Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto face off in our ACTOR SMACKDOWN, Dallas Buyers Club edition

Crédit photo: Details/GQ Style Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto face off in our ACTOR SMACKDOWN, Dallas Buyers Club edition

Acting
Matthew David McConaughey got his start in 1993 comedy Dazed and Confused and hasn’t looked back since. Diversifying and embracing various genres, he took on slasher film Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, Steven Spielberg's historical drama Amistad and sci-fic flick Contact. He then shifted gears and started getting typecast in romantic comedies such as The Wedding Planner and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. In 2010, he made yet another move and decided it was time to tackle other types of roles. He’s since appeared in The Lincoln Lawyer, Magic Mike and his latest release, Dallas Buyers Club, is already earning him Oscar buzz.

Jared Leto is widely recognized as both a successful actor and talented musician. He first made a name for himself on 1994 teen drama My So-Called Life, then moved on to the big screen, starting with The Thin Red Line (1998) and Girl, Interrupted (1999). He’s since appeared in Fight Club, Panic Room and American Psycho. In 1998, he formed rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars for which he is the lead vocalist and main songwriter. The group has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. Point: McConaughey

Awards
McConaughey counts a MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for 1996’s A Time to Kill, a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for 2012’s Bernie and a Hollywood Award for Best Actor for Dallas Buyers Club among the awards gracing his mantle.

As part of 30 Seconds to Mars, Leto has been nominated for a number of MTV Awards and as an actor, he’s received a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nom for Best Supporting Actor for Girl, Interrupted and a Video Premiere Award nom for 2002’s Highway. Point: McConaughey

Personal
McConaughey is married to Brazilian model Camila Alves with who he has three children: Levi Alves McConaughey, Vida Alves McConaughey and Livingston Alves McConaughey. He is known to have a huge heart when it comes to animals and has rescued pets that were stranded after the flooding of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina.

Leto became engaged to Cameron Diaz in 2000 but they called things off in 2003 after four years together. He is vegan and, along with Thirty Seconds to Mars, has launched abeautifullie.org, which provides people with information about current environmental issues, gives them ways to participate in environmental causes and allows them to donate to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Point: Leto

Verdict: McConaughey

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