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

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.



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  • Scott Baum
    Scott Baum

    Awww, congrats! But honorary degrees are not that hard to get apparently. My father received one after contributing like $50 to a church called Los Angeles Development Church & Institute