20 Best Matthew McConaughey Performances

From the alright to the 'all right all right all right!,' here are the greatest acting turns from the 'Interstellar' star

16. 'Amistad' (1997)

Even at the time, the drubbing McConaughey got for playing lawyer Roger Sherman Baldwin in Steven Spielberg's historical drama seemed excessive, more a product of the actor's overexposure than a lack of talent. To be sure, he's not entirely confident in the role, but his quiet empathy is never in question, and that matters in a movie about seeing beyond our biases to judge people on their own merits. You wonder if McConaughey wouldn't have been stronger in the part today.

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