McConaughey attended the University of Texas at Austin College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, where he joined Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity and lived at The Castilian residence hall. After appearing in some smaller roles in Angels in the Outfield, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, Boys on the Side, the television series Unsolved Mysteries, and as the male lead in the Trisha Yearwood music video for the song Walkaway Joe, McConaughey’s big break came as the lawyer “Jake Brigance” in the 1996 film A Time to Kill, based on the John Grisham novel of the same name. By the early 2000s, he was frequently cast in romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, both of which were successful at the box office. in 2006, he co-starred with Sarah Jessica Parker in the romantic comedy Failure to Launch. in June 2010 it was announced that McConaughey is teaming up with Marc Hyman to develop a scripted comedy for TV channel FX based on material from J. R. Reed. McConaughey’s mother, KayMac, played one of the town gossips in the film. McConaughey denied the drug charges (which were subsequently dropped), but was charged with disturbing the peace. McConaughey rescued various pets stranded after the flooding of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina.