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Ben Affleck receives honorary doctorate

May 26, 2013 | 7:19pm EDT

Ben Affleck donned a traditional cap and gown on Sunday (26May13) as he was handed an honorary doctorate from one of America's most prestigious universities. The Oscar-winning Argo director beamed with pride as he was awarded a fine arts degree from Rhode Island's Brown University in recognition of his acting and filmmaking career. Affleck punched the air with delight as he received the honour and gave a speech to his fellow graduates. Bruce Willis' daughter Scout, by ex-wife Demi Moore, also graduated from the establishment on Sunday, and the actor's wife Emma Heming-Willis took to her page to applaud her stepdaughter. In a post, she writes, "Congrats to Scout who graduated from Brown today. Proud day!"

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