Matthew McConaughey Talks DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, Approaching His Portrayal of Woodruff, Researching the Role, and His Dramatic Weight Loss
collider.com Matthew McConaughey delivers a riveting performance in Dallas Buyers Club portraying the real-life Ron Woodruff, a homophobic Rodeo cowboy and electrician who suddenly, incredibly found himself on the front lines of the AIDS pandemic. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee from a screenplay by Craig Borten based on true events, the film chronicles how Woodruff received a death sentence but defied the odds by fighting for survival and making discoveries that changed him and helped him inspire others.
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An imperfect man fights for survival during an uncertain time in America. Inspired by true events, Ron Woodroof’s story of strength is told in Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from an original screenplay by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack. Spirit Award winner Matthew McConaughey portrays the real-life character, whose self-interest is galvanized into something much more. A son of Texas, Ron Woodroof is an electrician and rodeo cowboy. In 1985, he is well into an unexamined existence with a devil-may-care lifestyle. Suddenly, Ron is blindsided by being diagnosed as H.I.V.-positive and given 30 days to live. Yet he will not, and does not, accept a death sentence. His crash course of research reveals a lack of approved treatments and medications in the U.S., so Ron crosses the border into Mexico. There, he learns about alternative treatments and begins smuggling them into the U.S., challenging the medical and scientific community including his concerned physician, Dr. Eve Saks (Screen Actors Guild Award winner Jennifer Garner). An outsider to the gay community, Ron finds an unlikely ally in fellow AIDS patient Rayon (Gotham Independent Film Award winner Jared Leto), a transsexual who shares Ron’s lust for life. Rayon also shares Ron’s entrepreneurial spirit: seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, they establish a “buyers club,” where H.I.V.-positive people pay monthly dues for access to the newly acquired supplies. Deep in the heart of Texas, Ron’s pioneering underground collective beats loud and strong. With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance. In the years following his diagnosis, the embattled Lone Star loner lives life to the fullest like never before.

"Dallas Buyers Club" stars Dallas Roberts, Denis O'Hare, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, and Steve Zahn.

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee.
Written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack.
Produced by Rachel Winter and Robbie Brenner.
Production company/distributor: Focus Features.

Release Date: November 01, 2013

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