Feisty. Stubborn. A real cowboy. According to people who knew him, the real Ron Woodroof was very much like the character played by Matthew McConaughey in the new movie Dallas Buyers Club.
Bill Minutaglio — who wrote about Woodroof for The Dallas Morning News — describes him as "salty."
"I kinda liked him. He cursed like four sailors," says Minutaglio.
Chicago attorney Michael Cascino represented Woodroof in a case against the Food and Drug Administration.