Matthew McConaughey, Philosophical Professor Of Life, Is Now An Actual Professor At The University Of Texas
Back in 2014, the world was enraptured in what was known as “The McConaissance”.
A nickname given to Matthew McConaughey’s epic career revival, The McConaissance was born after the former rom-com star ripped off a run of films filled with excellent performances that forced his way back onto the A-list of America’s leading men.
From 2011 to 2014, McConaughey starred in a set of dramas that saw his performances critically revered, such as The Lincoln Lawyer, Bernie, Killer Joe, Mud, Magic Mike, The Paperboy, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street, Interstellar, and True Detective.
However, in the years since, whether it be because of comfortability or simply poor movie choices, McConaughey’s filmography has once again wandered off into the wilderness.
No matter, though, as the man has not only become a brand in and of himself but is also now… a professor at the University of Texas? Yup, a professor at the University of Texas.
On Wednesday, the University of Texas at Austin announced that the Academy Award-winning actor had been appointed as a professor of practice in the Department of Radio-Television-Film, where he will teach the “Advanced Producing: Script to Screen” class at the Moody College of Communication. McConaughey helped develop the course three years prior.
“It’s the class I wish I would have had when I was in film school. Working in the classroom with these students gives me a chance to prepare them,” McConaughey said in a statement.
“Making movies, turning words on paper into film, is both a science and art – no matter the time or generation. The elements of truth and genuine joy for the process are timeless. That will always be our classroom focus.”
Amazing — just imagine ripping the bong before showing up to a Matthew McConaughey-taught class. College, man… the best.
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