Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey capped off a blockbuster year on Monday (17th Nov) as the “Interstellar” star was awarded a, err star..on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“It’s a special day, great moment in my career and for my family,” Matthew McConaughey, dressed in a light-coloured suit with an open collar, said, as some of Tinseltown’s biggest names looked on.
Hundreds of fans also turned out and Matthew McConaughey was accompanied by his Brazilian wife Camila Alves and their three children, Levi, Vida, and Livingston. The 45-year-old actor was also joined by producer Don Phillips and Christopher Nolan, who directed Matthew McConaughey’s latest smash film “Interstellar“.
“McConaughey works harder than anybody else. He deserves this,” said Nolan, who also directed the most recent Batman trilogy. “Interstellar” co-stars, the Oscar winner Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, added their star quality to the glittering red-carpet event.
And of course, his family couldn’t have looked prouder, as Matthew took to the podium to give a speech. But despite taking his little ones to the event in Hollywood, Matthew recently said that he refuses to raise his children in Hollywood.
The actor has always planned for he and wife Camila Alves to bring his children to his home state of Texas, where they can be closer to their extended family. He explained:
I never had anything against the idea of bringing my kids up in Hollywood. But on the other hand, I did and do want to base them in Texas. My mother lives about 25 minutes away so I get to see her, and the grandkids get to see her, every weekend instead of twice a year. I also have two brothers who live there, so we see family much more often than we used to and that’s important to me, especially as everyone is getting older. My mother is 82.
Aww..look at this sweet McConaughey family picture though.
Receiving the star caps off a particularly memorable year for McConaughey that saw him win his Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of an AIDS patient in “Dallas Buyers Club”. Matthew McConaughey also caught the eye for his roles in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Wedding Planner” and the recent hit television series “True Detective”.
His breakout role came in the 1993 film “Dazed and Confused”. But we remember him most for his “How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days” (2003) role, where he starred alongside Kate Hudson.
Congratulations, Matthew! :)