“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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