McConaughey is best known more recently for his performances as a leading man in the romantic comedies The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Fool’s Gold. While in high school, he was voted most handsome in the Longview Lobo Yearbook. McConaughey starred in the feature film Sahara, along with Steve Zahn and Penélope Cruz. That same year, McConaughey was named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2005. McConaughey is an avid fan of the Texas Longhorns and the Washington Redskins. McConaughey’s personal motto is “Just Keep Livin”.
After a series of minor roles in the early 1990s, McConaughey gained notice for his breakout role in Dazed and Confused (1993). He began in fall of 1989 and graduated in the spring of 1993 with a B.S. degree in Radio-Television-Film. McConaughey’s personal motto is “Just Keep Livin”. He pled guilty and paid a fine of $50. in 2006, in Sherman Oaks, California, he rescued a cat from two youths who had doused the animal in hairspray and were attempting to set it on fire.