Since the role that made him, Matthew McConaughey’s been everything from a rom-com hero to a sex symbol to an Oscar winner, and everything in between. He’s built up an army of fans and admirers for this too, given how diverse his roles have been. In the same vein, the franchise has also grown to become immensely popular with a diverse range of audiences.
Between the franchise’s popularity and McConaughey’s own huge fan base, it’s likely that his part in it is only going to augment what has already been a very successful TV universe. His part in it will be the latest in a line of A-list actors and actresses, and highly-acclaimed stars who have already placed their stamp on the world of
During the course of his great career, it isn’t just female audiences who have taken to Matthew MCconaughey. His status as a sex symbol aside, one of the key attributes that’s made him so popular has been his likability and off-screen persona as an actor.
In that sense, McConaughey has often cut a straight-laced figure. He’s well known for his philanthropy, having endeared himself to many people by starting the Just Keep Livin Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping teenagers live active lives to keep them on wholesome paths and out of trouble. His Southern charm, surfer-dude persona, and laid-back personality captured perfectly by his famous “Alright, alright, alright” catchphrase makes Matthew McConaughey an inherently likable actor.
Like his Southern roots, cowboy charm, and likability, another trait of Matthew McConaughey that often endears him to fans is that he’s known to be a family man. Despite all his appeal and popularity, he’s one of the rare actors in Hollywood whose career has remained relatively scandal-free.
He’s been married to his wife Camila Alves a long time and the couple have three kids together. MCconaughey’s reputation as a family man and a devoted Christian will likely make it a lot easier for him to fit into the world of Amid the hedonistic and unwholesome image that Hollywood actors often represent, stars like McConaughey remain a rare bastion of good values and great role modeling for younger generations.
Given the acclaim Matthew McConaughey has already achieved in his career so far, he’s also remained quite grounded as an actor. With other acclaimed actors like Liam Neeson all but ruling themselves out of future TV roles by being self-confessed movie snobs who prefer film acting to parts in series, McConaughey has already shown that he’s not one of them.
In the past, he’s had cameo roles in shows like , and recently performed voice acting for the role of Elvis Presley in Netflix’s animated show, He’s also had a leading role alongside his co-star and personal friend, Woody Harrelson, in the hit crime anthology show , a role he won a Critic’s Choice TV Award for Best Actor.
Having already confirmed Matthew McConaughey’s involvement in a future spin-off, Taylor Sheridan also told The Hollywood Reporter that he felt the star was a “natural fit,” in addition to confirming that McConaughey himself is keen on the project.
“He seems like a natural fit. We had a few conversations over the years, and spitballed a few ideas. Then he started watching Yellowstone and responded to it. He was like, ‘I want to do that’. And by ‘that’, he meant diving into a raw world clashing up against the modern world. And then I said, ‘Buddy, that we can do’.”
The pair go back a long time, with McConaughey famously beating out Sheridan for his role in which wound up giving him his big break. Sheridan of course went on to fare just fine on his own and has become one of the most acclaimed showrunners today, as the brilliant mind behind many of the best shows around.
Getting Sheridan’s blessing for the role is already the best endorsement Matthew McConaughey needs for viewers to know he’s going to be great for the show. The actor’s of course no stranger to big name filmmakers since he’s already worked with the likes of Christopher Nolan, Guy Ritchie, and Martin Scorsese in the past, all of whom have said good things about him.
Aside from Matthew McConaughey being a “natural fit” to lead the upcoming spin-off, it’s clear that between him and Sheridan, it’s likely going to be one of the best offerings from the franchise yet.