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Matthew McConaughey: 'I’m choosing to be more selfish'

By Katie Mathewson Slide 1 of 9

Ever since "Dazed and Confused" launched his career, we've been absolutely wowed by Matthew McConaughey. Yes, by his abs, but also by his mastery of an incredible range of characters, his dedication to charity, his successful marriage, and his beautiful family. Details sat down with Matthew to find out just how he manages to balance those things so well. RELATED:Head to Details to read the full interview and see more pics!On being selfish:"I'm just as thankful now as I ever was, but I'm choosing to be more selfish. I remember feeling not sure about what I wanted to do and feeling -- I'm not sure despondent is the right word, but a feeling like things are plateauing. I wanted more evolution. I want to feel ascension in the grade. Because I was feeling a lot of ascension in my personal life, qualitative evolution. I wanted to close the gap between who I am and the life I'm living and my work life. So I think I got really selfish. You start a family and you get selfish."
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