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Ben Affleck fans can let out a huge sigh of relief. The actor has gone back to his normal look after rocking longer locks and a full beard in his new movie Argo.
The film takes place in the 1970s and tells the true story of a CIA operative’s plan to free American captives during the Iranian revolution. Affleck, who was fully committed to transforming into his character, grew out his usual cropped cut and 5 o’clock shadow. However, he expressed his extreme dislike for the retro ‘do at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday.
“I hated it! I had to grow out this Davy Jones/Barry Gibb thing I had on my head,” he admitted.
Affleck was not the only one having bad hair days. His fellow cast members also dived into their role full-force.
“Everybody went for it. There was no vanity among the actors,” the 40-year-old explained. “[My costars] might have been, ‘No, I gotta look good in the movie.’ It was all ‘how much can I look like the real people’?”
Alan Arkin, Affleck’s costar, then chimed in with a jab towards Tom Cruise.
“Does anybody do that? Besides, maybe, Mr. Cruise?” the 78-year-old asked to the surprised audience.
Ouch! I wonder what Cruise has to say about this one.
Check out Argo, also starring John Goodman and Brian Cranston, when it comes to theaters Oct. 12.