this year's commencement didn't seem to notice that they had a bonafide
movie star in their midst. East Bay resident Delroy Lindo,
who has appeared in more than 40 films, including "The Cider House
Rules," "Malcolm X," and "Crooklyn," revealed
his secret identity as an SFSU cinema major when he donned a cap and gown
to receive his B.A.
biology courses, a geology course ("Not at all uninteresting")
and courses in black studies. Not that his classmates would know it. Through
special arrangements, Lindo took his classes remotely, using a pseudonym
and communicating with his professors via e-mail and one on-one meetings.
This helped him remain anonymous and travel extensively for his new film.
"San Francisco State has been extraordinary in helping me,"
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