MATTHEW McConaughey is an award-winning Hollywood actor who has a “boundless” passion for film.
Beyond film, McConaughey has explored both academics and allegedly politics.
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Is Matthew McConaughey still a professor?
Matthew McConaughey is a professor of practice at the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin.
According to the Moody College website, McConaughey joined the faculty in the Department of Radio-Television-Film in fall 2019 after serving as a visiting instructor since 2015, when he began co-teaching the “Script to Screen” film production class with lecturer and director Scott Rice.
“McConaughey developed the course’s curriculum, which provides a unique, behind-the-scenes view of each stage of a film’s production,” the website writes.
McConaughey’s role represents “a mutually beneficial relationship and recognizes the contribution he has made to the university,” Noah Isenberg, the chairman of the department, told the New York Times at the time.
“This formalizes our relationship. His passion for film is boundless.”
Matthew McConaughey is a University if Texas professorCredit: Getty
McConaughey has a home in Austin and earned a film degree from the university in 1993
Is Matthew McConaughey running for governor of Texas?
Texas governor Ted Cruz has said that he hopes Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey’s run for Texas governor “doesn’t happen” as he brands the actor a “formidable” candidate.
“I am a big fan of Greg Abbott, he was my boss for five and a half years, he’s a close friend and mentor,” Cruz said in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, the New York Post reports.
“He’s a very charming, very affable guy – he’s a movie star,” Cruz added of McConaughey.
“And a good-looking, charming, affable movie star can be a really formidable candidate on the ballot.
“I hope that doesn’t happen, but you know what? He’s going to have to make his own decision whether he’s going to run or not.”
McConaughey, who has publicly mused about running for the governor’s seat several times, is reportedly checking the temperature of the state’s business leaders to gauge his chances.
It is not clear if McConaughey would run as a Democrat or a Republican if he were to run for office.
Texas has had a Republican governor since the 1990s.