Ben Affleck's Family 'Unanimously Hated' His Shaggy 'Argo' Look

10/01/2012 at 11:00 AM ET

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Ben Affleck‘s upcoming movie, Argo, promises lots of drama, but while filming, the actor faced almost as much drama in his personal life — thanks to his shaggy ‘do and facial hair.

“My family unanimously hated the look,” he told reporters Sunday during an Argo press conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Since the film is set in 1979 (it focuses on the Iran hostage crisis of that year), Affleck was required to go with period style — everything from clothing to, yes, hair. “My dad was like, ‘What kind of work would want you to look like that?'” Affleck recalled during the press conference. His answer? “That’s a good question.”

Though the ribbing from his dad was minimal, it was his wife, Jennifer Garner, that was perhaps most appalled by the look. In fact, when one reporter told Affleck she liked his shaggy style, he joked, “You didn’t have to kiss me!”

Young daughters Violet and Seraphina had opinions, too. “I kept trying to tell my littler kids [that this was for work],” the actor said. But “they would say, ‘Why can’t you shave your … prickles? Shave your prickles!'” Thankfully for his family, he (kind of) hasTell us: Did you like Affleck’s hairier look? And do you plan to see Argo

–Reporting by Jennifer Garcia

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Lisa on

I like the shaggier ‘do on him. Yeah, he looks hot with the shorter hair, but the scruffy look suits him as well!

fanofboardwalkempire on

I agree with Denise- Ben looks hot with the shaggey look. He would be hard pressed to look bad in any look- HAH!

Elsa Caceres on

good for him
he is so talented and his wife is swo sweet!
wonderful couple!

Lisa on

Hated it…he looks much better now. :o)

susan on

I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s. I love the shaggy hair, wish my husband still had it.

Jules on

Personally, I find Ben Affleck MUCH more appealing with the 70’s look. The scruffiness is downright sexy!

Hilary on

I think he looks very hot.

transitivenoun on

I think he looks UNBELIEVABLY sexy and desirable and intoxicating like this. It takes my breath away. Shaving is for girls; clean faces are for boys under 14.

HUBBA HUBBA HUBBA! this is the best he has EVER looked (I always found him kind of effeminate, but not like this!).

I have this on my screensaver!

awesome on

He looks awesome, I am really tired of the “metrosexual” look and the faux mohawk styles. He looks great!

Just Me on

He kinda looks like Pete Wentz in this pic…

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