Ben Affleck shaved his beard hours after winning the Oscar for Best Picture. The beard must have been Ben’s good luck charm, because he jettisoned it at the “Argo” after-party at Craig’s restaurant in the hallway right outside the bathroom. As for why he shaved in the hallway, it had a convenient plug. Apparently a bunch of people took a whack at the beard.
Also, the reasoning for the beard in the first place? When Affleck re-emerged as a Hollywood star he supposedly had facial hair. I guess everyone has their own superstitions and in this case Affleck’s certainly worked. Still should have gotten best director though, right? Can’t win ‘em all.