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Oscars first-time nominees

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Matthew McConaughey seemed destined for a career filled only with Kate Hudson rom-coms. But the 44-year-old Texas native earned raves for noteworthy turns in "Mud" and "Magic Mike" before delivering the performance that earned him an Oscar nod for best actor in "Dallas Buyers Club." In the film, McConaughey stars as a fast-talking hustler who, after being diagnosed with AIDS, starts helping other patients work around the system to get their medication.Bing: More about 2014 Academy Awards | More on the nomineesWant more Movies? Be sure to like MSN Movies on Facebook and follow MSN Movies Twitter.(Focus Features)
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