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Through a delivery accident, Saajan Fernandes (Irrfhan Khan) begins a correspondence (and love affair) with a despondent housewife in The Lunchbox. Courtesy of Sony Classics hide caption

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Matthew McConaughey stars as a man on the run from authorities in Jeff Nichols' Mud. Jim Bridges/Roadside Attractions Publicity hide caption

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Matthew McConaughey, Getting Serious Again

Known for rom-coms, the actor, currently starring in Mud, is taking on more dramatic roles.

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