"There are things you can get away with in this world, and there are things you can't." — Mud, Mud
After a string of bad movies in the late-2000's, Matthew McConaughey's acting career seemed to be spiraling the drain. But, thanks to strong performances in five indie movies in the last two years — The Lincoln Lawyer, Bernie, Killer Joe, Magic Mike and The Paperboy — and major buzz for his upcoming movie, Mud, McConaughey's star is on the rise once again. All McConaughey needs to cement his comeback is a big blockbuster movie and he appears to have found one in acclaimed director Christopher Nolan's (Inception) new sci-fi movie, Interstellar.
Join us in celebrating McConaughey's return by reflecting on the many memorable characters he's played in the past twenty years — from Wooderson, the charismatic stoner with a thing for high school girls in Dazed and Confused, to the title fugitive on a quest for love in Mud — and choose his best movies.
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Posted 04.04.13 by BrentJS
It's easy to call Matthew McConaughey a movie star now, but back in 1996, the most notable role for the actor was in the 1993 cult comedy Dazed and Confused and, a supporting role as Drew Barrymore's love interest in 1995's Boys on the Side. It was the 1996 adaptation of A Time to Kill that first tested McConaughey's ability to lead a movie, even if he was getting plenty of help from Sandra Bullock and Samuel L. Jackson, both of whom have a more prominent position on the poster.
Based on the novel by John Grisham, A Time to Kill followed McConaughey as lawyer Jake Brigance, who takes on a case that confronts the deeply-rooted racism of the Mississippi Delta area. Considered a success on all fronts, A Time To Kill made it to our list of the Top 10 Samuel L. Jackson movies as well as the Top 10 Sandra Bullock movies. We think we can quietly consider it one of McConaughey's 10 best as well, though he's also pretty great as guy #2 in 1993's My Boyfriend's Back. Posted 09.09.12 by Ryan
You don't need a law degree to appreciate a really great courtroom scene. From Jim Carrey's hilarious breakdown as a lawyer in Liar Liar to Gregory Peck's dramatic speech in the classic To Kill a Mockingbird, everyone has a favorite courtroom scene.
The Countdown presents Order in the Court, a look at some of our favorite actors laying down the law. The episode premieres Friday, 12 PM PT/ 9 AM PT with encores Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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