Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée Edit
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.
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- Co-written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
- Based on Ron Woodroof
- Most praised the performances of McConaughey and Leto, who received the Academy Award for Best Actor and for Best Supporting Actor, respectively, at the 86th Academy Awards, making this the first film since Mystic River (2003), and only the fifth movie ever, to win both awards. The film also won the award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and garnered nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing.
- The film marked Jared Leto's return to acting after 5 years. Leto stayed in character throughout filming. At one point, he went grocery shopping in character at a local Whole Foods, where he received numerous stares.
- Matthew McConaughey lost 47 pounds for his role as an AIDS patient. Newspapers said he was "terribly gaunt" and "wasting away to skin and bones."
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