銃規制擁護から車での食事まで, マシュー・マコノヒーが自分のプラットフォームをどのように活用しているか

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Gun Control Advocacy

Matthew McConaughey speaks at a press briefing in the White House Press Briefing Room

Matthew McConaughey speaks at a press briefing in the White House Press Briefing Room

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Following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in his hometown of Uvalde, テキサス, 去年の5月, マシューマコノヒー spoke out in support of more gun safety legislation.

六月に, 俳優 attended a White House press briefing to deliver remarks about the elementary school shooting — which killed 19 students and two teachers 5月に 24 — and what it means for the future of the nation.

“これは党派的な問題ではないはずです,” McConaughey said during his 感情的, 21-分のスピーチ. “There is not a Democratic or Republican value in one single act of these shooters, しかし、権力者は行動に失敗しました。”

In the weeks following the shooting, 彼と彼の妻 カミラ・アルヴェス・マコナヒー spent several days in Uvalde 犠牲者との訪問’ 家族. 彼らは失われた罪のない命についての多くの話を聞いた, そして、すべての家族が共通の目標を共有していることに気づきました: to make the lives of those lost matter.

“私たちは犠牲者を称え、認めながら, 今回はそれを認識する必要があります, 何かが違うようです,” マコノヒーは言った. “おそらく前進する実行可能な道があるという感覚があります [銃の安全法を制定するため].”

The actor spent a considerable amount of time in the D.C. area following the shooting, advocating for gun safety, と と会った “以上 30 両当事者のメンバー,” 含む “上院の指導者, 家,” as well as President Joe Biden.

6月に 2, the couple also launched the Just Keep Livin Foundation’s ユバルディ救済基金

悲しみのカウンセリングに加えて, NS fund also supported 私は過去数日間、これに頭を悩ませようとして過ごしました’ 埋葬費用のある家族と “コミュニティの他の短期的および長期的なニーズ。”

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101 Bold Nights

Matthew McConaughey at the "White Boy Rick" Press Conference at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on September 8, 2018 トロントで, カナダ.

Matthew McConaughey at the "White Boy Rick" Press Conference at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on September 8, 2018 トロントで, カナダ.

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マコノヒー, who serves as the creative director for Wild Turkey, helped out with the bourbon brand’s initiative that supports up-and-coming artists, 101 Bold Nights, 今年の初め.

10月中, he detailed the importance of opening doors for people — just like someone did for him once.

You can’t really do anything for somebody once they’re in the door, but if you can help open a door and go, ‘The mic is plugged in, you better hit it, better make it happen,’ there’s some things that they’re going to be able to learn from this,” 彼は人々に言った.

In collaboration with Wild Turkey and Spaceflight Records, NS ダラス・バイヤーズクラブ actor helped to launch a mentorship program called #101BoldNightsMusicMentorship. Within the program, McConaughey and Spaceflight Records worked to find an emerging musical artist, to whom the record label would offer personalized mentorship.

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Opening Up About Sexual Abuse and Consent

NEW YORK, ニューヨーク - 2月 29: Matthew McConaughey attends HISTORYTalks Leadership & Legacy presented by HISTORY at Carnegie Hall on February 29, 2020 ニューヨーク市で. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for HISTORY)

NEW YORK, ニューヨーク - 2月 29: Matthew McConaughey attends HISTORYTalks Leadership & Legacy presented by HISTORY at Carnegie Hall on February 29, 2020 ニューヨーク市で. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for HISTORY)

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In McConaughey’s 2020 伝記 Greenlights, the actor opened up about the sexual abuse he experienced as a teenager.

In an appearance on the premiere episode of Amanda de Cadenet‘s podcast The Conversation: About the Men 九月に, McConaughey was asked by de Cadenet about the abuse and how he knew the right way to approach sexual situations as he moved through adolescence.

McConaughey said his parents taught him to be respectful in such situations and credited his father with teaching him about consent.

“[My father is] talking to me as his son, as a male in this situation and speaking to me about a heterosexual relationship,” the actor recalled in a clip from the episode. “彼は言い​​ます, ‘If you ever feel the girl, the female, hesitate, stop.’ ”

“わお, he told you about consent,” de Cadenet said in response.

He even said this: ‘You may even feel them hesitate and then after you stop, then they go, '大野, 番号, [object Window],’ しないでください. Wait until next time,’ ” マコノヒーは言った.

And he was right. I got in circumstances where I was like, ‘Nah nah nah, わかった, 私は外出中です’ and then saying, 'わかった, いいね, 外出しています。’ The girl went, 'おお, 良い, no c’mon,’ そして私は, '番号, 番号, 番号,’ ” 俳優が追加しました. “そして彼は言った, ‘Trust you’ll have another day if it’s to be.’ ”

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Mack, ジャック & McConaughey Foundation

AUSTIN, TEXAS - 4月 28: マシューマコノヒー (L) and Camila Alves McConaughey attend the 10th Annual Mack, ジャック & McConaughey Gala at ACL Live on April 28, 2022 オースティンで, テキサス. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)

AUSTIN, TEXAS - 4月 28: マシューマコノヒー (L) and Camila Alves McConaughey attend the 10th Annual Mack, ジャック & McConaughey Gala at ACL Live on April 28, 2022 オースティンで, テキサス. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)

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5月, McConaughey and his wife celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Mack, ジャック & McConaughey Foundation.

The pair hosted their annual fundraising event for the nonprofit that featured music from headliner Kenny Chesney and a fashion show sponsored by Stella McCartney.

Founded by University of North Carolina football coach Mack Brown, country music artist Jack Ingram and McConaughey, the foundation focuses on fundraising for children’s programs through its yearly two-day event.

Since its founding, the organization has raised and donated more than $20 million to multiple charitable organizations dedicated to children’s education, health and wellness.

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Hosting ‘We’re Texasfor Victims of Winter Storms

WE'RE TEXAS | GIDDY UP TO GIVE BACK

WE'RE TEXAS | GIDDY UP TO GIVE BACK

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の 2021, after a series of winter storms hit his home state of Texas, McConaughey stepped up and took action to help those impacted.

In Texas, we’re used to a hurricane, a tornado, a drought, 熱, but not a freeze,” McConaughey told PEOPLE in March 2021. “It’s something we weren’t prepared for.

Along with Camila and the Just Keep Livin Foundation, which they launched in 2008, McConaughey organized a star-studded virtual benefit, 私たちはテキサスです, どれの aired on March 21 on the actor’s YouTubeチャンネル and in Texas on Spectrum News 1.

The event featured stars like レネー・ゼルウィガー, ケリー・クラークソンケイシー・マスグレイブス and raised funds for families and vulnerable communities getting back on their feet after the storms.

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A Friend to Animals

Matthew McConaughey is seen walking along the beach and playing ball with his three dogs in Malibu

Matthew McConaughey is seen walking along the beach and playing ball with his three dogs in Malibu

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McConaughey and Camila added a few four-legged friends to their family in 2021.

1月に 2021, the couple adopted two puppies from the Humane Society just days apart. The first was a 4-month-old rescue and the second was a 2-month-old pup.

“あなたが思ったら…what was I thinking with a 4 month old puppywell how about with another one that’s 2 生後数ヶ月!! 🐶,” the Brazilian supermodel wrote alongside a selfie with one of the dogs.

“うん、, got work cut out for me in the next months!” 彼女は付け加えた. “3 子供, 2 older dogs , 2 pups, 1 cat and my mother in law😉.

The McConaughey family has long included furry friends. Pictured is McConaughey walking along the beach with three of his dogs in Malibu, カリフォルニア, NS 2010.

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Delivering Masks

マシューマコノヒー

マシューマコノヒー

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5月 2020, NS ボーッと混乱して actor shared a photo of he and his wife in a truck filled with masks to donate to area hospitals during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanks to @lincoln for donating 110 thousand masks – me and @camilamcconaughey hitting the road to get em to rural hospitals in need across Texas,” 彼は書いた インスタグラム.

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Connecting with Seniors During COVID-19

マシューマコノヒー

マシューマコノヒー

The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living

4月中 2020, as the world was settling into what would become thenew normalof social distancing and self-isolation due to COVID-19, McConaughey and his family found a way to connect — virtually!

McConaughey and Camila, along with two of their kids and his mom Kay, joined a Zoom call to play Bingo with a few seniors in their home state of Texas.

The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living posted a video of the call on Facebook, showing the moment McConaughey called out a chip that leads to two potential winners.

Thank you to Matthew, his wife Camila, and his mom Kay for hosting our residents for a few rounds of virtual bingo!” the facility wrote alongside the video. “Our residents had a great time playing, and they loved talking with Matthew about his family heritage and his favorite drink.

We got I-24,McConaughey read in the video before the whole family started whooping in celebration when one player raised his board. “Richard is waving a hammer up high, we got Charles with the iPad up high. We got two winners!”

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Operation BBQ Relief

Matthew McConaughey and Wild Turkey Master Distiller Eddie Russell prepare food during Wild Turkey "With Thanks" 2019 with Matthew McConaughey and Operation BBQ Relief

Matthew McConaughey and Wild Turkey Master Distiller Eddie Russell prepare food during Wild Turkey "With Thanks" 2019 with Matthew McConaughey and Operation BBQ Relief

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戻る 2019, McConaughey partnered with the disaster relief organization Operation BBQ Relief and Wild Turkey Bourbon to cook, prepare and deliver meals to first responders as multiple wildfires raged across 彼の “second home” カリフォルニアの.

McConaughey kicked off the bourbon brand’s annual With Thanks” 運動 ロサンゼルスで by making BBQ turkey dinners for firefighters and other first responders battling the flames in southern California, and personally thanking them for their hard work.

The Oscar winner helped put together 800 夕食, which were delivered to more than 20 fire stations. 追加の 800 meals were also prepared for local homeless shelters.

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Joining Khalid at 2019 Benefit Concert for El Paso Shooting Victims

Matthew McConaughey speaks onstage during ‘A Night For Suncity' benefit concert with Khalid & Friends at the Don Haskins Center

Matthew McConaughey speaks onstage during ‘A Night For Suncity' benefit concert with Khalid & Friends at the Don Haskins Center

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次の mass shooting in El Paso, テキサス, 8月に. 3, 2019 that left 23 死んだ人, ハリド put together a benefit concert to raise money for victims’ 家族.

The concert, と呼ばれる “A Night for Suncity,” was organized by The Great Khalid Foundation and Right Hand Foundation.

According to The Great Khalid Foundation’s website, the event 上げた $500,000 for the El Paso Community Foundation VictimsFund.

McConaughey took the stage at the event and talked about coming together and supporting one another.

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Helping Out on a College Campus

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In addition to his work as an actor and philanthropist, McConaughey is also a college professor!

それは正しい, after working as a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin, his alma mater, starting in 2015, NS 2019 it was announced that he would be a professor of practice at the University of TexasMoody College of Communication in the Department of Radio-Television-Film.

の 2016, McConaughey stepped outside of the classroom and helped out on campus, volunteering his time for a university student-government program called SURE Walk. The program organizes safe ways for students to get home late at night through golf-cart rides and walking partners, NS ダラスモーニングニュース 報告.

The organization shared an image of McConaughey behind the wheel of one of the golf carts.

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Meals on Wheels

Matthew McConaughey Family - 2

Matthew McConaughey Family - 2

ソース: Camila Alves/Instagram

長年にわたって, McConaughey has helped out with Meals on Wheels on numerous occasions.

戻る 2015, he and his family volunteered their time for the second year in a row, helping to deliver hundreds of meals on Thanksgiving Day, によると Meals on Wheels Central Texas. の 2019, he joined Governor Greg Abbott, who also did some delivering, KXAN reported.

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Hurricane Katrina Relief

Matthew McConaughey joins RELIEF SPARK's effort to send supplies to families affected by Hurricane Katrina

Matthew McConaughey joins RELIEF SPARK's effort to send supplies to families affected by Hurricane Katrina

わずか1か月前のティンバーレイクのキャリアとは対照的

Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 the actor hopped on a plane to Baton Rouge to help those impacted by the devastating storm.

The efforts included rescuing “50 犬, 18 cats and 2 hamsters,” according to Oprah.com, where the actor’s journey was documented.

加えて, McConaughey listed his 1971 Corvette Stingray on eBay, selling it for $61,600 — all of which he donated to オプラ・ウィンフリー‘s Angel Network for Katrina and Rita, another storm that touched down in Texas about a month after Katrina.

The actor also worked with Relief Spark, 写真, at the Van Nuys Airport in California, to organize supplies to be brought to impacted areas.

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Matthew McConaughey People POTY cover

Matthew McConaughey People POTY cover

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