The most recognizable role at present time for him is “Dallas Buyers Club”, with which he lost and gained: fame and weight, for which he was also given the Oscar as the Best Actor.
Let us see what the situation was at first.
The film was released in 2013, but the preparation stuff began much earlier. The actor was made to lose weight and he did it. For six months Matthew lost nearly 47 pounds, which is equal to 21 kilos.
His saying about that dropping is “I fed myself food, but not much of it”. He reached the point of 143 pounds (64 kilos) and … felt sick on eyes. The losing eyesight scared him much, that’s why after the filming stopped, the star gave up dieting and “allowed oneself to eat cheeseburgers”.
Matthew also kept the diary of his nutrition throughout the time gap before movie, which he promised to publish one day. The main aim was to eat as less calories dishes, as it may be possible.
He also asked the pieces of advice from Tom Hanks, whom he is co-starring here, who is very experienced in the “weight wages”. It was also his idea to consult the nutrition specialist, who may suggest the proper diet.
On the Ellen DeGeneres show the star noticed that for breakfast he had a small portion of tapioca and nothing more. His comments were that it was not that difficult to lose weight, as to gain it after, to be back to normal eye and to renew the eyesight.
Honestly, how would he see the dozens of fans, if became bad on the eyes? This would be a serious problem to solve.
What were the further steps?
As it is known, Matthew had a strong and beautiful body before the dropping off, so for the next role he was offered in 2014, the actor had to recover it.
He began gaining muscles some months after the filming ended. The film to be produced is a sci-fi drama “Interstellar”. Presenting the character, who discovers Mars, he should have had a powerful and confident appearance.
That exact year he also appeared in the series “True Detective” – being still in shape.
What was next?
The year after he again surprised the fans with a completely different looks, which was really amazing – the movie presenter put on the weight, the mass may be counted in 40 pounds (18 kilos).
The role he is going to made is for the production “Gold”, which tells the story of gold searcher, who believes there is something unfound in the gold Canyons. Still, Matthew was absolutely changed, having now the gold teeth and a typical look of middle-aged man.
Nowadays all the press is wondering – How? – did he managed to gain so many kilos for one small time gap, never mentioning the fact he captured the camera’s eye on the Cannes Film Festival not long before with a stylish and fit look.
At present actor is having the really curvy shape. Hopefully, he will recover it back.
The new upcoming production is “The Dark Tower”, which is coming soon in 2017. Again science fiction, again to demand the weight change. So, we will see how it all will be.
The broader version of his popularity is “Saturday Night Live”, where he can boast with shape results.
To conclude, it may be said that everything is possible; everything can be achieved if only there is somebody to support you and share the inspiration.
In that case Matthew McConaughey has got a big and beloved family. By the way, he is often caught by walking the New York’s streets with a son Levi. So cute!