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Longview native Matthew McConaughey takes home Oscar for Best Actor

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(KLTV) - Matthew McConaughey's performance in Dallas Buyers Club has earned the former Longview resident an Oscar.

The  44-year-old actor earned praised for his role as Ron Woodruff, an AIDS patient who smuggles pharmacerutical drugs into Texas when he finds they help improve his symptoms. He distributes the pharmaceuticals to fellow sufferers via the Dallas Buyers Club while drawing opposition from the Food and Drug Administration.

McConaughey attended Longview High School in the late 1980s.

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