Matthew McConaughey on the sideline of the Texas football game at Royal-Memorial Stadium Saturday, Nov. 26, 2015. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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How much is UT paying Matthew McConaughey to teach? It’s not much

Posted September 7th, 2016

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It’s a question that’s been on the minds of many ever since UT announced that Academy Award winner and unofficial Longhorns motivational speaker Matthew McConaughey would be teaching a class this fall: How much is he getting paid? The answer is — drumroll, please — nothing.

According to the Texas Tribune, McConaughey is taking part in the class for free and isn’t technically instructing the course Advanced Producing: Script-to-Screen. He’ll only be in class once or twice a semester while the class will be taught by lecturer Scott Rice.

Paul Stekler, chair of the radio-television-film department at the Moody College of Communication, told the Texas Tribune that the actor is more of “an active collaborator.”

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“A lot of folks contribute to the program in terms of people that are in the industry and giving back,” Stekler said. “Matthew is just a much more high-profile person than most of those folks.”

Lately, the UT alumnus has been sporting his school pride left and right. First, it was the Longhorns shirt he wore while attending the Rio Olympics 2016. Then it was his debut professor-ship the first week of school. And most recently, it was his award-worthy speech to the Longhorn Football team leading up to the Texas v. Notre Dame game.

How will McConaughey show his Longhorn love next? We’re not sure, but he’s definitely on a roll.

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