College Dropout Ben Affleck Picks Up Honorary Degree From Brown

He may have dropped out of two colleges in his day, but now he can tick Dr. when he’s filling his forms. Ben Affleck has been awarded an honorary degree from Brown University.

His degree, for fine arts, was awarded in a ceremony on Sunday, as Affleck donned the Ivy League robes and proudly accepted the award. His most recent success came with Argo – a thriller surrounding the extraction of American nationals from Iran that won him Best Director at the Globes and Best Picture at the Oscars. This represented the rebirth a career that was stalling, and confirmed his abilities as an auteur as well as an actor. He also recently become a member of the five-time club on Saturday Night Live, which is, arguably, a much larger honor than the one Brown bestowed upon him. Joined by his wife on stage, he decided to try and desipher his Oscars acceptance speech, which was a frenzied mess, at best. “Tell the people what I meant when I said marriage is work,” he said to his wife, Jennifer Garner. “Well it is a way we talk privately about how committed we are to our marriage,” she replied. “I'm not sure why you had to share it live to a billion people.”

Affleck might be disappointed to know that Brown actually conferred more than 2,400 degrees Sunday. MIT Professor Junot Diaz, retired Stanford University bacteriologist Stanley Falkow and Tougaloo College President Beverly Wade Hogan were amongst the other recipients.

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