CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Matt Damon shot to fame in “Good Will Hunting” as a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Now, he has been selected to deliver the university’s commencement address.

MIT announced Thursday that the Academy Award-winning actor, filmmaker, social activist and Cambridge native will address graduates on June 3.

Damon said in a statement he’s honored to be named speaker “at a school that I couldn’t have gotten into.”

MIT President L. Rafael Reif says Damon has “made us think about our world in new ways, and through his service, he has made it a better place.”