Matthew McConaughey, renowned for his spectacular acting and beautiful body, recently 'raised the bar' for all the actors who wish to transform their bodies into peak, heart throb condition.
The actor revealed in an interview with E! News that he has not lifted a weight in four years but the secret to his achieving his physique is not his lifting or running, both of which he will do but his diet. His revelation was a surprise for some entertainment observers and fans who love his carefree spirit but would generally associate the "True Detective" actor with one would adhere to a strict diet and be disciplined but that is precisely what he is.
An interesting aspect of his disclosure about how he builds a body for whatever the role needs is that it reveals another underappreciated and rarely mentioned part of Matthew McConaughey and that is his competitiveness. He may not wear his competitive spirit on his shoulder but any actor who is willing to transform his body to such an extent that he is willing to put his body through the rigors of either gaining or losing large amounts of weight such as how he lost and incredible forty-seven pounds for his Academy Award winning movie "Dallas Buyers Club" is very competitive and professional about his craft.
Some entertainment observers get the feeling that when he reveals how he 'goes all in' for a role emotionally and physically to the extent of maintaining a particular body weight (174 pounds) by doing only push ups and sit ups for his role as Newton Knight, an American farmer, soldier and Southern Unionist in the movie "The Free State of Jones", that he is sending a subtle message to younger actors that if they want to reach his popularity and acting success then they need to be able to match his work ethic and discipline (E! News - April 21).
The fitness revelations of Matthew McConaughey have fans talking about his upcoming movie but it has also resulted in some entertainment observers starting to acknowledge and appreciate that the success of this Academy Award winning actor is partly due to the discipline that he displays in getting his body ready to play a character.
Matthew McConaughey, an actor whose image may not reflect the reality in terms of how serious he is about his craft and the dedication he displays as an actor.