Matthew McConaughey set for stint as University lecturer

Is it too late to enrol at the University of Texas?

Jeff Nichols and Matthew McConaughey
McConaissance Jeff Nichols wrote Mud with Matthew McConaughey in mind for the lead role. Image Picture eOne

Matthew McConaughey really is an inspiration, not only on the big screen but in the real world as well.

Not content with turning around a career that was in danger of petering out into a series of romantic comedies involving Kate Hudson and winning an Oscar to boot for Dallas Buyers Club, later this year everyone’s favourite Texan is doing something else extraordinary.

He’s going to become a teacher.

Hollywood is littered with films about inspirational teachers with everything from Dangerous Minds to Dead Poets Society covering the topic.

But all of that pales in comparison to McConaughey’s real-life heroics, with the True Detective star set to down tools and focus on teaching a class at the University of Texas at Austin.

A graduate of the US university, McConaughey is looking to give something back to the institution that gave him so much with a filmmaking class.

It sounds like being an incredible experience for all involved with the 46-year-old taking students behind the scenes of his new film Free State Jones courtesy of a series of specially recorded videos.

Those enrolled on the course will be shown clips from the film along with recorded clips explaining why it was filmed that way.

McConaughey will also visit the campus to provide further expertise and insight as part of program that is likely to prove highly popular with students at the college.

The move comes amid continued speculation linking the Interstellar star with a return to the role of Rusty Cohle in another series of True Detective.

It would appear that the McConaissance continues apace.

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