If you had told me when I was a child that I would one day see a squirrel water skiing, let alone watch a video of it on something called the internet, I would’ve called you a goddamn liar. The moral of the story here is that miracles happen. Or that truth is stranger than fiction. Like the fact that the Texas T-Rex, Matthew McConaughey, is teaching a class at a university. For the second time. Huh?
It’s no secret that Matthew loves his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin. He’s always back there to watch the team, the Texas Longhorns, play [insert sport]. He loves them so much, he even gave a motivational speech to the team and the coaches to get them pumped before a big game in 2014 against the University of Kansas (whose team I’m assuming are the Kansas Ruby Reds). But now he’s back there teaching a film class for the second time, according to UsWeekly. He and director Gary Ross, of The Hunger Games, and university lecturer Scott Rice are teaching a follow-up class to one they did this past spring.
The class is centered around Matthew’s newest movie, Free State of Jones. The first class was about the making of it, and this second one takes students behind the scenes through videos and on-campus visits. Basically it’s like a really crap extras section on a DVD. And this class is basically just a commercial for the movie. But I guess if James Franco can “teach” at NYU, USC and, most recently, Palo Alto High, then Matthew McConaughey can by all means “teach” at UT Austin.
But before he puts his professor cap back on, the Texas T-Rex is busy shooting The Dark Tower. Based on these pictures, we can safely assume he’s playing a role that’s at least partly inspired by Weston Cage. Here he is shooting scenes today in New York: