James Franco's Rejected UCLA Commencement Speech
After Franco dropped out less than a week before commencement, we were lucky to have Brad Delson of Linkin Park give a surprisingly great commencement address that I am sure was better than anything Franco could have delivered.
Brad Delson of Linkin Park's Commencement Speech Part 1
Brad Delson of Linkin Park's Commencement Speech Part 2
And a modern classic: David Foster Wallace's Extraordinary Commencement Speech from 2005 at Kenyon College