Honorary degree for Ben Affleck

Tuesday May 28, 2013

Ben Affleck has been given an honorary degree from the prestigious Brown University.

The Argo director and star was given one of six honorary doctorates from the US Ivy League university, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Others went to scientists and educators with Ben the only Hollywood name to be recognised.

Good Will Hunting star Ben, 40, dressed in the university's traditional brown gown and graduation hat to collect his fine arts doctorate at the weekend.

The actor, who is from Massachusetts, directed, produced and starred in Argo, which won this year's Oscar for best picture.

Later this year Ben can be seen in the crime thriller Runner, Runner alongside Gemma Arterton and Justin Timberlake.

He is also signed up to an adaptation of the Dennis Lehane book Live By Night about a gangster in the prohibition era 1920s. The same author wrote Shutter Island, adapted for the 2010 Leonardo DiCaprio film.

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