Matthew McConaughey's Son Looks Just Like The Famous Actor

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It looks like Matthew McConaughey has a future stunt double! To celebrate the release of his memoir Greenlights, the Dallas Buyers Club star and his family whipped up some sweet treats for themselves. Fans got a rare look at the McConaughey bunch on Oct. 22, 2020 when the actor's wife Camila Alves McConaughey shared an updated photo of their son, Levi. From the looks of it, McConaughey's genes are familiar with the idea of copy and paste.

From their hair to their facial expressions, it's quite scary how much the two resemble one another. In the Instagram photo, Camila and Levi appear to be enjoying a mother-son bonding moment over a batch of cookies. "It's been a week full of celebration with @officiallymcconaughey's #Greenlights book release so we had an excuse to make this amazing dessert," the lifestyle guru wrote. "Judges at home give it a 10/10!" Followers filled the comments with adoration for Levi, or rather "Mini-Matt." One commenter joked, "Wow if that isn't a Brazilian Matthew McConaughey." Another wrote, "Omg that's a mini Mathew McConaughey right there." It's not every day that we get a look at the McConaughey family, so we did some digging to find out why we don't see them very often.

Matthew McConaughey has a strong philosophy on fatherhood

Despite his decades-long film career, Matthew McConaughey's biggest accomplishment is being a father. Outside of twinning with his son Levi, the actor has two more kids — Livingston Alves McConaughey and Vida Alves McConaughey. In an interview with Good Morning America, McConaughey explained that he knew he wanted to be a father at an early age. "In my 8-year-old mind, what I noticed at that time, was every man that I had said 'sir' to — the common denominator was they were all fathers, and I remember saying, 'That's when you've made it. That's when you've succeeded in life, when you become a father.'"

And McConaughey's love for fatherhood hasn't changed. In February 20202, the True Detective actor admitted he would like to expand his family. "I'd like to have eight more kids," he said to the crowd at a HISTORYTALKS panel, per TODAY. "My wife's not on the same page." Even though they're not having eight kids any time soon, McConaughey remains enthusiastic about instilling values in his "living legacy," and he takes the job seriously. McConaughey told E! News that he and wife Camila Alves intend to raise their three children out of the spotlight. 

"Sometimes loving your kids means giving them just what they want," he explained. "Other times it means tough love. Affluent people can give their kids everything they want, but they're not usually going to get what they need. Loving a child is a lot harder if you really give a damn. 'No' takes a lot more energy. It's a lot easier to say 'yes.'"

Matthew McConaughey's father inspired his parenting style

If you ever need advice on parenthood, Matthew McConaughey is your guy. But where exactly does McConaughey get his parenting style from? The answer: His father, James. McConaughey told CNN's Anderson Cooper that his father supported his passion to pursue the film industry as opposed to politics. McConaughey recalled to Cooper his father's one recommendation for him: "'Effectively, if that is what you wish to do, do not half-a*** it.' And boy, I've carried that with me. And it is a good adage to have in your hip pocket type of by numerous issues together with your life."

In his People cover story, McConaughey shared an excerpt of his Greenlights memoir revealing that James died in 1992 — just one year before the actor would make his acting debut in Dazed and Confused. McConaughey makes sure to carry on his father's legacies by applying his teachings to his family and his marriage. "I am making an attempt to instill the identical values that my father instilled in me, in several methods [that] he did with me," he revealed.

When Cooper asked McConaughey for his perception on parenting, the actor responded, "They are who they are, and we nudge them alongside, and we shepherd them, and we try to put what they love in front of them and keep them away from great harm. But boy, they are who they are right when they come into the world."

Matthew McConaughey's family is his top priority

While many actors are starting to branch out into producing or directing their own content, Matthew McConaughey has other things in mind. The actor told E! News he does not want too much work that will keep him away from his wife Camila Alves and their three children. "When you've got family, you have to pick your extracurriculars," McConaughey explained. "You have to pick and choose and go, 'Wait, which is the one I really want to do because I ain't watching all the Saturday football and I'm not watching all of Sunday's. I'm not going to be a kayaker, a snow skier, and a marathon runner.' No, you gotta zero in when you got kids and a family."

McConaughey also described being content with acting as his only job — he has no desire to be anywhere else but on our screens. "I'm really enjoying being an actor for hire," he said. "I've been offered to produce some things and I've said, 'No thank you.' ... I'm really enjoying my time getting ready for a role, my man, my characters, going to work, doing my best to nail it, finishing work and going, 'That was a beautiful time. Thank you. See you down the road. I'm going back to my family.'"