Matthew McConaughey Picks Up High School Diploma... From 1988

Celebs May 22, 2019 By Hugo

It's better late than never, right?

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You'd presume those would be the words, along with a long Texan drawl of "alright, alright, alright," that probably greeted his former teachers (if any of them are still there) as Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey

took the stage at Longview High School to collect his high school diploma.... 30 years after failing to turn up and collect it.

Still, it's this nonchalance that has made the handsome hunk an international star and made us mere mortals feel inadequate for not having our very own signature catchphrase.

However, the 49-year-old uttered just one word when he first went up: "Proof."

According to MailOnline, the seasoned actor then told the Class of 2019 to follow their hearts:

"Thirty-one years ago, I was you, a graduating Longview Lobo. The most important reason for my success and I believe what will be the most important thing for your success, the one thing that we all have that should never be for sale, the thing that we give the most of and should protect with our life... that thing is our heart."

He added: "Follow your heart, own your heart, make your heart your 20 at all times. Like the recent tornado that swung through here, it attacked, it broke a few hearts, but you will heal.

"You will rebuild. Why? Because you've got your heart. It's your 20."

Amidst rapturous applause, the Failure to Launch star signed off saying, 

"So as you go from here tonight and wherever you go for the rest of your life, wherever you are, I want you to ask yourself this question from now on: 'Man, what's my 20?' and know that it's your heart."

Now that's a celebrity worth looking up to.

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