Gold Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), a baulding, paunchy, cigarette-chomping prospector in the 1980’s. McConaughey acting is so good that the transformation actually works. Wells, a third-generation Reno prospector, persuades investors to fund mineral mining operations in Indonesia. This was inspired by a dream during a whiskey soaked slumber. Credited by (Katie Walsh, Tribune Service)
Why did Matthew McConaughey gain weight?
Matthew McConaughey gained more than 40 pounds for his role in Gold, telling Us Weekly at the Tuesday, January 17, NYC premiere of the film that his family prefers him “fat.” I was cooking a lot and we were going out a lot.