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3:39 PM PDT 8/28/2019 by the Associated Press

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Matthew McConaughey

The actor has been a visiting instructor at the flagship campus in Austin since 2015, and the university said in a statement Wednesday that the appointment recognizes his "outstanding work as a teacher and mentor."

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will join the University of Texas as a professor and will teach this fall in the university's Department of Radio-Television-Film.

McConaughey has been a visiting instructor at the flagship campus in Austin since 2015, and the university said in a statement Wednesday that the appointment recognizes his "outstanding work as a teacher and mentor."

He will continue teaching a Script to Screen film production class for which he developed the course curriculum.

The university says McConaughey is respected for his "willingness to work with students beyond the classroom."

The actor earned a film degree from the school in 1993. McConaughey has appeared in more than 50 films, including Dazed and Confused, The Wolf of Wall Street and Dallas Buyers Club, for which he won an Oscar and Golden Globe for his leading role.

  • the Associated Press

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