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Matthew McConaughey praised for Aids activist film role

31 October 2013 Last updated at 00:54 GMT

A portrait of 1980's Texas Aids activist Ron Woodroof arrives in US cinemas this week, with the film Dallas Buyers Club starring Matthew McConaughey.

McConaughey is quite possibly the most high-profile US star to portray a leading character battling Aids since Tom Hanks played a lawyer stricken with the disease in the 1993 film Philadelphia.

McConaughey has been earning strong praise for his portrayal - with many critics proclaiming it is the best performance of his career.

Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.