Fictional Characters The Best Matthew McConaughey Characters  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite Matthew McConaughey character or performance, which doesn't have to be their best movie.

Matthew McConaughey characters list, ranked from best to worst along with movie clips when available. These roles are ordered by the number of votes they receive, so only the greatest roles played by Matthew McConaughey are at the top of the list. Items include everything from Dirk Pitt to Mickey Haller. The ability to play any kind of role is what makes an actor or actress great, and the diversity of the characters listed below is a testament to that. This list includes both movie and TV performances, so you don't have to choose between one or the other.

If you're asking yourself, "Who is the best Matthew McConaughey character?" or "What are the top Matthew McConaughey performances of all time?" then this list will help you out.

Do you think the best Matthew McConaughey performance isn't as high as it should be? Then vote it up so that it can be number one. You can also make your own version of this greatest Matthew McConaughey roles list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order.

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Rust Cohle True Detective

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109 15
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Ron Woodroof Dallas Buyers Club

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100 14
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Jake Tyler Brigance A Time to Kill

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92 14
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Mickey Haller The Lincoln Lawyer

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78 16
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Mud Mud

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89 23
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Benjamin Barry How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

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81 20
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Cooper Interstellar

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75 17
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David Wooderson Dazed and Confused

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81 24
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Mark Hanna The Wolf of Wall Street

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51 9
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Roger Sherman Baldwin Amistad

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51 16
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Jack Lengyel We Are Marshall

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53 19
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Steve Edison The Wedding Planner

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40 13
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Palmer Joss Contact

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37 11
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Ward Jansen The Paperboy

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34 9
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Fenton Meiks Frailty

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Dallas Magic Mike

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47 20
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Tripp Failure to Launch

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30 7
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Buddy Deeds Lone Star

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39 14
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Connor Mead The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

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41 16
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Killer Joe Cooper Killer Joe

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37 14
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Finn Finnegan Fool's Gold

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30 9
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Troy Thirteen Conversations About One Thing

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37 15
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Rick Peck Tropic Thunder

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39 18
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Dirk Pitt Sahara

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25 10
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Steven Bedalia Tiptoes

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23 11
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Denton Van Zan Reign of Fire

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24 12
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Ed 'Eddie' Pekurny EDtv

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23 12
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Danny Buck Bernie

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14 6
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Steve Addington Surfer Dude

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14 6
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Rad Thibodeaux King of the Hill

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Ben Williams Angels in the Outfield

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19 11
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Lt. Andrew Tyler U-571

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14 7
Larry Dickens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Matthew McConaughey Characters
Larry Dickens Unsolved Mysteries

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Willis Newton The Newton Boys

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12 6
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Vilmer Slaughter Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

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14 9
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Brandon Lang Two for the Money

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Texas Scout Eastbound and Down

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9 6
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Tip Tucker Larger than Life