Matthew McConaughey Gets His High School Diploma

Maybe Matthew McConaughey was too dazed and confused all these years to pick up his high school diploma.

He finally took home his certificate of graduation from Longview High School in Texas on Friday.

McConaughey was given his original diploma Friday night when he returned to his Texas alma mater to address the class of 2019. It seems the schools' policy has always been that graduates normally receive diploma holders during commencement ceremonies and that the actual diplomas must be picked up later. McConaughey never got his.

He graduated from Longview in 1988 and he reacted to getting his diploma with one word: “proof.” He told the new graduates that he’d succeeded because he followed his heart and that they should guard and follow theirs.

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