Us Weekly reports that “Argo” director, Ben Affleck will receive an honorary degree during his Brown University degree in Providence, Rhode Island. The actor has had numerous achievements in the cinema industry in the past year and professors at the Brown University decided to honor him as a Doctor of Fine Arts next month.
Ben Affleck has won numerous Oscar awards due to his recent “Argo” movie, but good surprises will keep on coming in the following period. The committee at the Brown University announced on Thursday that they want to honor the “Argo” star with a Doctor of Fine Arts degree, given the accomplishments he has had throughout his career. Affleck will be honored during a special ceremony which will be held on May 6, the graduation day of the Ivy League school.
Ben Affleck will, thus, join the group of six individuals who are set to receive honorary degrees at Brown University’s graduation. MIT Professor Junot Diaz, retired Stanford University bacteriologist Stanley Falkow, Tougaloo College President Beverly Wade Hogan, physician and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron are the other five honorees who will receive doctoral titles during the graduation day.
The 40-year-old actor has received offers for many other projects, but Affleck announced his intentions to spend the following months with his family to celebrate the success of his first movie “Argo”. Ben was supposed to direct Warner Bros’ adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s forthcoming novel, “Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution”, but no official declaration has been yet released.
Affleck is now more interested in charity-related actions as the actor will take part in an event that aims to raise awareness on poverty. Starting on April 29, the “Good Will Hunting” star will join many other celebrities and live with just $1.50 a day. The campaign is meant to help celebrities understand the efforts that poor people are making to survive.