Oscar 2013: Matthew McConaughey

If memory serves, Matthew McConaughey has appeared in at least six movies over the past two years, rendering a distinguished performance in each one of them:

“Dallas Buyers Club”

“The Lincoln Lawyer”

“Bernie”

“Killer Joe”

“Mud”

“Magic Mike.”

“Wolf of Wall Street”

It’s an astonishing career turnaround, crowned with his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for “Dallas Buyers Club.”

It’s a far cry from his romantic comedies and silly features, such as “Fool’s Gold” and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.”