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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Denise on

He absolutley looked hotter with the shaggy hair and beard! I’ll never understand the appeal of the clean shaven, short hair look.

Delia on

who cares

deanna on

I agree with Denise !!!!

Yuck on

EWE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good actor but he is just down right CREEPY no matter what.

Rachael on

It always cracks me up when someone comments “who cares”. Obviously you do care or you would not have read the article or taken your time to post a comment.

Annie on

why doesn’t this dude smile anymore….with a beautiful family and great career…..cheer up man!

Ramey on

I have to agree with Denise. I love the shaggy look.

Laurie on

He’s hot with this look!

idontcare on

I prefer the cleancut well-groomed fellas. Ben will look better when he shaves

idontcare on

Rachael, there are plenty of times when the headline is sensational and the following story is a snoozefest. It takes all of 2 seconds to type “who cares” now that they’ve already opened the link.

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