'Jason Bourne' Star Matt Damon to Appear at MIT Before Movie PremiereBy Anita V, UniversityHerald Reporter
While "Jason Bourne" movie is just counting down to the release date on July 29, the MIT grads will have the privilege to meet the star, Matt Damon, way before he hits the premiere red carpet.
Damon will be among many other Hollywood A-listers to give commencement speech in universities this year. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites the actor to send off new graduates on June 3, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Damon is not an MIT alumnus but this is a 'return to school' event since he portrayed a smart school Janitor in "Good Will Hunting" back in 1997. The university confirms the news, welcoming the 45-year-old social activist back to MIT. L. Rafael Reif, MIT President, said that he was excited to have the 'son of Cambridge' to address graduation speech.
His global stature is not a secret; and it would inspire students with his leadership and passion, especially in art. Despite Matt Damon net worth, the actor is socially active in campaigning humanitarian issues. From finding paths to clean water access in Africa to Bono's ONE Campaign that fights poverty alongside Morgan Freeman and Ben Affleck.
Reaching out for comment, Damon expressed his gratitude of being invited in the university as he was part of the neighborhood. He added that it was an honor to give a speech in a campus he could not have gotten into, as per CBS News report.
Damon, who admitted difficulty in getting in shape for his latest blockbuster, is said to have put a lot of hard work for this installment. Starting the first Bourne franchise at 29 years old, the multitalented actor confessed the 'hardship' in training sessions just to get fit in fighting scenes.
Do you think Damon will likely to give more news on his secret agent role during the commencement speech?