The Best Matthew McConaughey Characters

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 Matthew McConaughey's 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
    188 votes
    True Detective
  • Jake Tyler Brigance
    134 votes

    Jake Tyler Brigance

    A Time to Kill
  • Ron Woodroof
    142 votes
    Dallas Buyers Club
  • Mickey Haller
    117 votes
    The Lincoln Lawyer
  • Cooper
    131 votes


  • Mud
    102 votes