Matthew McConaughey picks up high school diploma, 31 years late
- McConaughey graduated from Longview Highschool in Texas but never bothered picking up his diploma
- The Oscar-winner waltzed back to the school on Friday to give a commencement address
- After his speech, he picked up his diploma, along with a signed football and a championship ring
One of the most well-known actors in the world right now, Matthew McConaughey has nothing to prove, apart from his high school education.
Only around 30 years late, McConaughey joined the rest of the Longview Highschool students in receiving their diplomas – proof of a high school education.
According to a spokeswomen at Longview, students normally get a diploma holder during commencement ceremonies such as this one, but have to go pick up their actual diploma later, we guess McConaughey was too busy and important even back then.
'Thirty-one years ago, I was you, a graduating Longview Lobo,' he said.
'The most important reason for my success, and I believe what will be the most important thing for your success, the one thing that we all have that should never be for sale, the thing that we give the most of and should protect with our life, that thing is our heart.'
Just last week, Justin Timberlake and others picked up honorary doctorates themselves, whilst McConaughey couldn’t add a PH.D to his mantelpiece, we’re sure his Oscar from his performance in Dallas Buyers Club looks just fine there.
Longview football players Kamden Perry and Jephaniah Lister gifted the actor with an autographed football and his own state championship ring at the school's graduation ceremony.
Despite what the actor’s forgetfulness in getting his diploma may suggest, he does actually have a degree from the University of Texas at Austin, it seems like he remembered to go to that graduation ceremony though.
Sadly at the Highschool, it seems like the Oscar-winner rocked a shirt and suit rather than the usual graduation attire, even more saddening, he wouldn’t of even thrown his hat up in the air like everyone else.