UPDATE: Ben Affleck Tries a New Do

07/25/2011 at 03:00 PM ET

Ben Affleck's new hairGSI Media

He’s a doting dad, a husband and a successful producer, but Ben Affleck is showing he can still be young and hip despite his mature demeanor. The actor traded in his signature dad look for some longer, flat-ironed locks — but his rep tells PEOPLE that the change is for his role in the new movie Argo. But Affleck is figuring out how to work the look in real life, pairing the hipster-esque hair with a striped shirt, cotton trousers and trainers while out in Santa Monica over the weekend. He’s not the first male star to try straight, long locks: Zac Efron is know for this slicked-down look; Pete Wentz once dabbled in the straight hair trend; and let’s not forget Justin Bieber, the godfather of flat-ironed hair. Since the change is just temporary for Affleck, maybe we’ll see him return to the more tousled style he worked earlier this month. Regardless, we wonder what wife Jennifer Garner thinks about his new look! Tell us: What do you think of Affleck’s new do?Kim Peiffer


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Kelly on

Doesn’t anyone get that this hair style is for a movie?

BG on

Did anyone read the article?? It says it’s for a movie!! So why is everyone going on about mid-life crisis and he wants to look like Justin Bieber, etc. Geez people, calm down.
This shouldn’t even be a story.

bluebuns on

what a card playing shark mess-he looks like he has been on a binge for weeks

Sarah on

Doesn’t anyone read the entire article?
His rep tells PEOPLE that the change is for his role in the new movie Argo.

Linda on


jeano on

I like it. Makes him look a lot less stuffy and more like a real guy. He reminds me a little of “Jack” from the “LOST” series.

Jack Gusto on

Absolutely Precious! Nice toupee!

Bobbie on

I LOVE it… he does look younger and face thinner… men get sooooo stuck in the old look and how great to see him look so different… wish more men would change things up and try different looks… again, love the look !!!!

Maggie on

It’s a nice hairstyle. Contemporary, with a look that states freedom rocks! An olive green T-Shirt would look great with this look.

Felicia on

I think his hairstyle would look OK for his ‘age’. He just needs to shave! The two don’t go together well for him.

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