Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Ben Affleck shaves off lucky beard

27 February 2013, 13:44

Los Angeles - Ben Affleck shaved off his beard after winning at the Oscars.

The Argo actor-and-director had deemed the facial hair a lucky charm during the awards season but parted with his beard after the film won the Best Picture prize at the Academy Awards on Sunday.

The 40-year-old star removed his facial fuzz during a low-key Oscars after-party in the hallway of Craig's restaurant in west Hollywood.

A source told E! News: "He did it to mark the end of a chapter. It had that ceremonial quality to it."

'It was hated in my home'

The director's showbiz friends - including Argo producer George Clooney and his girlfriend Stacy Keibler - were among the witnesses, and TMZ reports that guests also joined in the fun, helping Ben cut down his chin bush.

Ben had previously admitted his wife Jennifer Garner and their children - daughters Violet, seven, Seraphina, four, and 11-month-old son Samuel - were unimpressed with the bushy beard he grew for his role in the political thriller.

He said: "My wife is a very polite and kind woman. She and the kids did not like the beard. It had an exposed wire vibe. It was hated in my home."

The director was the toast of the awards season this year, with Argo taking home the Best Picture gong at the Oscars, as well as Best Director and Best Film at the BAFTAs and Golden Globe Awards.

- BangShowBiz


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Kenya Airways adjusts flights ahe...

National carrier Kenya Airways has adjusted flight timings ahead of the visit to the country by Pope Francis. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Stop promising and be President, ...

Stop making promises and act, CORD leaders have told President Uhuru Kenyatta. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
4 ways of making your relationshi...

Is your relationship full proof? How is it like? Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
5 signs of emotional cheating

What is emotional cheating? Does it exist?

Submitted by
William Korir
Government announces major roads ...

Police have released a list of several roads in Nairobi that will be closed to motorists during the visit to the country of Pope Francis. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
My boyfriend looks at other women

My boyfriend looks at other women. What to do? Read more...