Actor Will Ferrell addresses the University of Southern California's Class of 2017 at USC's 134th commencement ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday, May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Photo: Richard Vogel/AP
Photo: Richard Vogel/AP

Will Ferrell cracks jokes, serenades USC's graduating class

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Ferrell mainly kept the address lighthearted, according to The Associated Press, offering a look back on his career that began with him earning a degree in sports information journalism from USC in 1990. He carried out memorable classroom pranks during his time at USC, but said his rise to stardom wasn't quick or easy.

Ferrell urged students to not be afraid to pursue their dreams, then closed the commencement address by singing, "I Will Always Love You."

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