Harvard grads will hear from Hollywood great Spielberg

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CAMBRIDGE – Call it a case of the Ivy League going Hollywood.

Harvard University will feature Academy Award-winning film director Steven Spielberg as its commencement speaker on May 26, the Cambridge school said Thursday. He’ll be the star of the school’s 365th graduation exercise.

“An extraordinary storyteller, he has given voice to the silenced and brought history to life,” said Drew Faust, the university’s president, according to the Harvard Gazette, a school publication.

“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,” she said.

Spielberg won the best-director Oscar twice, for “Saving Private Ryan” and “Schindler’s List,” which also won the best picture award. His other box office hits have included “E.T.,” “Jaws,” “Jurassic Park” and “Indiana Jones.”