The University of Texas has a new professor with a familiar face: Matthew McConaughey.
The Moody College of Communication announced Wednesday that McConaughey has been appointed as a professor of practice to the Department of Radio-Television-Film faculty, starting this fall term. The actor and Austin icon has served as a visiting instructor since 2015, when he began co-teaching the “Script to Screen” film production class with faculty member and director Scott Rice.
The man who gifted the world with the catchphrase “alright, alright, alright” in 1993 film “Dazed and Confused” developed the UT course’s curriculum, which provides a “behind-the-scenes view of each stage of a film’s production,” according to the university.
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McConaughey earned a film degree from UT in 1993. He picked up an Academy Award for his role in 2013 film “Dallas Buyers Club.” According to the university, he has appeared in more than 50 films; some memorable credits include “A Time to Kill” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” He starred in this year’s “The Beach Bum,” which premiered at South by Southwest in March. McConaughey also turned in a tour de force performance in HBO TV series “True Detective.”