Steven Spielberg’s Harvard speech announcement made us dig up 10 more

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Mar 11, 2016 14:21 IST
Stay hungry,stay foolish: 10 of the best commencement speeches we could find.

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been chosen to deliver the Harvard University commencement speech for this year’s graduating class on May 26.

The 69-year-old Oscar-winning director is giving the 365th commencement speech in the history of the college, the oldest in the United States, reported Entertainment Weekly.

“Steven Spielberg is a genre-defying filmmaker whose unparalleled creativity has fuelled countless imaginations. An extraordinary storyteller, he has given voice to the silenced and brought history to life.

Watch the announcement video here

“Through his art, Mr Spielberg has challenged us to dream and to see the world anew, and I am very much looking forward to welcoming him back to Harvard and to honouring him during our 365th commencement exercises,” Harvard President Drew Faust said in a statement.

A video paying tribute to several of Spielberg’s films was also created by the university to accompany the announcement.

Watch some of the most famous commencement speeches here

Natalie Portman delivers the Harvard commencement speech in 2015

JK Rowling delivers the Harvard commencement speech in 2008

Elon Musk at Caltech in 2012

Conan O’Brien in Dartmouth in 2011

John Green at Butler University in 2013

Robert De Niro at the Tisch School in 2015

President Barack Obama at the University of Michigan in 2010

Aaron Sorkin at Syracuse University in 2012

Sacha Baron Cohen as Ali G at Harvard in 2004

And finally.. Steve Jobs’ memorable address at Stanford University in 2005

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