This one is also one of McConaughey’s life truths. The choices we make come back in the future. Like when you drink too much at night and get too hungover to drive your kid to school the next morning. Make the choice to be there for your child. Not leaving crumbs is about delayed gratification.
Do those things that will bring better things in the future, leave good crumbs instead of those you will regret. Don’t leave crumbs that will have you having to look over your shoulder later. Pay your debts on time and keep the debt collector at bay.
Going All-in for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’
Matthew McConaughey committed himself to the role of Ron Woodroof in the movie "Dallas Buyers Club." He went on a near-starvation diet to portray the character who was dying of HIV. In the movie, the character was diagnosed and given 30 days to live, and Matthew McConaughey was compellingly convincing in the role.
McConaughey lost 47 pounds from an average size body by cutting way back on calories while also burning 1,800 calories per day with heavy cardio. Camila helped him by restricting his diet. He kept a nutritionist to ensure he was as healthy as possible. This is certainly one of the great examples of method acting.
In 2019, Matthew McConaughey added “professor of practice” to his resume. Returning to his alma mater to teach, the Moody College of Communication welcomed the filmmaker to their faculty. He had been acting as a visiting professor since 2015, but now he is officially a professor at U-T.
He teaches “Script to Screen,” a film production class that teaches filmmaking from the very start to the final product. His students like to hear him talk about making “Dazed and Confused.” More recently they have shown an interest in “Interstellar.” Clearly, this is another example of McConaughey wanting to give back to the community.
McConaughey, Governor of Texas?
On November 28, 2021, McConaughey posted a video of himself sitting between a U.S. flag and a Texas banner and discussed his hopes to bring change to the Texas state government. He discussed his leadership qualities and why he decided to think about throwing his hat in the ring.
He started by asking himself how he could be most useful in the world. Politics seemed like something he should give a lot of consideration to because of the privilege his name offers. He's a great speaker, he cares about people and has a clear moral compass. Sounds like a great leader, if you ask us.
Not the Governor, for Now
Sitting with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show,” the southern gentleman announced he was hitting the “pause” button on his political aspirations. He may be back. The way he put it is, “I’m not, until I am.” He cited his responsibility as a father while his children are still young. The kids were 13, 11, and 8 at the time.
And though he mulled the idea and seriously considered it, he settled into a decision not to take on politics. He is a father, an actor, a philanthropist, a professor, and a motivational speaker. His plate seems pretty full at this moment in time.