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Do You Like Matthew McConaughey Better in Dramas or Comedies?


Matthew McConaughey has just signed on to play a criminal defense attorney in an upcoming legal thriller, and all I can picture is McConaughey's lawyer role in another legal thriller, A Time to Kill. And just like A Time to Kill, this movie, The Lincoln Lawyer, is also based on a bestselling novel.

We haven't seen McConaughey in a dramatic film in a little while — the 2006 football movie We Are Marshall was the last drama he did. In general, he's mostly stuck to rom-coms (and whatever you'd call Surfer Dude). Do you think he should stick to comedy? Or does he do drama better?

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sourcherry sourcherry 8 years
Lol, I love how there isn't an option for "I like him in both"! C'mon, he's not that bad :P I agree that A Time To Kill was a great movie, and he was very good in it. As far as comedies, I think he just picks bad movies... Still, I chose dramas.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
I agree with Ginger, A Time to Kill was a really great movie and I thought he was terrific in it. He just hasn't really picked good movies in a while. Whatever happened to that Surfer movie he was filming? Straight to video I'm guessing?
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
i feel like he is just being him self in comedies. but in dramas, he has to actually work and he's good. A time to Kill was great.
Ginger Ginger 8 years
Drama! A Time to Kill has some of my favorite courtroom scenes, like his closing argument.
Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 8 years
Weird, had this same debate with a friend recently. He's better in dramas - but I don't really rate him as an actor at all and consciously avoid anything he has a starring role in.
Fellora Fellora 8 years
I voted Dramas. I thought he was wonderful in A Time to Kill.
chicsugar chicsugar 8 years
I think I prefer him in dramas. His comedies just come off as cheesy. A Time to Kill & U-571 were both really good movies.
Karelynn Karelynn 8 years
Comedies, I guess. I don't remember watching him in much else.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 8 years
He sucks in comedies. He excels and is the most HOLY CRAP give me some of that appeal shows up in movies like We are Marshal and esp A Time to Kill.. everytime he said Sandra's characters name.. I just about broke out into a sweat.. he added an extra sound to it and it purred.. rouark.. plus I loved Amastad, Contact (only he could make a preacher sexy as hell), Newton Boys, u-571...
emalove emalove 8 years
I love him and would watch him in *almost* anything.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I liked him in We Are Marshall, but he does tend to play the same character over and over. I agree with luckyme: in Dazed and Confused, he was just playing himself. :)
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
Comedies - he's kind of a cheeseball and I think he's comic instincts are better. He doesn't seem completely believable to me in dramas. He was funny in Tropic Thunder.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i like him in just about anything, but if i had to choose i would say comedies. hes' just really funny in soo many movies that you have to adore him.
luckyme luckyme 8 years
The only thing I liked him in was Dazed and Confused. I'm pretty certain he wasn't even acting in that, he was just being himself. So for me, neither.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
PS: do you ever notice his characters in dramas always seem the SAME....it's like he can only play one guy, be it a coach or a bookie
skigurl skigurl 8 years
uh it's so hard to say he kinda annoys me in dramas but then again his comedies are so bad but i do love the guy....and now i can't remember why?
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
Dramas because his comedies don't seem to do well anymore.
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