Michael Keaton to Give Kent State Commencement Address

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The actor enrolled at the Ohio university in 1971, intending to major in journalism and speech.

Actor Michael Keaton is slated to give the commencement address at Ohio's Kent State University.

Keaton enrolled at Kent State in 1971, intending to major in journalism and speech. He left school to pursue acting, landing appearances on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Maude and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. His range of hit movies includes Batman, Birdman and Spotlight.

Keaton spoke at Kent State in 1985 and, at the time, said that he would like to return someday.

Kent State president Beverly Warren says having Keaton speak at the May 12 ceremony is a "rare opportunity" for graduates to hear from "someone who has walked in their shoes and now has risen to the top of his field."

The school will pay Keaton $100,000, the same it paid actress Octavia Spencer last year.