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Jimmy Kimmel to host cinematic tribute to Matthew McConaughey

Jimmy Kimmel to host cinematic tribute to Matthew McConaughey

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Jimmy Kimmel to host Matthew McConaughey tribute. Courtesy photo

Whether he's losing weight for Dallas Buyers Club, fighting off bulls in a Lincoln or just livin' like the rest of us, we all know Matthew McConaughey is a bona fide movie star. And after a turn of ground breaking performances, Hollywood's top critics just can not stop celebrating this hometown hero for his impressive work.

After a year with both an Oscar win and an Emmy nod, McConaughey is now being awarded the American Cinematheque Award, which he will receive at a star-studded Beverly Hills tribute on October 21, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The American Cinematheque Award is given to an "extraordinary filmmaker who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of the motion picture." As the 28th recipient of the award, The Hollywood Reporter notes McConaughey's string of impressive performances including The Lincoln Lawyer, Magic Mike, Mud, Killer Joe, The Wolf of Wall Street and HBO's True Detective. (Noticeably absent is the highly underrated TBS favorite The Wedding Planner.

On October 21, stars including Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Chastain will join host Jimmy Kimmel at the Beverly Hills Hilton for an evening honoring the Austinite. We're currently talking bets on the number of Dazed and Confused references Kimmel makes in the first 10 minutes. Our money is on eight.