ByGenevieve Van Voorhis, writer at Creators.co
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With graduation just around the corner, some lucky seniors will get to listen to their favorite A-list celebs dispense serious wisdom at their commencement ceremonies. For those of us that just had regular, not-that-famous commencement speakers: Here are 10 of the greatest pieces of advice handed down from celebs to senior classes.

Jim Carrey - Maharishi University

Jim Carrey, May 2014
Jim Carrey, May 2014

Denzel Washington - University Of Pennsylvania

Denzel Washington, May 2011
Denzel Washington, May 2011

Ellen Degeneres - Tulane University

Ellen Degeneres, May 2009
Ellen Degeneres, May 2009

Watch Ellen's full speech here.

Amy Poehler - Harvard University

Amy Poehler, May 2011
Amy Poehler, May 2011

Watch Amy's full speech here.

Julie Andrews - University Of Colorado

Julie Andrews, May 2013
Julie Andrews, May 2013

Watch Julie's full speech here.

Meryl Streep - Barnard College

Meryl Streep, May 2010
Meryl Streep, May 2010

Watch Meryl's full speech here.

Peter Dinklage - Bennington College

Peter Dinklage, May 2012
Peter Dinklage, May 2012

Watch Peter's full speech here.

Tom Hanks - Yale University

Tom Hanks, May 2011
Tom Hanks, May 2011

Watch Tom's full speech here.

J.K. Rowling - Harvard

J.K. Rowling, May 2008
J.K. Rowling, May 2008

Watch Rowling's full speech here.

John Legend - Kean University

John Legend, May 2011
John Legend, May 2011

Watch John's full speech here.

What was your favorite commencement speech?

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