THE DALLAS BUYER CLUB premiered Saturday night in Toronto. The world got its first look of McConaughey’s performance as a Texas man diagnosed with HIV in the 1980s. Based on the true story, the film follows his frustration with FDA and smuggles in his own drugs. McConaughey received a standing ovation for the role that he lost 50 pounds for. The acting branch of the Academy love to see actors “suffer for their art”. Matthew McConaughey could very well get his first Oscar nomination.
Jared Leto, who is unrecognizable could also get his first Oscar nomination in a supporting role. I am not making this up.
Jeff Wells writes,
The surprise is that everyone sat down expecting to see a Best Actor-calibre performance from Matthew McConaughey. They got that, but when the lights came up the first words out of everyone’s mouth were “Jared Leto,” who is easily in the Best Supporting Actor race now. And Jennifer Garner really nails it also — her Dallas Buyers Club doctor is probably the best role she’s ever had and the best performance she’s ever given.
Twitter was also abuzz…
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB will be released November 1st.