Matthew McConaughey to receive American Cinematheque Award

Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will be this year`s recipient of the American Cinematheque Award.

McConaughey, 44, is to be honoured for his contributions to cinema over the last 20 years at a fund-raising ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, reportedly.

The American Cinematheque Award has been given away annually since 1986 to luminaries such as Martin Scorsese, Sean Connery, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr and Ben Stiller.

"The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honour Matthew McConaughey as the 28th recipient of the American Cinematheque Award at our celebration this year," the organisation`s chairman Rick Nicita said.

"Matthew McConaughey is the epitome of what a Hollywood star should be - an adventurous, joyous and ever-growing talent combined with matinee-idol looks and an unshakeable sense of who he is and what he stands for," Nicita added.

McConaughey will next be seen in director Christopher Nolan`s science fiction film `Interstellar`, which will open later this year.

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