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Matthew McConaughey Tells Teens: Just Keep Livin'

Actor and dad Matthew McConaughey helps at-risk youth get healthy and remembers his dad, who taught him to give back. Plus, his new movie, 'Magic Mike.'

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"Get outdoors when you can." McConaughey has made headlines for camping in an Airstream trailer on the beaches of Malibu.

"Life ain't easy. And nobody said it would be." Bromance buddy and fellow Texan Lance Armstrong has had his ups and downs, both professionally and personally. McConaughey has long cheered on the champion cyclist and cancer survivor.

"Always root for the underdog." The actor earned rave reviews for his inspiring performance in the true-story drama, We Are Marshall, in which he plays the coach to a demoralized team of college football players who've just lost members of their squad to a plane crash.

"Don't say 'I can't.' But you can say, 'I'm having trouble.'"  The actor lost his father right around the time he landed his first big break in 1993. But he found success after grief.

"Respect women."  His romantic comedies -- Failure to Launch, Fool's Gold, and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days among them -- pit smart women against less-than-perfect lotharios who rise to the occasion.

"Just keep livin'."  McConaughey ad-libbed these words in his first hit, Dazed and Confused, and continues to be inspired by them.

Reviewed on April 04, 2012

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