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Matthew McConaughey has revealed he nearly quit acting.

The actor became a romcom icon after appearing in several popular ’00s blockbusters including The Wedding Planner and How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days.

But afterwards, feeling he had become typecast, McConaughey struggled to book other roles and decided to take a break.

“When I had my rom-com years, there was only so much bandwidth I could give to those, and those were some solid hits for me,” he explained in a conversation with fellow Hollywood star Glen Powell for Interview magazine.

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Matthew McConaughey onstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

“But I wanted to try some other stuff. Of course I wasn’t getting it, so I had to leave Hollywood for two years.”

The decision came out of McConaughey feeling his talents didn’t align with what the industry wanted of him.

“I’ve usually zigged when I felt like Hollywood wanted me to zag,” he told Powell.

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During his break, McConaughey toyed with the idea of leaving his acting career behind entirely.

“Dude, it was scary,” he said of what was a period of uncertainty in his life.

“I had long talks with my wife about needing to find a new vocation.”

AUSTIN, TEXAS - APRIL 25: (L-R) Camila Alves McConaughey and Matthew McConaughey attend the 2024 Mack, Jack & McConaughey Gala at ACL Live on April 25, 2024 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images)

He floated the idea of pursuing a career in teaching, or music or even at a zoo.

He told his wife Camila Alves McConaughey, “I think I’m going to teach high school class. I think I’m going to study to be a conductor. I think I’m going to go be a wildlife guide.”

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McConaughey explained that he felt the industry wouldn’t want him back.

“I honestly thought, ‘I stepped out of Hollywood. I got out of my lane’. The lane Hollywood said I should stay in, and Hollywood’s like, “Well, f— you, dude. You should have stayed in your lane. Later,” he said.

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While the Oscar winner did not reveal when the two-year break took place, his decision to continue in the profession has clearly paid off.

McConaughey went on to star in well-known roles including Dallas Buyers Club and The Wolf of Wall Street.

In 2014 his role in Dallas Buyers Club won him his first Academy Award, establishing his abilities outside of the romcom genre. He also went on to star in the widely successful Christopher Nolan sci-fi Interstellar which received five nominations at the 87th Academy Awards.

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Title: ‘It was scary’: Why Matthew McConaughey almost quit acting
Sourced From: celebrity.nine.com.au/latest/matthew-mcconaughey-almost-quit-acting/a29f195c-d0ea-4d4d-8086-26035bd3060c
Published Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2024 01:06:00 GMT

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Heidi Klum’s art dealer ex-boyfriend Vito Schnabel and model Helena Althof secretly marry

Art dealer Vito Schnabel, who is supermodel Heidi Klum’s ex, and Russian-born model Helena Althof have secretly wed in an ultra-private ceremony.

The art dealer was once supposedly considered one of New York’s most eligible bachelors.

Schnabel, 37, and Althof, 21, quietly wed in Old Westbury, New York last week, Page Six confirms.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 23: Vito Schnabel (Center) attends FX's "Feud: Capote VS. The Swans" New York Premiere at Museum of Modern Art on January 23, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

According to Artnet News’ gossip column, Wet Paint, they tied the knot on July 9 in a “very small and very private ceremony.”

Not even Schnabel’s actress sister Stella nor his father Julian were in attendance.

Those who did make the guest list include Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner, artist Rashid Johnson, art collector Aby Rosen, as well as members of the Mugrabi family, the largest collectors of Warhols worldwide.

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Althof seemingly confirmed the nuptials with a cheeky Instagram post.

Captioned “oops”, she shared a picture of herself in a mini wedding dress, wearing a tiara and Christian Louboutin heels.

She also shared the quirky details from the wedding, including a blood red wedding cake and sushi and caviar being prepared for the guests.

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Helena Althof wedding Vito Schnabel

Page Six reports guests only had a week to RSVP to the wedding, with the invite featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. “It looked like a child’s birthday party invite,” they said. The reception was held at a mansion Schnabel purchased in 2019.

Also seemingly in attendance was designer Ronny Kobo, who wrote on Althof’s post, “What a beautiful chill bride… was one of my favorite weddings ever!!! Congratulations beauty.”

Trump added, “Congratulations, Helena!!!! So happy for you both.”

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Vito Schnabel Helena Athof wedding cake

The newlyweds met around three years go in Saudi Arabia while on a yacht belonging to Aussie billionaire businessman James Packer.

Before this, Schnabel was linked to many celebrities, including Amber Heard, Irina Shayk and Heidi Klum – who he dated for three years before splitting in 2017.

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Title: Heidi Klum’s art dealer ex-boyfriend Vito Schnabel and model Helena Althof secretly marry
Sourced From: celebrity.nine.com.au/latest/vito-schnabel-helena-althof-wedding/018a261b-868d-4d9a-a68b-9a045391d8fc
Published Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2024 01:07:00 GMT

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‘The Challenge’s 10 Most Shocking Moments, Ranked

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Reality television is known for having moments that go viral. Thanks to YouTube and social media, when something major happens on a reality show, you can bet the world will be talking about it for years on end. The Challenge has had some insane moments throughout its 40 seasons. From massive game moves to legendary competition moments, The Challenge has provided a handful of WTF moments that we can’t get enough of.

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By: Michael Block
Title: ‘The Challenge’s 10 Most Shocking Moments, Ranked
Sourced From: collider.com/the-challenge-shocking-moments-ranked/
Published Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2024 12:10:12 GMT

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Robin Williams Presents Best Animated Feature at the Oscars (2004)

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Robin Williams presenting Best Animated Feature at the 76th Academy Oscars in 2004.

Robin Williams Presents Best Animated Feature at the Oscars (2004)

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Title: Robin Williams Presents Best Animated Feature at the Oscars (2004)
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