Matt Damon dropped Harvard University yesterday to receive a special award. Although Matt never graduated from Harvard, dropping out in 1992 to pursue his acting career, the Hollywood star received Harvard's 2013 Harvard Arts Medal. He arrived at the ceremony with his wife, Luciana Damon, and got interviewed by John Lithgow onstage during the ceremony. During the chat, Matt talked about his experiences at the college and growing up in Boston. He said, "I am really proud to come from here. Hold onto that, and that feeling of what we are really about here." Matt also revealed that he still struggles with his failures, but turns to his wife for support. Matt's scholarly career recognition coincides with yesterday's announcement that his best friend, Ben Affleck, will receive an honorary degree from Brown University on May 26.
Matt and Ben teamed up earlier this month when they jetted off to St. Lucia for Matt and Lucia's vow renewal. While Ben has since been taking advantage of time with his family, Matt has returned to work. On Saturday, he promoted his new movie, Elysium, in Cancun and also participated in a Skype press conference with George Clooney and Grant Heslov for The Monuments Men, which is set to be released in December.