Highlights

  • Oscar winner says doesn't want to take politics route yet
  • Actor wants to focus on supporting small businesses for now
  • McConaughey also shied away from going into policy specifics

Latest news

Ben Stokes feels that players like Rishabh Pant will save Test cricket from dying out

Ben Stokes feels that players like Rishabh Pant will save Test cricket from dying out

OnePlus could make Nord an independent brand

OnePlus could make Nord an independent brand

Reno 8 Pro to be the sleekest phone from Oppo

Reno 8 Pro to be the sleekest phone from Oppo

Aryabhat-1 is a new AI-focused chip by Indian Institute of Science

Aryabhat-1 is a new AI-focused chip by Indian Institute of Science

India proposes G-20 in Ladakh despite China objecting to J&K as venue

India proposes G-20 in Ladakh despite China objecting to J&K as venue

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey won't run for Texas governor in 2022

Matthew McConaughey clears the air after months of publicly flirting with the idea of becoming the latest celebrity candidate.

Actor Matthew McConaughey isn't running for Texas governor after months of publicly flirting with the idea of becoming the latest celebrity candidate.

The Academy Award winner said in a video posted Sunday night that political leadership was not a route he was choosing to take “at this moment.”

52 year old McConaughey, said he would instead focus on supporting businesses and foundations that create pathways for others to succeed.

The Texas governor's race is already shaping up to be one of the nation's highest-profile contests in 2022. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is seeking a third term and Democrat Beto O'Rourke, coming off failed bids for the U.S. Senate and president, announced month that he was getting in the race.

The “Dazed and Confused” and “Dallas Buyers Club” star had never said what party — if any — he would run under while acknowledging that he was mulling a run for governor in his home state.

McConaughey had also shied away from going into policy specifics and positions on contentious issues in Texas.

“Politicians? The good ones can help us to get to where we need to go, yeah,” McConaughey said in the video posted to Twitter.

“But let's be clear, they can't do anything for us unless we choose to do for ourselves." In California, former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner ran for governor this year in a failed GOP-led recall effort against Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom but gained little momentum.

Also Watch: 'House of Cards' actor Kevin Spacey to pay $31 million over alleged misconduct losses

Up Next

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey won't run for Texas governor in 2022

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey won't run for Texas governor in 2022

Director Quentin Tarantino and wife Daniella welcome second child

Director Quentin Tarantino and wife Daniella welcome second child

James Cameron says he might not direct 'Avatar' 4 and 5. Here is why

James Cameron says he might not direct 'Avatar' 4 and 5. Here is why

'Thor: Love and Thunder': Let's honour Chris Hemsworth’s 10 years of legacy as the God Of Thunder

'Thor: Love and Thunder': Let's honour Chris Hemsworth’s 10 years of legacy as the God Of Thunder

'Thor: Love and Thunder:' Five things to know about the Marvel villain Gorr the God Butcher

'Thor: Love and Thunder:' Five things to know about the Marvel villain Gorr the God Butcher

'Friends' co-creator Marta Kauffman speaks on lack of diversity in the show, says she's 'embarrassed'

'Friends' co-creator Marta Kauffman speaks on lack of diversity in the show, says she's 'embarrassed'

More videos

'Thor: Love and Thunder:' Can Gorr, the God-butcher be the most powerful villain of MCU?

'Thor: Love and Thunder:' Can Gorr, the God-butcher be the most powerful villain of MCU?

Dakota Johnson denies feud rumours with 'Fifty Shades of Grey' co-star Jamie Dornan, calls him 'brother'

Dakota Johnson denies feud rumours with 'Fifty Shades of Grey' co-star Jamie Dornan, calls him 'brother'

Singer R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexual abuse charges and racketeering

Singer R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexual abuse charges and racketeering

Travis Barker reportedly hospitalised in Los Angeles, daughter Alabama Barker asks for prayers

Travis Barker reportedly hospitalised in Los Angeles, daughter Alabama Barker asks for prayers

Johnny Depp offered $301 million deal by Disney to return as Jack Sparrow?

Johnny Depp offered $301 million deal by Disney to return as Jack Sparrow?

Billie Eilish slams internet for being obsessed with Johnny Depp V/s Amber Heard over abortion rights

Billie Eilish slams internet for being obsessed with Johnny Depp V/s Amber Heard over abortion rights

Charlie Puth's single 'Left and Right,' featuring BTS' Jungkook has finally arrived

Charlie Puth's single 'Left and Right,' featuring BTS' Jungkook has finally arrived

'Game of Thrones' sequel confirmed! Emilia Clarke and author George R R Martin share details

'Game of Thrones' sequel confirmed! Emilia Clarke and author George R R Martin share details

'Titanic' 25th anniversary: Remastered version of the film to release in cinemas in 2023

'Titanic' 25th anniversary: Remastered version of the film to release in cinemas in 2023

Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker reportedly break up after two years of dating

Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker reportedly break up after two years of dating

Editorji Technologies Pvt. Ltd. © 2022 All Rights Reserved.