Getting caught in a type-cast role is a demise most actors fear, it means you’ll always be known for the same things, and always be thought of as “the Actor who does ‘x'”. The really big names can sometimes avoid this, with diverse roles being part of their repetoire, Sean Connery and Johnny Depp being two such examples. For others, being type-cast is a career life-sentence unless they do something drastic. Matthew McConaughey was stuck in this rut, until he finally decided to break it. Believe it or not, the man who will be starring in the gritty historical The Free State of Jones got his start in Action Rom-Coms.