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Matthew McConaughey doesn't want Oscar

PTI  Los Angeles, September 12, 2013
First Published: 14:40 IST(12/9/2013) | Last Updated: 15:59 IST(12/9/2013)

Actor Matthew McConaughey sayshe isn't chasing an Oscar Award for Dallas Buyers Club. The 43-year-old actor insists he didn't take on the role of real-life AIDS victim Ron Woodroof in the drama movie to be recognised at the Academy Awards but to tell an important story and broaden his career, reported USA Today online.

Quizzed on rumours of a possible Best Actor nomination for his performance, he said, "There's nothing out there that I am chasing. I want my work to translate. Last year was an incredibly creative year of work for me. It was also the first year I lost money. How about that? Make sure you write that I'm saying that with a grin. I'm looking for great experiences."

The Hollywood hunk, who is married to Brazilian model Camila Alves, had to lose a significant amount of weight to play Woodroof and he did so with a combination of a controlled diet and self-control.

"I lost 47 pounds. On the face of it, that's something. It did inform what I was able to do. There's the literal hunger but there's also this headstrong insatiability. The body is more resilient than we give it credit for. I was eating meals. I had controlled meals," McConaughey said.

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