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Matthew McConaughey Ready To 'Put Those Leathers On Again' For Awards Season And 'Magic Mike 2'

Matthew McConaughey Ready To 'Put Those Leathers On Again' For Awards Season And 'Magic Mike 2'

We at Movieline HQ were quick to cheer when Matthew McConaughey was named Best Supporting Actor by the New York Film Critics Circle for his work in Magic Mike and Bernie. After busying himself with forgettable rom-coms, the uncannily likable Texan has been on a tear, choosing unique projects in which he can strut his unique and undeniable talents. For the first time in his career, he is a genuine contender for an Oscar nomination.

Movieline spoke to the man from the set of Dallas Buyers Club (the film that required him to drop tons of weight, so if the noms don't come this year, he'll be primed for 2014) about awards campaigns, how he's perceived by fans, some of his classic lines and some possible film sequels. Normally we'd take laser focus in pruning our interviews, but with a guy as wonderfully laid back as McConaughey (who announces himself on the phone as "McConaughey") you'd be a fool to ignore all the "man"s.
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Lawbreakers, Unite: After NYFCC Awards, Is Matthew McConaughey An Oscar Contender?

Lawbreakers, Unite: After NYFCC Awards, Is Matthew McConaughey An Oscar Contender?

All right, all right, all right.

Awards season has officially gotten down in the dirt with a little bit of glorious stank. The New York Film Critics Circle, an august body despite three years of madness under Armond White's leadership, has named Matthew McConaughey the year's best supporting actor for his work in both Magic Mike and Bernie.
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Gotham Awards Unveil 22nd Annual Nominees

Gotham Awards Unveil 22nd Annual Nominees

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) unveiled nominees for the 22nd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards Thursday morning with 26 films named in Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Ensemble Performance, Breakthrough Director, Best Actor and "Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You" categories. Indie favorites Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie, Middle of Nowhere, and Moonrise Kingdom received two nominations each. The Gotham Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, November 26th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
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Biz Break: Bernie Opens Big, Cannes Masters, Tribeca's Cuban Defectors Speak

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Local fave Richard Linklater debuted his black comedy, based on the true story of a charismatic Texas undertaker who killed his elderly companion, last year at the Los Angeles Film Festival to modest critical support. But with an April limited release looming, the Jack Black-Shirley Maclaine starrer is in dire need of a profile raiser. Can the hometown crowd help make Bernie a must-see?

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Welcome back to Movieline's new industry feature Biz Break. Monday morning's newsy highlights include a big-time opening for Jack Black's Bernie, the film talent leading Cannes' 2012 Master Classes, the end of Sundance's first London foray, the latest word on the Cuban actors who ditched their Tribeca premiere for U.S. asylum, and more...
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REVIEW: Richard Linklater's Bernie Paints an Opaque Portrait of a Happy-Go-Lucky Killer

REVIEW: Richard Linklater's Bernie Paints an Opaque Portrait of a Happy-Go-Lucky Killer

Can a person really be charming enough to get away with murder? Especially if the victim is a super-beeyotch to begin with? That’s the question asked, and almost answered, by Richard Linklater’s Bernie, in which Jack Black plays a Carthage, Texas, assistant funeral-home director who’s so beloved in his community that his fellow citizens are almost willing to look the other way when he breaks the sixth commandment.
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VIDEO: Dick Clark's Passing Suits Shirley MacLaine and Her Dogs Just Fine

VIDEO: Dick Clark's Passing Suits Shirley MacLaine and Her Dogs Just Fine

There's really nothing I can add to this video that hasn't already been captured on camera: The white-hot quasi-celeb vibe of the Bernie premiere in L.A., the vaguely arbitrary line of red-carpet questioning, the genius retort from MacLaine, Jack Black's exquisite repulsion, the hit-and-run brevity of it all... It just doesn't get much better. Sorry, Richard Dreyfuss!
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GALLERY: See Which Stars Took SXSW 2012 By Storm

SXSW 2012: Celeb Gallery (Getty Images)

There was no shortage of stars coming through SXSW 2012, debuting films and projects as diverse as Joss Whedon's Cabin in the Woods to Lena Dunham's HBO series GIRLS. Take a look and see who else dropped in on Austin, Texas for the annual film festival, including: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and their 21 Jump Street crew, Willem Dafoe, Al Gore, Johnny Knoxville, Melissa Leo, Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Aubrey Plaza, Gabrielle Union, Bobcat Goldthwait, new director (!) Matthew Lillard, two Broken Lizards, model-turned-actress Dree Hemingway, and more.
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Exclusive: Kay McCabe — a.k.a. Matthew McConaughey's Mom — Has Tough Words For an Odd Couple in Bernie

Exclusive: Kay McCabe — a.k.a. Matthew McConaughey's Mom — Has Tough Words For an Odd Couple in Bernie

Richard Linklater's latest film, Bernie, makes its SXSW debut on Wednesday, but Movieline will save you a trip to Austin by showcasing one of its finer highlights here. Take it away, Kay McCabe!
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GALLERY: Kate Bosworth, Ryan Gosling, and More Hit the L.A. Film Fest

GALLERY: Kate Bosworth, Ryan Gosling, and More Hit the L.A. Film Fest

Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, and Matthew McConaughey kicked things off with Richard Linklater's Bernie. Ryan Gosling, Christina Hendricks, and their Drive co-stars hit the red carpet with director Nicolas Winding Refn. Kate Bosworth & Co. presented the indie rom-com Life Happens the same night that the cast of the vogueing flick Leave it on the Dance Floor turned a rooftop party into a runway ball complete with live performances, drag queens, and wanton fabulousness. The 2011 L.A. Film Fest is in full swing, and so is Movieline's star-studded red carpet gallery! Hit the jump for a peek at the celebs (and divas) who hit the fest this weekend.

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Jack Black, Richard Linklater Open LA Film Fest with True Tale Black Comedy Bernie

Jack Black, Richard Linklater Open LA Film Fest with True Tale Black Comedy Bernie

"Money makes the world go 'round, but it's not the answer to all your prayers," declared Jack Black at the opening night of the L.A. Film Fest, where he and screen legend Shirley MacLaine hit the red carpet arm in arm at the world premiere of Richard Linklater's new black comedy, Bernie. "It makes the world go 'round, sometimes the other way," quipped MacLaine. That's precisely the lesson at the heart of Bernie, based on the zany true story of a mortician who lived a well-loved existence in his small East Texas town -- until, that is, he committed a terrible crime.

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