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Proud of East Texas: Matthew McConaughey

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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

Longview High School graduate Matthew McConaughey is a top contender for this years "Best Actor" Oscar.  

McConaughey got his first big break in the film adaptation of John Gresham's novel, "A Time To Kill".  Boyhood friends who were lawyers, sponsored a premiere in McConaughey's home town in 1996.At the time, McConaughey joked that most audiences would ask "McCona..who?"

After numerous roles and awards, including this years Golden Globe for his portrayal of Ron Woodruff in "Dallas Buyers Club" and his nomination for a Best Actor Oscar, audiences won't soon forget Matthew McConaughey.

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