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1 of 1 Matthew McConaughey not interested in winning an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey not interested in winning an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey has insisted that he's not chasing an Oscar Award for Dallas Buyers Club but wants a ''great experience''.

The 43-year-old actor said he didn't take on the role of real-life AIDS victim Ron Woodroof in the drama movie to be recognised at the Academy Awards.

Speaking to USAToday.com at the Toronto International Film  festival, McConaughey said: ''There's nothing out there that I am chasing. I want my work to translate. Last year was an incredibly creative year of work for me. It was also the first year I lost money. How about that? Make sure you [write] that I'm saying that with a grin. I'm looking for great experiences.''

McConaughey had to lose a significant amount of weight to play Woodroof, which he said was made possible by eating "controlled meals."

He added: ''I lost 47 pounds. On the face of it, that's something. It did inform what I was able to do. There's the literal hunger but there's also this headstrong insatiability. The body is more resilient than we give it credit for. I was eating meals. I had controlled meals.''

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