Matthew McConaughey can certainly teach aspiring actors a thing or two about the business, and that's exactly what he's decided to do.
The 49-year-old actor, whose long list of films include "Magic Mike," "Dazed and Confused," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and an Oscar-winning role in "Dallas Buyers Club," has served as a visiting instructor at the university since 2015, when he began co-teaching the Script to Screen film production class.
He also developed the course's curriculum, which UT says, "provides a unique, behind-the-scenes view of each stage of a film’s production."
"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," says McConaughey in the official announcement. "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."
McConaughey, a Texas native, received a film degree from UT Austin in 1993. He’ll next be seen starring in the Guy Ritchie crime thriller "The Gentlemen," opening nationwide Jan. 24.