Steven Spielberg to Give Harvard Commencement Address

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The director is scheduled to address students May 26 at the Ivy League campus.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been chosen to give Harvard's 2016 commencement speech.

The three-time Academy Award winner is scheduled to address students May 26 at the Ivy League campus.

Harvard president Drew Faust said Thursday in a statement that Spielberg's creativity has fueled countless imaginations and that his films underscore what it is to be human.

Spielberg won Oscars for best picture and best director for 1993's Schindler's List, and best director for 1998's Saving Private Ryan.

In 2002, the filmmaker earned a degree from California State University, Long Beach, where he had attended in the 1960s but dropped out.

Spielberg follows others from Hollywood tapped to give marquee commencement addresses this year. Matt Damon is scheduled to speak June 3 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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