Matthew McConaughey 'floored' by dialogue

February 15th, 2014

Matthew McConaughey was ''floored'' by his lines in 'Dallas Buyers Club'.

The actor lost 42lbs to play AIDS patient Ron Woodroof in the movie - for which he earned his first Best Actor Oscar nomination - and says when his character had to admit he was dying it had a profound effect on him.

He said: ''My most surprising moment during filming was when Ron says, 'Look, I'm dying'. Saying that word, 'dying' floored me. To face that not as a concept, but as a reality.''

The actor has come a long way in Hollywood, but he still has fond memories of working on his debut role in 'Dazed and Confused'.

He added to People magazine: ''Summer of '92. I had the time of my life and got a $320 cheque every day, which was about six times more than I was making waiting tables at the Catfish Station [restaurant in Houston, Texas].''

Meanwhile, Jared Leto also stars in 'Dallas Buyers Club' as a transgender woman with AIDS and says the key to his role was understanding her humanity.

He said: ''Finding her voice and walk helped, but it was really about finding a piece of her heart.''