7 Great Hollywood Commencement Speeches to the Class of 2012


From Andy Samberg to Robert De Niro and from James Franco to Steve Carell here are seven of the best Hollywood commencement speeches to the class of 2012.

Spring is graduation season. Colleges and universities compete for high-profile celebrities to speak at their graduation and dozens  fan out across the country to impart a little wisdom and a little humor to this year's graduating seniors. 

From Andy Samberg cracking up the crowd at Harvard to Viola Davis inspiring the students at Providence college to Peter Dinklage draping a mace on the podium at Bennington College, The Hollywood Reporter has collected seven of the best celebrity commencement addresses to the class of 2012.

See the full gallery here.