The Apocalypse Now star grew up near the University of Dayton as a kid, but he never attended the college because he moved to New York City to pursue an acting career.

However, he will now return to the city for the school's graduation ceremony on 3 May (15), when he will be made an honorary doctor of humane letters.

The degree will be the 74 year old's latest educational award - he was previously made a Doctor of Letters at Marquette University in Wisconsin in 2003, while he also received an honorary life membership in the Law Society of University College Dublin, Ireland in 2011.