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American actor stands up for his faith

Phoebe Simcock, 2nd Nov 2021
Tags: Life Blog Film TV

Today we celebrate the last segment of our inspirational people series, and we are ending on a high. The series has been hugely successful and great fun, and we are sad to leave it but xRhythms has an exciting new venture coming soon that you won’t want to miss. 

Proud of his relationship with God.

Famous for ‘Interstellar’ and ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’, this actor opens up about how Christian values are not openly discussed in Hollywood and how he’d like to change that. He prides himself on being proud of his relationship with God, and with this, he inspires others to be proud of their faith too. This wonderful actor and advocate is the very talented Matthew McConaughey.  

Matthew McConaughey
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Matthew David McConaughey was born in Texas in 1969. His Mother was a published author and his adopted brother Michael is a self-made millionaire who stars in the series ‘West Texas Investors Club’. 

Matthew graduated from the University of Texas in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film. He had the intention of learning in a private school until his brother said it would be a burden on the family’s finances. At the time this may have been a crushing blow for Matthew, but what came next made him the inspiration he is today. 

McConaughey began working small parts in television commercials.

In the early 1990s, Matthew McConaughey began working small parts in television commercials. His first big role was ‘Guy 2’ in ‘My Boyfriend’s Back’, and then later he appeared in ‘Dazed and Confused’, which solidified him as an actor to keep an eye out for. 

Matthew McConaughey
Image Credit: Giphy

He got this role by going over to the casting director and requesting a part. This was a very bold move for McConaughey, who was at risk of embarrassment in this moment, but this worked out to be the best move he could have made. Sometimes taking a risk can pay off and even if it doesn’t it can build confidence for other situations.  

He uses the Bible as his guide for everyday life.

McConaughey had a faith-filled upbringing and kept this mindset throughout his adult life. In a recent podcast interview called ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’, McConaughey discusses this and how he uses the Bible as his guide for everyday life. Click here to check out the interview. 

When McConaughey won an Oscar for Best Actor he thanked God in his acceptance speech. He intends to encourage others to be open about things that are important to them, despite the stigma that can come this it. 

Matthew McConaughey
Image Credit: Giphy

In 2020, ‘Greenlights’ by Matthew McConaughey was published. His memoir discusses his childhood, how he dealt with the death of his father and how he was sexually abused at the age of 18. This is a very personal sequence of events and writing these events down helped Matthew to battle with some of the more difficult topics in his life.  

Matthew McConaughey is an amazing actor who inspires us to be open about things that scare us or are important to us. He shows us that social status or fame doesn’t mean you have to live a certain way of life and that it’s good to be yourself.

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