Matthew McConaughey turned down $ 14.5 million paycheck as he wanted to quit romantic comedies


Matthew McConaughey has played a number of heartbeats in many Hollywood romantic comedies.But in 2010, the hunky 50-year-old actor decided he wanted to take on more serious roles – which led him to turn down a $ 14.5 million paycheck.

The star – who has starred in classic romantic comedies How To Lose A Giy In 10 Days, Failure To Launch, Fool’s Gold, and ‘Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past – opens up about the decline in the amount of money to win games that didn’t see him “chase the girl, fall down, then get up and finally get her” in his new memoir Greenlights.

According to IndieWire , the founder of Just Keep Livin admitted that he “loved” acting in “breezy” romantic comedies, but after years of being the stallion on screen, he wanted to try something different.

Matthew McConnaughey turned down a big paycheck when he quit romantic comedy roles

“Romantic comedies remained my only box office hits, making them my only consistent incoming offers,” Matthew writes in his book.

He adds, “For me personally, I enjoyed being able to give people a romantic getaway within minutes of the stress of their lives where they didn’t have to think about anything, just watching the boy chase the girl, fall down, then get up and finally grab her. I had taken over from Hugh Grant and I ran with it.

In 2010, the hunky actor, 50, decided he wanted to take on more serious roles.

Matthew then shares that he was offered a $ 14.5 million paycheck to star in another romantic comedy, but he knew that to pursue more serious parts he had to turn it down.

“I declined the offer,” McConaughey writes. “If I couldn’t do what I wanted, I wasn’t going to do what I didn’t do, no matter what the cost. ”

And his decision paid off as he won a number of critically acclaimed roles – including the role of AIDS patient Ron Woodroof in the 2013 biographical drama Dallas Buyers Club for which he won the Oscar du best actor.

His new book Greenlight, billed as “Loud Stories and Outlaw Wisdom,” traces the ups and downs of the Oscar winner’s time in Hollywood and his eventful personal life.

Matthew alongside Kate Hudson in Fool’s Gold

In the book, Matthew makes the shocking revelation that his father died “in the climax” while making love to his mother.

An excerpt shared in People magazine explains, “I got a call from my mom. “Your father is dead. My knees bent. I couldn’t believe it.

“It was my father. No one or nothing could kill him. Except mom.

Matthew also starred in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days once again with Kate.

“He always told me and my brothers, ‘Boys, when I go, I’ll make love to your mother.’ And that’s what happened. He had a heart attack in his prime.

Matthew’s father, James, died aged 63 in 1992, when the star was in his early 20s.

Giving more information about his parents and their very simple relationship, Matthew explained that his father, who owns his oil pipeline business, married his mother, Mary Kathleen, a teacher at the school, the couple having divorced two. time.

Matthew himself was born shortly after the couple married for the third time.


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