Matthew McConaughey has had a long and successful career. Take a look back at some images of the Hollywood hunk throughout the years.
One of McConaughey's first -- and most memorable -- roles was that of aging skirt chaser David Wooderson in 1993's "Dazed and Confused."
Following "Dazed," McConaughey found work in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation," co-starring Renee Zellweger, and the Disney movie "Angels in the Outfield," both in 1994.
One of McConaughey's first major roles was his portrayal of a lawyer defending a murder suspect in the 1996 film "A Time to Kill." Among his co-stars were (from left to right) Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland and Oliver Platt.
Also starring Sandra Bullock and Samuel L. Jackson, "A Time to Kill," based off a John Grisham novel, opened July 12, 1996.
Here he poses with his mother, Kay, at the premiere of "A Time to Kill" on July 9, 1996.
McConaughey starred with Jodie Foster in the 1997 film "Contact."
That same year he played Roger Sherman Baldwin, a lawyer who defended the rights of slaves who staged a mutiny on a slave ship in 1839, in "Amistad." The movie co-starred Djimon Hounsou.
1998 saw him co-star with, among others, Skeet Ulrich and Dwight Yoakam in the western "The Newton Boys."
In 1999's "EdTV," a foreshadowing of today's reality TV programs, McConaughey played a video store clerk who agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a TV network.
In 2000, he tried his hand at the World War II action blockbuster "U-571."
In 2001, he starred in his first romantic comedy, a genre he has revisited several times since, alongside Jennifer Lopez in "The Wedding Planner."
McConaughey arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Wedding Planner" on Jan. 23, 2001.
In 2002, McConaughey co-starred with Christian Bale in "Reign of Fire," which saw the two fighting dragons who rule the Earth in the not-so-distant future.
McConaughey starred in the 1997 film “Contact." In this photograph, Jodie Foster and McConaughey pose together with Foster’s Hollywood Outstanding Achievement in Acting Award she received at the Hollywood Film Festival’s gala ceremony.
McConaughey starred alongside Kate Hudson in the romantic comedy "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" in 2003.
Hudson and McConaughey arrive for the world premiere "How to Los A Guy in 10 Days" on Jan. 27, 2003, in Hollywood, Calif.
Born and raised in Uvalde, Texas, McConaughey still reserves a piece of his heart for the Lone Star State. Here, McConaughey and former Texas Governor Ann Richards laugh as their picture was taken during the Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards ceremony in Austin, Texas.
McConaughey was the youngest of three boys. His mother, Mary Kathleen, was a kindergarten teacher, and his father, James, was a gas-station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business and once played football for the Green Bay Packers.
McConaughey took on the role of Dirk Pitt, the protagonist of a series of bestselling adventure novels written by Clive Cussler, in the movie adaptation "Sahara" in 2005.
McConaughey poses at the premiere of "Sahara" with director Breck Eisner and actor Steve Zahn.
McConaughey, who attended the University of Texas at Austin, is still a Longhorns fan, and is seen here posing with University of Texas coach Mack Brown and the team outside the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 3, 2006.
Sporting a pin-stripe suite and sunglasses, McConaughey poses at the premiere of the film “Two for the Money.”
In 2006, McConaughey starred in another romantic comedy, this time "Failure to Launch" with Sarah Jessica Parker.
McConaughey played the role of former Marshall University football coach Jack Lengyel in 2006's "We Are Marshall."
McConaughey plays the role of former Marshall University football coach Jack Lengyel in "We Are Marshall."
In 2008, McConaughey reunited with Hudson for the movie "Fool's Gold."
McConaughey poses with his "Tropic Thunder" co-stars, Jack Black, Tom Cruise, Bill Hader, Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr., at the movie's Aug. 11, 2008, premiere.
In 2009, McConaughey appeared in "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" alongside Jennifer Garner as a bachelor who is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends at his younger brother's wedding.
McConaughey played a sleazy defense attorney who has a crisis of conscience in 2011's "The Lincoln Lawyer."
McConaughey and his partner, Brazilian model Camila Alves, arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 27, 2011. The two got married on June 9, 2012.
Sporting a white cowboy hat, McConaughey attends the world premiere of “Bernie” in June 2011.
McConaughey poses with co-stars Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron during a photocall for the film "The Paperboy" at the 65th Cannes Film Festival on May 24, 2012.
McConaughey accepts the Guycon award at Spike TV's sixth annual "Guys Choice" awards in Culver City, Calif., on June 2, 2012.
In McConaughey's most recent movie, "Magic Mike," he played Dallas, the owner of a strip club where the title character, played by Channing Tatum, dances.
McConaughey poses at the "Magic Mike" premiere during the closing night of the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 24, 2012.
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