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Interview of the week: Joel Schumacher

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Postponement turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Joel Schumacher's new thriller, "Phone Booth," which opened at the top of the box office last weekend m
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Analysis: Uneven quality at the box office

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- After putting its best foot forward during the awards season, Hollywood has stumbled in recent weeks with a crop of mostly disappointing movies.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

Once again, the Hollywood awards season is lucrative for pirates, who have flooded the market with copies of studio "screeners" issued to promote Oscar campaigns.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Ben Affleck's superhero adventure "Daredevil" leaped to the top of the box office in a single bound this weekend.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

GAME SHOW INFLATION?
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'How to Lose a Guy' tops box office

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The opening of romantic comedy "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" led the nation's box office with an estimated $24.1 million at 2,923 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said Sunday.

'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

, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- SCI-FI CHANNEL PLANS NEW BIG PROJECT
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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

VideoView -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

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

People in the news

Celebrities in the news.
PAT NASON and DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Nov. 4, the 308th day of 2002 with 57 to follow.
By United Press International

People

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.
PAT NASON and DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

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
GARY GRAFF
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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
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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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Matthew McConaughey."
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