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.