Ben Affleck gets Oscar, shaves his good-luck beard

05:00 AM, Feb 26, 2013

Actor/Director Ben Affleck has an Oscar but no longer has his beard. Valerie Macon AFP/Getty Images/


Written By by Maria Puente, USA TODAY

In the category of new trophy, scrub scruff: Ben Affleck shaved off his good-luck beard in a Hollywood restaurant hallway after claiming his best-picture Oscar for Argo, TMZ and Us Weekly are reporting.

Affleck’s pal George Clooney and Affleck’s wife, actress Jennifer Garner, were there; in fact, she brought the clippers and egged him on.

He grew the beard as some sort of lucky talisman during awards season, even though the academy snubbed him in the directors category. But he had the last word when he claimed the statue as one of the producers of Argo, the story of a little-known CIA caper to rescue a group of Americans during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1980.

But by Sunday night, his family, including Violet, 7, Seraphina, 4, and Sam, 1, were sick of his beard, so off it came in a tequila-soaked party.