Professor Matthew! McConaughey Teaching Film Course At University Of Texas
Matthew McConaughey is a professor!
As RadarOnline.com has learned, the Hollywood hunk is teaching a film class at the University of Texas.
The school announced the news in a press release this Wednesday, August 28, stating that the How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days star will join the faculty of the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the Moody College of Communications.
Though McConaughey, 49, has been a visiting instructor since 2015 — co-teaching the Script to Screen film production class alongside professor Scott Rice — he has now been appointed as a "professor of practice.”
"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," the actor 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."
In 1993, before making a name for himself in the big screen, McConaughey received a film degree from UT Austin.
As RadarOnline.com has learned, he is not the only actor who moonlights as a professor. Angelina Jolie is expected to teach a course — without pay — on the impact of war on women at the London School of Economics this September. Supermodel Tyra Banks is expected to co-teach a class on creating a personal brand at Standford, and James Franco — one of the most notorious celebrity teachers — has taught film classes at NYU, USC, and UCLA.
Spike Lee, Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, and Kal Penn, have also held teaching gigs, and Brad Pitt was rumored to be dating design and biology professor Neri Oxman.