Matthew McConaughey prepares for Oscars after 'Dallas Buyers Club' nomination

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

Actor Matthew McConaughey is keeping busy while preparing for this year’s Academy Awards. The popular actor is nominated this year for Dallas Buyers Club.

In the film, McConaughey plays an electrician who fights to survive. The film also stars Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto and Steve Zahn. The film was directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, a director born in Montreal whose previous efforts include Loser Love, The Young Victoria and Café de Flore.

McConaghey is enjoying a busy year with many projects. The actor told Variety at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, “It helps me to go work back-to-back-to-back … and if I haven’t for a while, it takes me a while to get my legs back.”

McConaughey recently won Best Actor at the Critics Choice Awards in January, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This puts him in a good position for the Academy Awards on March 2.

McConaughey has taken on many roles including Mark Hanna in The Wolf of Wall Street and Dallas in Magic Mike. His Texan regional charm has been seen on the television series Eastbound and Down and more recently, as Detective Rust Cohle in the HBO series True Detective.

Many don’t know it, but McConaughey is also a director. The Academy Award winner directed the shorts The Rebel and Chicano Chariots.

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