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Published: Monday May 05, 2014 15:00 PM EDT

2014

"This means a lot to her. She never got to see me graduate from any higher education at all. So, Mom, this is for you. I love you."
– Ben Affleck, giving a shout-out to mom Christine while accepting an honorary degree from Brown University