Matthew McConaughey to be Honored by the Palm Springs Film Festival

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Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey stars in 'Dallas Buyers Club' (Photo © Focus Features)

Matthew McConaughey is likely going to be very busy come awards season as he’s earning rave reviews for his performance in the dramatic film Dallas Buyers Club based on a true story. And among the awards shows that has already snagged McConaughey for an award is the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival where he’s been named the winner of the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor. The award will be given to McConaughey during the Awards Gala on January 4, 2014.
 
“Matthew McConaughey is the rare actor who effortlessly moves between cinematic genres. From drama to thrillers to romantic comedies, he captivates audiences with the depth and range of his performances,” says Harold Matzner, Chairman of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. “In the acclaimed new movie Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey plays real-life cowboy Ron Woodroof, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1985 and given a month to live – but fought for dignity, acceptance, and living life to the fullest. We are privileged to present Matthew McConaughey with an award that honors his extraordinary and versatile talent, the 2014 Desert Palm Achievement Award for acting.”
 
McConaughey will be joining a list of Desert Palm Achievement Award winners that includes Jeff Bridges, Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Colin Firth, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sean Penn, and Brad Pitt.
 
In addition to Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey starred in 2013’s critically acclaimed indie drama Mud and has Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street coming to theaters on Christmas.
 
The 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival runs January 3, 2014 through January 14, 2014.
 
Source: The Palm Springs International Film Festival
 
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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Editor in Chief at Showbiz Junkies
Journalist covering the entertainment industry for 18+ years, including 13 years as the first writer for About.com's Hollywood Movies site. Member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and President of the San Diego Film Critics Society.
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