#10. MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY
Consider this: Say the name “Matthew McConaughey” today and you get gushing praise: “OMG! Dallas Buyer’s Club! Best Actor Oscar!” “Have you seen True Detective? best things on TV ever, you guys!” Say his name 10 years ago, and you get: “Naked bongo drumming,” “friend of Lance Armstrong” and most damning of all “co-star of rom-coms with Kate Hudson.” That’s a huge leap, from shirtless joke to Oscar darling. It is any wonder people are referring to this as “The McConaissance”?