Matthew McConaughey: Dad's death made me a man

2014-11-06 22:30
Matthew McConaughey

Los Angeles - Matthew McConaughey "became a man" after the death of his father.

The Interstellar actor lost his beloved dad Jim in 1992 and says the tragedy had a profound effect on him.

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Writing about one of 10 moments that helped shape the man he is today, he said: "A boy loses his father, he quickly becomes a man, I was 22. I remember clearly the sobriety I felt in the pain of my father passing. The sorrow refined me, and I never looked at the world the same again."

Elsewhere in the article, the 45-year-old hunk - who has children Levi, six, Vida, four, and Livingston, two, with wife Camila Alves - recalled his misguided decision to swap his trusty truck for a sports car when he was in high school - and quickly found the flashy motor "changed" his personality.

Titling the experience 'The Curse of the Red Sports Car', he wrote for People magazine: "My truck was informal, rugged, social, like me. But this 300ZX [sports car] was my dream car, or so I thought. And as soon as I got it, something changed. I started acting like my car. I became really concerned with my appearance, meticulous, self-conscious."

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Just two months later, the Magic Mike star sold the sports car and got his truck back and claimed he quickly returned to his usual self. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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