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Matthew McConaughey Covers 'Nylon Guys' September 2012

Matthew McConaughey Covers 'Nylon Guys' September 2012

Matthew McConaughey mans up on the cover of Nylon Guys‘ September 2012 issue.

Here is what the 42-year-old Killer Joe actor had to share with the mag:

On why he stopped doing romantic comedies: “On those romantic comedies, I’m going, ‘How do I keep the balls on the dude?’ They’ve written it so you have to come back emasculated and go, ‘I’ve been no one without you. I was lost for all my life but now I found you—take me back.’ And my deal was always, ‘What f–king chick wants that guy?’ C’mon, man, the guy’s gotta come back with dignity. So I said, ‘Let’s just hold out here. I’m going to wait until something really scares me, turns me on.’ And something happened…that allowed me to attract some things I was looking for, to where all of a sudden I was a really good idea for everyone.”

On his upbringing: “It wasn’t even in the vernacular of my dreams, being an actor. I was raised in a family that was like, ‘You get a job, you work your way up the ladder to get paid enough to take care of yourself and your family.’ The arts weren’t tangible enough, and when I would ask Mom, ‘Why can’t I watch TV?’ she said, ‘Don’t watch somebody do something when you can be out doing it yourself.’”

On how his family changed him: “They’re wonderful as far as significant points in life, but they don’t redefine anything. They give you a place where you can go, ‘I know if I go there, I can never be wrong.’ And there are very few things in life we can do that with. But they don’t redefine you. Someone asked me if this switch [from romantic comedies] had anything to do with my family. I said, ‘I don’t know, but the more secure a man is at home, the more high and wide he can fly outside it.’ I’m younger now than I was before the kids. I’m honestly wilder. I’m not irresponsible, but creatively, the roof got higher.”

FYI: Matthew is wearing a Burberry leather jacket.

For more from Matt, visit NylonGuysMag.com!

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  • yfj

    Hello old age. Meet Matthew.

    Oh… you’re already well acquainted?

    Yes, I can see that.

  • Jessica

    I want to go down on him!

  • http://Www.gsr-twn.blogspot.com TheDudeAbides

    The guy sure looks manly. I hope that it turns out to be true…

  • M

    Dear Matthew….as of late you have lost weight for a movie role!! Son no film is worth harming yourself for…no film!!! You now have a growing family to consider before doing something so reckless as that!!! Get healthy and stay that way..remember….they can use cgi now to change anything about a person!! No need to practically kill yourself for a great role!!!

  • diane

    Wow, his statement about family really surprised me in a good way. Camila Alves is a very lucky woman for being with a man that feels this way about his family, that doesn’t see the family as a trammel but as a springboard to new horizons.

  • Jasmine

    Aw this interview made me actually like the guy :)

  • Nina

    I love him <3

  • J.

    I love him too, he is a down to earth guy with soulful eyes, and tons of charm. I like Camilla as well, and the kids.

  • Daisy.

    He is an adonis awww!!!

  • Ventura.

    My girlfriend thinks this guy is the best thing that’s ever happened on Planet Earth. Last week she dragged me to the theater to see Magic Mike, and she drooled every time Matthew appeared semi-naked.

  • A fan

    I like Matthew for many reasons, but mainly because he has always been a gentleman when it comes to addressing his previous relationships. He never talks dirt about the women he’s dated. On the contrary, he only points out the good in them. He also loves his wife and family without losing his individuality.

  • European

    Matthew misses Penelope.

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