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Matthew McConaughey honoured at Napa Valley Film Festival

Matthew McConaughey honoured at Napa Valley Film Festival

Matthew McConaughey has been honoured at the Napa Valley Film Festival.

The 47-year-old actor turned up to the event on Thursday (10.11.16) with his wife Camila Alves - with whom he shares three children, Levi, eight, Vida, six, and Livingston, three - as he was handed the Caldwell Vineyards Maverick Actor Tribute Award at the glitzy ceremony.

The award honours outstanding acting and cinematic storytelling contributions within the film industry, and was presented to Matthew after a glittering 20-year career which has seen him win countless awards including an Oscar for his role in 'Dallas Buyers Club'.

Speaking previously about the award, the festival's co-founder Marc Lhormer said: "Vintner John Caldwell is the original Napa Valley maverick winemaker, and Matthew McConaughey is the epitome of a maverick when it comes to his work in the film industry.

"Matthew boldly inhabits each character that he plays on screen, and we are just delighted to showcase his latest film and to honour him at the festival this year."

The festival also hosted a private screening of Matthew's newest project 'Gold', which was open only to members of the festival's Patron Circle and Vintner Circle.

The movie is based on a true story and centres around unlucky prospector (McConaughey) on a desperate search for gold in Indonesia.

A post on the film festival's website read: "Napa Valley Film Festival is pleased to host a private VIP screening of TWC-Dimension's highly anticipated film Gold. The film stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, who will receive the Caldwell Vineyard Maverick Actor Tribute, for his outstanding contributions to the art of acting and cinematic story-telling."

'Gold' will be released worldwide on Christmas Day (25.12.16).