Matthew McConaughey Turned Down $14.5 M to Star in Romcom!
It appears that Matthew McConaughey has forgotten what made him a household name and famous because Matthew McConaughey just turned down $14.5 million to star in a new romantic comedy. Read on for more about Matthew McConaughey turning down high paid rom-com…
CelebnMovies247.com reports Matthew McConaughey is opening up about his decision to walk away from lucrative romantic comedies.
Matthew McConaughey, 50, spoke about his run of hit rom-coms in the early 2000s in his new memoir Greenlights, which was published on Tuesday.
McConaughey revealed (via IndieWire) that he turned down a whopping $14.5 million to star in a romantic comedy, which paved the way to his first Oscar four years later.
The Texas hunk starred in films such as The Wedding Planner with Jennifer Lopez, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Fool’s Gold with Kate Hudson and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Jennifer Garner between 2000 and 2009.
Matthew wrote in his memoir:
The romantic comedies remained my only consistent box office hits, which made them my only consistent incoming offers. For me personally, I enjoyed being able to give people a nitty-minute breezy romantic getaway from the stress of their lives where they didn’t have to think about anything, just watch the boy chase the girl, fall down, then get up and finally get her. I had taken the baton from Hugh Grant, and I ran with it.
The actor had apparently had enough with romantic comedies, explaining why he rejected the aforementioned huge offer back in 2010.
I declined the offer. If I couldn’t do what I wanted, I wasn’t going to do what I didn’t, no matter the price.
McConaughey who starred in The Lincoln Lawyer, Bernie, Killer Joe, Mud, The Paperboy, and Magic Mike revealed the gamble paid off. He starred in Dallas Buyers Club earned him his first Oscar for Best Actor in 2014.
I got a call from my Mom. “Your dad died.” My knees buckled. I couldn’t believe it. He was my dad. Nobody or nothing could kill him. Except mom. He’d always told me and my brothers, “Boys, when I go, I’m gonna be makin’ love to your mother.
And according to Matthew, that is how it happened.
McConaughey’s book Greenlights, which was published on Tuesday.
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