Ben Affleck Honored at Cinema for Peace Gala

Posted Saturday January 12, 2013 3:09 PM GMT

Though he may have been snubbed for an Academy Award this year, Ben Affleck was honored for his work with a cause close to his heart at the Cinema For Peace 2013 Gala For Humanity at the Beverly Hills hotel on Friday (January 11).

Joined by Cindy McCain, wife of Senator John McCain, the "Argo" star looked handsome in a gray suit and black tie.

According to the organization, the central mission of the Cinema for Peace Foundation is to provide support through the funding, production and worldwide distribution, and promotion of film projects that focus on humanitarian and justice issues such as the prevention of disease (e.g. AIDS), terrorism, ecocide, war, poverty, and violation of human rights.

Founded by the 40-year-old actor himself, the Eastern Congo Initiative uses local, community-based approaches to help economic and social development in the impoverished land.

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