Jared Leto Is Trying to 'Gain a Lot of Weight' to Play the Joker

Matthew McConaughey Writes for PEOPLE: 10 Moments That Changed Me

Matthew McConaughey shares 10 moments that changed his life, from landing his first big gig, to losing his beloved father, to becoming a dad himself, and more! Subscribe now for instant access to our exclusive PEOPLE cover story.

Matthew McConaughey on Getting Married: 'I Had to Really Want To'

Matthew McConaughey always knew he wanted to be a father. But becoming a husband?

The Oscar winner admits that took some convincing.

“I had to get to the point where I saw [getting married] as more than just the thing to do,” McConaughey tells GQ for its November cover story. “I wanted to really want to. You know, I didn’t want it to be a destination; the fun is that we’re on the adventure together.”

PHOTOS: Neil Patrick Harris and More Stars Posing with Their Gender-Bending Selves

Matthew McConaughey's Journey to Oscar

Matthew McConaughey has a question for Matthew McConaughey: “What can I get an experience out of?”

That’s what the actor asked himself before signing on to star in Dallas Buyers Club, a role that would require him to lose 47 lbs. – and, ultimately, gain a Best Actor trophy.

But it’s also the approach McConaughey applies to much of his life, including his first-ever Oscar nomination.

Camila and Matthew McConaughey's Kids Get to Eat 'Whatever They Want on Fridays'

Friday is probably the favorite day of the week for Camila and Matthew McConaughey’s kids.

“Every Friday, they get to have whatever they want to eat, whether it’s burgers or whatever,” Camila, 31 – who has three children with her hubby of a year-and-a-half – told PEOPLE this week. “And they get to stay up late and watch a movie.”

Matthew McConaughey: 'I Have a Lot to Be Thankful For'

Life for Matthew McConaughey these days is a whole lot better than just “all right” – and he knows it.

“I try to give a lot to my life and the people in it,” the Best Actor Academy Award winner tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story, “and I know they sure give back. I have a lot to be thankful for.”

Jared Leto Has Already Nicked His Oscar, Keeps It in the Kitchen

That didn’t take long.

Jared Leto’s shiny new Oscar is no longer as flawless as his gorgeous locks – it already has a ding.

The Answers to All Your Burning Oscar Questions (as Determined by Google Searches)

Every year, the Oscars are watched by a whole lot of people.

Many of those people are not pop-culture experts. They have a lot of questions about the Oscars. Sometimes, they type these questions into Google.

According to the search engine’s internal analytics, these were Sunday night’s five most-searched Oscar questions. We’ve done you the pleasure of answering them. (You’re welcome.)

Matthew McConaughey Says He Wants to Make His Family Proud in Best Actor Speech

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