And it cost the University of Houston $135,000 and a private jet to get him to the engagement. Enjoy the mad musings of Mr. McConaughey.
Matthew McConaughey lived up to his reputation for being a shrewd Hollywood negotiator when he bagged over $140,000 to give the commencement at the University of Houston.
The actor, who is well known for his catchphrase ‘All right, all right, all right,’ took center stage at the UH commencement in Texas where he spoke to 5,000 excited students who graduated Friday.
McConaughey’s speech in the 40,000-seat stadium was described by The Houston Chronicle as ‘bizarre at times.’ But the actor tried to impart his own brand of wisdom to the graduating students.
He swore several times as he told tales of voodoo shops in New Orleans and other stories including one about his now infamous bongo playing in the nude to encourage them to live to the fullest.
Adding that if you’re comfortable enough to play bongos in your ‘birthday suit’ you understand that ‘an honest man’s pillow is his peace of mind.’
He encouraged graduates to ‘define success for themselves and not let others define it for them.’
And said that he once went on a walk in Peru when he stripped naked, vomited up all the bile in his belly and awoke the next morning feeling free.
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