Matthew McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey has no problem reading negative reviews of his acting.

"A few years ago, I did a really interesting kind of experiment," the Mud star revealed in a recent interview.

"My assistants gathered every negative review I've ever had and it was a good, thick pile," the hunky 43-year-old actor said. "I sat down and said, 'We're gonna read every one of these.' There was some really good constructive criticism. I'm like, 'That's what I would've said about that performance. You're right.'"

McConaughey, who won an Independent Spirit Award earlier this year for his role in Magic Mike and who's getting positive reviews for his new flick Mud, continued, "What's nice is when you read a review and…it's almost exactly what I wrote down before I ever did the picture of what I was trying, who I thought the guy was. So I go, 'Ah, it translated.' The word was never spoken, but they got that out of the performance."

In Mud, McConaughey plays a fugitive searching for the love of his life, Juniper, played by Reese Witherspoon.

"The love he has for this woman is a very simple thing," Camila Alves' hubby said. "Didn't matter if she loved him back or not. He didn't love her any less ever...This man has a passionate love for somebody as passionate as it was the first three hours and that just doesn't really happen in real life real often. You can say it does, but it's pretty tough to keep that light burning like that."

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