Good Ben Hunting! Ben Affleck is getting an honorary degree from Brown University.
Is this life imitating art?
The Academy Award-winning producer and philanthropist, 40, is set to receive the honorary degree from the Providence, R.I.-based university along with five others at the institution's commencement ceremony May 26, according to Brown.
The Ivy League university will be giving the "Argo" actor/producer/director a doctorate of fine arts. The other honorary doctorates will be awarded to MIT professor Junot Diaz, Brown bacteriologist Stanley Falkow, Brown's Tougaloo College President Beverly Wade Hogan, physician Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron. None of the six will be the commencement's speaker.
At Brown, like many universities, recipients are nominated and then voted on by the Board of Fellows. The nomination deadline was in September, far before "Argo" swept the award season, according to an e-mail correspondence from the university.