That’s Dr. Ben Affleck to You, Thanks to Brown University

By: Peggy Truong / May 26, 2013

Ben Affleck can add another title to his name: Doctor.

On Sunday, the Oscar winner received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at Brown University during its annual commencement in Providence, R.I.

“This is a spectacular honor for me . . . Not only for the education, but I now surpass Matt Damon,” Affleck said in his speech. [via Providence Journal]

As previously announced by the university, the 40-year-old actor and director was one of six individuals who received honorary degrees this year. Author Junot Diaz received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree.

Congratulations, new Brown graduates.