Ben Affleck sported stubble as he stepped out in Santa Monica yesterday. He's growing his award-season facial hair back after shaving his beard following his best picture Oscar win for Argo last month. Ben's lucky scruff may be needed to help him through recent drama surrounding the movie, which is based on the 1979 hostage situation in Tehran. Iran's state-run news agency has reportedly tagged Argo as a war propaganda film, and Iran's Press TV also suggested that Ben could be a covert operator since he directed the film.
While Ben deals with Argo's political issues, his wife, Jennifer Garner, is busy on the East Coast for work. She donned a purple Oscar de la Renta dress to attend Neutrogena's Sun Summit in NYC yesterday, and later stepped out in a bright pink sweater.