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Standing ovation for Matthew McConaughey at Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival greeted Matthew McConaughey with a rousing standing ovation for his performance in "Dallas Buyers Club."

Bing: 'Dallas Buyers Club' drawing praise

The film premiered Saturday night, giving the moviegoing world its first glimpse of McConaughey's highly-anticipated performance as a Texas man diagnosed with HIV in the 1980s. Based on the true story of Ron Woodroof, the film follows his frustration with the Food and Drug Administration and his enterprising smuggling of more promising drugs.

For the role, McConaughey lost nearly 50 pounds and appears startlingly gaunt throughout the film. After the film, though, McConaughey told the audience his weight loss wasn't the hard part.

Also: Jared Leto on how he lost 40 pounds for 'Dallas Buyers Club'

"That was the easy decision," he said. "I would have been embarrassed standing here looking like I do now playing the guy."

"Dallas Buyers Club" will be released Nov. 1.

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27Comments
Sep 8, 2013 6:45PM
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The Way the Truth The mentally Ill - The movie is about human beings who have a horrible disease.  Why do people like you feel so pompous and high and mighty when it comes to judging people you know NOTHING about.  

Hollywood has always been a community that judges people by their hearts - not anything else.  I'm pretty sure I learned in Sunday school that it isn't my place to judge another human being.  Too bad you apparently missed those lessons.
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Look forward to seeing the movie.

 

 I'm sure the hard work put into this character will pay off.

 

 

Sep 9, 2013 10:57AM
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It's like people only do things because they get paid for it and thats just really sad.
Sep 9, 2013 8:22AM
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well i guess he likes the cock afterall
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