'The Recruit' wins U.S. box office

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The opening of spy thriller "The Recruit" edged "Final Destination 2" as it led the nation's box office with an estimated $16.5 million at 2,376 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said Sunday.

Feature: Hollywood letting its hair down

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Now that Hollywood has released its prestige Oscar contenders, it's time to feed the fun -- and occasionally mindless -- pictures into the release pipeline.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

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M. McConaughey shakes hands with fame

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The way Matthew McConaughey sees it he is building his career "in reverse order," having achieved fame a decade ago -- even though he is just now reaching the age, 33, when actors more typically make professional breakthroughs.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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What's new in the world of home entertainment.
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

People in the news

Celebrities in the news.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Nov. 4, the 308th day of 2002 with 57 to follow.
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HONORS FOR DE NIRO, LOREN The National Italian American Foundation has announced that it will induct Robert De Niro and Sophia Loren into its ItalianAmerican Hall of Fame in ceremonies on Sunday in Washington.
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Farm Aid 2002

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Earnest encouragement for family farmers and fighting words for the U.S. government and corporate concerns -- and plenty of music -- were the focus of Farm Aid

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What's new on home video...
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Hollywood Digest

U.S. BOX OFFICE STILL ON TORRID PACE With "Men in Black II" hanging onto the No. 1 spot and "Road to Perdition" leading a field of four new releases, the U.S. box office continued to run well ahead of last year's pace, taking in an estimated $141 million
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Perdition' will challenge audiences

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- The new Tom Hanks-Paul Newman gangster drama "Road to Perdition," which opens Friday, throws down an interesting challenge to American movie audiences accustome
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

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Summer of '02 starts to take shape

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The 2001 holiday movie season just got under way, with the release of the Disney-Pixar animated feature, "Monsters, Inc.," but Hollywood studio executives are a
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Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves attends the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute to Neil Young in Los Angeles on January 29, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen

Matthew David McConaughey ( /məˈkɒnəheɪ/; born November 4, 1969) is an American actor.

After a series of minor roles in the early 1990s, McConaughey gained notice for his breakout role in Dazed and Confused (1993). He then appeared in films such as A Time to Kill, Contact, U-571, Tiptoes, Sahara, and We Are Marshall. McConaughey is best known more recently for his performances as a leading man in the romantic comedies The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Fool's Gold.

McConaughey, the youngest of three boys, was born in Uvalde, Texas, the son of Mary Kathleen "Kay" (née McCabe), a kindergarten teacher, and James Donald McConaughey, a gas-station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business and once played football for the Green Bay Packers. McConaughey has Irish ancestry and had a Methodist upbringing. McConaughey's mother and late father divorced and re-married each other several times.

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