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Jimmy Kimmel hosts upcoming cinematic tribute to Matthew McConaughey

Jimmy Kimmel hosts upcoming cinematic tribute to Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey in the Lincoln Lawyer
Matthew McConaughey will receive the American Cinematheque Award on October 21. Matthew McConaughey/Facebook
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Jimmy Kimmel will host the Matthew McConaughey tribute. Courtesy photo
Matthew McConaughey in the Lincoln Lawyer
Austin Photo Set: News_Shelley_CTC_jimmy kimmel_dec 2012_4

Whether he's losing weight for Dallas Buyers Club, fighting off bulls in a Lincoln commercial or just l-i-v-i-n like the rest of us, Matthew McConaughey is a bona fide movie star. And Hollywood's top critics cannot stop celebrating him.

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 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.) McConaughey joins a list that includes Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Samuel L. Jackson, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Al Pacino and Steve Martin.

Stars such as Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Chastain will join host Jimmy Kimmel at the Beverly Hills Hilton for an evening honoring the Texan. 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.