10 things you need to know about actor Matthew McConaughey

By Clare Douglas

In just a few days, birthday boy Matthew McConaughey will blast back onto the big screen in the hotly anticipated space drama Interstellar.

In the Christopher Nolan-directed flick, Matthew plays Cooper, an astronaut forced to leave his children behind in order to travel to space on an earth-saving expedition.

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The role is another golden moment for the Oscar-winning actor who, after more than 20 years in Hollywood, is riding a enviable wave of success. From his breakout role in 1993’s Dazed and Confused to wooing the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Kate Hudson in some of the oughts' best romantic comedies, Matthew continues to wow audiences and win fans with his charismatic on-screen alter egos and his down-to-earth, off-screen personality.

To mark his 45th birthday, Hello! shares ten things you need to know about the master of the McConaissance – Matthew McConaughey.

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