Matthew McConaughey Talks Independent Films at Sundance

Posted Sunday January 20, 2013 1:03 PM GMT

Joining his fellow A-listers at one of the year's biggest film gatherings, Matthew McConaughey was on hand for the "Mud" premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday (January 19).

The 43-year-old Hollywood hunk dressed perfectly for the Park City, UT temps, sporting a winter jacket over a blue-and-white wool shirt with jeans while posing for the cameras.

Earlier in the day, Matthew hit the streets in a plaid flannel button-down to greet his eager fans.

While attending the annual shindig, the "Lincoln Lawyer" actor dished about taking on so many independent flicks in the recent years, telling Fox News, "It is no coincidence that my last seven films have all been independent films. I wasn't thinking about whether it was studio or independent, but on the character," adding, "they don't pay me as well. It's ironic. I had my best, most fun and creative year making films a couple of years ago and yet I lost money for the first time."

Although he might have lost out on funds, he says acting is still his main focus, explaining, "I am really enjoying just being an actor. I have been offered to produce and I had said 'no thank you.' Directing and producing is a two-year commitment. I want to do my work, nail it, and go back to my family," McConaughey said. "The simplification (of only acting) is healthy for me. When you have a family, you have to be wise with choosing your co-curriculars."

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