Some actors seem perfectly content to be typecast as handsome, athletic and suave alpha males over and over again in Hollywood Blockbusters. Then there are actors like Matthew McConaughey.
With a look that's reminiscent of Christian Bale's role as a balding and overweight middle-aged con artist in American Hustle, McConaughey stars in the upcoming Gold as a money-grubber who goes on an Indonesian treasure hunt in the late 1980s.
McConaughey is no stranger to extreme body transformations, having lost 38 pounds for his role in 2013's Dallas Buyers Club. But, for this latest flick, he went the opposite direction, and reportedly packed on over 40 pounds.
Directed by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Stephen Gaghan, the plot of Gold seems pretty straightforward. Matthew McConaughey looks for gold, finds gold, and then the gold goes missing. But trailers are often intentionally misleading, so we'll just have to wait until the flick hits theaters this Christmas.