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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True Detective

2
129 19
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Dallas Buyers Club

3
114 18
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A Time to Kill

4
104 20
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The Lincoln Lawyer

5
105 28
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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

6
89 20
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Dazed and Confused

7
88 21
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Mud Mud

8
94 25
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Cooper Interstellar

9
92 29
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The Wolf of Wall Street

10
54 13
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Roger Sherman Baldwin Amistad

11
57 20
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We Are Marshall

12
59 23
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The Wedding Planner

13
47 15
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Palmer Joss Contact

14
54 23
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Tripp Failure to Launch

15
63 30
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Dallas Magic Mike

16
44 16
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Finn Finnegan Fool's Gold

17
45 17
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Connor Mead The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

18
39 13
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Frailty

19
34 11
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Buddy Deeds Lone Star

20
40 16
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Ward Jansen The Paperboy

21
42 18
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Rick Peck Tropic Thunder

22
45 22
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Dirk Pitt Sahara

23
45 23
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Killer Joe

24
31 15
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Troy Thirteen Conversations About One Thing

25
29 15
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