Ben Affleck will soon be the proud owner of a pair of Oscars and an honorary doctorate in fine arts.
The actor and filmmaker will be granted the degree from Brown University at the institution's commencement on May 26, along with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz and other luminaries in science, art and education.
The distinction comes on the heels of a banner awards season for the 40-year-old, who's gone from being a celebrity gossip magnet to a respected creator in his field. Earlier this year, Affleck accepted the best picture Oscar for his 2012 film, "Argo," which he starred in and directed.
Brown notes that in addition to his theatrical achievements, Affleck's also an active humanitarian. On Monday, he announced that he was joining an initiative called Live Below the Line, which draws attention to the fact that 1.4 billion people are living on less than $1.50 a day.
As a result, Affleck's going to join the effort by surviving on $1.50 for one day next week on behalf of the Eastern Congo Initiative, an advocacy and grant-making organization that he founded.
we'll meet soon ben
now go wash your face and comb your hair
The classics, in the Western academic tradition, refer to cultures of classical antiquity, namely the Ancient Greek and Roman cultures. The study of the classics is considered one of the cornerstones of the humanities; however, its popularity declined during the 20th century. Nevertheless, the influence of classical ideas in many humanities disciplines, such as philosophy and literature, remains strong; for example, the Gilgamesh Epic from Mesopotamia, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the Vedas and Upanishads in India and various writings attributed to Confucius, Lao-tse and Chuang-tzu in China....";
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wow is this guy hot
look at him he's georgous....
Ben is a talented actor....
You have obviously never seen Armageddon, Gigli, Pearl Harbor, or Hollywoodland! For the latter, the studio took strides NOT to show him in the previews even though the plot was about the death of his character. They did that knowing that no one would pay money to see him "act"!
why are you on a blog? the people i know with doctrate's are still at school
To the person who asked me what my doctorate was in, it is in education.
anyone who knows me for years will say......she's a straight shooter and on the level....
I am sure Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz is just thrilled to be honored with Ben Affleck. I would not be surprised if Junot had to ask who Ben Affleck is, and if Ben Affleck had to ask someone what is a Pulitzer Prize?
all you have too do is ask and u get the answer....
do you have yours?...
If you want a doctorate degree earn it and enroll in acting as minor degree too. I have a beard and run around the desert pretending to be someone I am not too, where is my honor doctorate? oh that's right. I actually went to college and got a real doctorate degree.
in what field. awsome
while bimbo and ho's fly.....i don't think so.....
Now he has an honorary degree in douchology, big deal. His first oscar was honorary. Matt did all the writing and he supplied the dope.
Did you know that posting material like that in a public forum can be classified as a form of molestation? If a child were to come in here and read that and it was subsequently reported... Hope for your sake you're not on a public, work or school computer because you could be branded a s e x o f f e n d e r for that. Good Luck with that!
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING
"surviving on $1.50 for one day " Wow, such a hard thing to do, what a great statement for humanity. I wrote a fantastic term paper .... I want an honorary degree.
That skinny blonde's story was more interesting
salads are good...yep
I'M HAPPY HE'S BEING HONORED...HE DESERVES IT
Honorary degree = meaningless.
Stupid Pliny complains about my fecal humor, where are your beetchy comments for the other fecal fellons? One sided turd.
Oh yeah – Ben Affleck is the smugest turdburger in Hollywood ATM. Vom.
$1.50 a day while living in his millions-of-dollars house....his cigarettes cost more than $1.50 a day.....Gotta love Hollywood. That are so righteous.
HO DOESN'T OVERHEAR CALLS WELL
i think ben is da shizzle mon, but as for da rest of you copraphagus butt dwelling monkeys need to see a shrink or a tibetan monk one! wiga please!
Nice hairpiece Ben....
He's going to "survive" on $1.50 for one day next week? That's one of the stupidest things I've read.
I put roll-on deodorant on my bunghole every morning, yet I still have eye-watering/room-clearing farts. Why is that?
Try using a Glade air freshener. For optimal results insert at least 4 inches into cornhole.
Can't believe they are giving that anti-white racist Juno Diaz an award.
Congratulations Ben. Good Luck to you. I really enjoyed the movie ARGO :-)
Meant as reply to Fun Fact–sorry.
What is a "form of molestation"? Don't remember learning that term in law school.
by a feeble minded, easily offended twit and nothing more. Every word in that troll's statement is a load of b.s.; I ran it by the legal dept. and they couldn't stop laughing.
I got Barrett's Syndrome. It's not as fun as green poop. It does mean I'll probably poop out in the next 10 years or so. That is pooooopy.
That's an interesting legal opinion you've presented here, "whoever." Do you have a background in law? Do you mind giving us some sources for that? Or, at the very least, can we have a look at your briefs?
His briefs may be heavily soiled.
What's amazing is how this stooge takes offense at scatological and s e x u a l humor, yet takes no issue with the blatantly racist commentary that happens frequently. That says a lot about the stooge.
I prefer air vents myself. That way the lovely aroma of my butt dumplings spreads through the house.
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