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

18. 'Contact' (1997)

A loopy performance in a cosmic slop of a movie, McConaughey's hippie-dippy man of God is too obviously meant to provide a thematic (and romantic) counterpoint to Jodie Foster's atheist scientist. But one thing you always have to love about McConaughey: The man commits fully to every part. His very presence warms up Robert Zemeckis's poetic-sappy opus, giving it a ragamuffin spiritual sweetness that serves as a necessary countermeasure to the stargazing awe and treacly daddy issues going on elsewhere in the film.

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