Matt Damon Tells MIT Graduates To Take On The World’s Problems

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CAMBRIDGE (AP) – Matt Damon is passing on to Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates a little bit of advice that he got from former President Bill Clinton.

The actor spoke to more than 1,000 undergraduates and almost 1,800 graduate students at MIT’s commencement Friday. After listing some of the world’s greatest problems, he told them to “turn toward the problems you see, you have to engage.”

The actor and filmmaker grew up near the Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus and played a mathematically gifted custodian at the school in the 1997 movie “Good Will Hunting.”

Damon dropped out of Harvard so he could pursue his acting career.

“The Bourne Identity” star told MIT students that it was an honor to be part of their day, although it was an honor he didn’t earn.

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