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Matthew McConaughey turned down a $ 14.5 million offer after vowing to stop doing rom-coms: "F ** k the bucks"

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"I was a successful actor, a celebrity, a movie star," he wrote. "I didn't have to worry about putting food on the table or paying rent, but my career path and the characters and films I was offered and made no longer satisfied me. Bored of the rom-com roles and the worlds they lived in, I'd gone to bed with an itchy bum and woke up long enough with a stinking finger. "

Matthew McConaughey speaks about his decision to stop doing romantic comedies after winning the Best Actor Academy Award in 2014. (Photo: REUTERS)

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Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (Picture: Everett Collection)

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McConaughey remembered calling his money manager to see how long he could be out of work if necessary. He was in a good place so he told his manager to look for dramas, no more rom-coms.

He called it a "risky bet" and noted that in Hollywood, if you pass too many projects on, they "stop asking". And if you step too "out of your lane", "industry might turn its back on you … there are plenty of people out there who can take your place."

Matthew McConaughey of Miami in 2006 said rom-coms paid the rent for the houses on the beaches he walked shirtless. But he felt like an entertainer, not an actor in his roles. (Photo: Jean Baptiste Lacroix / WireImage)

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"Well, I got a $ 5 million offer to work on one for two months," he wrote. "I read it. I passed. Then they offered $ 8 million. Nah. Then they offered $ 10 million. No thanks. Then $ 12.5 million. Not this time, but … thanks. Then 14.5 Million dollars. "

Although the script was better, I turned down the $ 14.5 million offer. "If I couldn't do what I wanted, I wouldn't do what I wouldn't, no matter what the cost."

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"I was reminded by being forgotten," he said. "I didn't have a brand."

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