
It's hard to fathom now, but as recently as 2009, if you had told someone that Matthew McConaughey was a likely Oscar contender, they would've laughed you out of the room. For the majority of his career, the actor was better known for crappy rom-coms and showing off his abs than well, actually acting. Now, though, thanks to a string of acclaimed, type-defying performances, including one in this year's Dallas Buyers Club , McConaughey has emerged as a seriously talented star. How did he do it? Let's take a look.