Matthew McConaughey and his wife risk their lives in a plane crash!

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Matthew McConaughey and his wife risk their lives in a plane crash!

Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves were on board a Lufthansa flight which experienced severe turbulence on Wednesday 1 March. Camila Alves, a model of Brazilian origin, shared a video of the incident on Instagram, which shows the damage inside the plane after the emergency landing at Duller International Airport, Virginia.

She wrote: "On last night's flight, I learned that the plane went down over 400 feet, and that 7 people were hospitalized. Everything was flying in all directions. Out of respect for the privacy of other passengers they can't show more than this video, but the plane was in total CHAOS, and the turbulence didn't stop.

That's right, that very @lufthansa flight you're watching on the news today! Thank god everyone is fine and I must admit @marriottbonvoy at Washington Airport where we rerouted and spent the night was really nice! @officialmcconaughey and I hit the bar 1 minute before closing.

We slept well and flew out the next day. Now I find myself looking at many familiar faces, inside the airport! A truly endless journey."

About Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey began his career in the early nineties by participating in the film Life is a dream.

He subsequently appeared in films of various genres including the horror The Texas Chainsaw Massacre IV, the legal thriller Time to Kill, Steven Spielberg's historical drama Amistad, the sci-fi Contact and the comedy EdTV.

Since 2000 he has become known as the protagonist of numerous light and romantic comedies. Since 2010 he has dedicated himself to more committed and critically acclaimed roles, in films such as Bernie, Killer Joe, Mud, Magic Mike, Interstellar and in the TV series True Detective.

In 2013, his portrayal of a cowboy with AIDS in the biopic Dallas Buyers Club earned him the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama, the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Academy Award for Best Actor. McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas, the youngest of three children of Mary Kathleen McCabe, a teacher, and James Donald McConaughey, who ran a gas station before starting an oil company.

His father, who died of a heart attack in August 1992, was an NFL football player who played for the Green Bay Packers before working in the oil field. McConaughey had a Methodist upbringing. He has Scottish, English and Swedish ancestry on his father's side and Irish and German on his mother's side.

In 1980, his family moved to Longview, where he attended Longview High School, excelling as both a student and an athlete, as well as being voted the school's prettiest. After graduating in 1988 he moved to Australia for a year, to Warnervale in New South Wales, as an exchange student sponsored by the Rotary International association and to support himself he practiced the humblest jobs such as dishwasher and manure shoveler.

Back in the United States he enrolled in the Faculty of Law at the University of Austin, but soon, thanks to reading The Greatest Salesman in the World, he understands that this is not his way and thanks to one of his best friends, who was a film student, start taking acting and screenwriting lessons.