Ben Affleck on February 28 (Splash News)Hey look – it’s a beardless Ben Affleck!
Days after making headlines for shaving off his “lucky” beard at an Oscars afterparty, the 40-year-old actor and director was spotted out for the first time on Thursday when he attended an event in Long Beach, California.
Dressed casually in jeans, a gingham shirt, and sport coat, Affleck’s thick “Argo” beard was definitely gone, but he wasn’t exactly smooth-faced. He was sporting some serious stubble.
Perhaps he hasn’t shaved since late Sunday night, when – at the urging of his wife Jennifer Garner, who hated his face fur – he buzzed it off with clippers that had been brought to a private party for “Argo” at Craig’s in West Hollywood.
[Related: Ben Affleck’s Beard Goes Bye-Bye in Post-Oscar Shaving Session]
“The family wanted him to shave,” a source at the party told omg!. “It took place in the hallway.”
Affleck on Oscar night (Getty Images)Affleck had the thick facial hair to portray real-life CIA operative Tony Mendez in “Argo,” which he also directed and produced, and is said
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