Initially the headiest of mid-90s rising stars - he went from appearing alongside Renée Zellweger in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation in 1994 to being on the triple-header poster for A Time To Fall Asleep alongside Sandra Bullock and Samuel L Jackson in 1996 - Matthew McConaughey then saddled himself with a host dismal of rom-coms following the financially successful The Wedding Planner in 2001. These included Failure To Lunch, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past, films in which McConaughey was deemed wooden enough to earn the nickname Matthew Mahogany, coined by listener Nyder O'Leary after the release of Fool's Gold. (A film not be be confused with 2017's Gold (Gold! Always Believe In Your Soul), which Simon described as "food's Gold" - though the better review had already come from Mark's daughter, who described it as "Sheep in Wolf Of Wall Street's clothing").
It was in this era that McConaughey became famous for leaning on the movie's posters.
Recent critically acclaimed film roles (such as Magic Mike, Dallas Buyers Club and Mud) have resulted in a "McConaissance", leading to the death of the Mahogany nickname.