So, this is awesome — Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is teaching a filmmaking class at the Moody School of Journalism, the University of Texas at Austin announced Thursday.
McConaughey has already spent significant time with 30 UT Austin students, teaching his first course live on the set of “The Free State of Jones” as filming progressed. He also plans to return next semester, the university added on Facebook.
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“He’s in the movies, he’s on the field,” an announcement video explains. “Now Matthew McConaughey is in the classroom with Gary Ross, director of ‘The Hunger Games,’ to teach a filmmaking class.”
“Sign me up!!!” remarked one commenter. “Doesn’t a film and screenwriting degree sound more appealing than one in medicine at this moment? LOL,” another added, tagging a friend.
While this is awesome and all, it may not be entirely unexpected to people who keep tabs on McConaughey. The Longhorn Network caught him on the UT men’s football practice field a couple years ago giving the Horns a pep talk and leading the team in his famously improvised “Wolf of Wall Street” chant seen in the screenshot above. The team did not win their next game, but few remember the pitfalls of seasons past. Besides, any UT Austin students in Matt’s class will definitely mark that a win, and that’s alright, alright, alright by us.
Check out the announcement video right here…