Matthew McConaughey receives Maverick Actor Tribute for new movie ‘Gold’

Matthew McConaughey on stage during the Jack Ingram & Friends ft. Eric Church at ACL Live on April 14, 2016. Suzanne Cordeiro for American Statesman

Matthew McConaughey on stage during the Jack Ingram & Friends ft. Eric Church at ACL Live on April 14, 2016. Suzanne Cordeiro for American Statesman

One of Austin’s jewels will be honored for his contributions to acting and cinematic storytelling by a film, food and wine festival.

Matthew McConaughey stars in “Gold,” a movie about gold prospector Kenny Wells searching for gold in Indonesia. The Napa Valley Film Festival will host a private screening of the movie for their Vintner and Patron Circle members on Nov. 10 in St. Helena, a city in Napa County, California. Patron Circle membership starts at $2,500, while Vintner Circle membership prices are available on request.

The film festival will present McConaughey with the Caldwell Vineyards Maverick Actor Tribute later that day, in nearby city Yountville.

“Vintner John Caldwell is the original Napa Valley maverick winemaker, and Matthew McConaughey is the epitome of a maverick when it comes to his work in the film industry,” said NVFF Co-Founder/Director Marc Lhormer in a news release. “Matthew boldly inhabits each character that he plays on screen, and we are just delighted to showcase his latest film and to honor him at the festival this year.”

McConaughey has grown used to accolades by now; the actor won an Oscar for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club” in 2013, a Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas Exes and an unofficial gold medal for Olympic enthusiasm this past summer.

“Gold” will be released Christmas Day.


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