Ben Affleck Receives Honorary Degree From Brown University


Ben Affleck


The actor and director of Oscar-winning film, 'Argo', is honored with a Doctor of Fine Arts for his work as a director, actor, writer, and producer.

Ben Affleck took the podium during Brown university's graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 25 to receive his honorary doctorate degree. The "Argo" actor was honored with a prestigious Doctor of Fine Arts degree for his work and achievement as a film director, actor, writer and producer.

"This is a spectacular honor for me," said the husband of Jennifer Garner in his speech. Referring to longtime pal Matt Damon's Art Medal from Harvard university, Affleck joked, "Not only for the education, but now I surpass Matt Damon." Done with his speech, the 40-year-old actor threw his fist in the air.

Affleck, whose film "Argo" won this year's Oscar for Best Picture, was one of six people who received honorary degree from the Rhode Island Ivy League university this year. Other honorees were author and MIT Professor Junot Diaz, retired Stanford University bacteriologist Stanley Falkow, Tougaloo College President Beverly Wade Hogan, medical doctor and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron.

As a successful actor and director, Affleck will next take the role of "Mr. Mom" while his wife is busy with her work. Earlier this month, he said, "[Jennifer's] got a couple of movies coming up, so it's going to be a little Mr. Mom action, and I'm going to get back in the ring and we're going to see if I still have it."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Bella Hadid Goes Braless in Completely Sheer Top. See the Eye-Popping Pics
  2. Suki Waterhouse Flashes Nipples in See-Through Dress During Chilly Beach Photo Shoot
  3. Khloe Kardashian Is 'Thrilled' She's Expecting First Child With Tristan Thompson
  4. Brad Pitt Reportedly Moving In With Kate Hudson Amid Angelina Jolie Divorce
  5. Jennifer Lopez Breaks Silence on Her Relationship With Drake
  6. Angelina Jolie Loses Her Team's Trust Amid Brad Pitt Custody War
  7. Is Charlize Theron's Adopted Son Becoming a Girl? He Wears Box Braids and Pink Outfit
  8. Kim Kardashian Did Want to Divorce Kanye West. Here's Why She Stays
  9. Blake Lively 'Livid' Over Ryan Reynolds' Possible Reunion With Ex-Wife Scarlett Johansson
  10. Report: Angelina Jolie Is Forced to Hand Over Kids to Brad Pitt

CELEBS PHOTO