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.''