I remember hearing in an interview years ago that at one point, Tom Hanks grew a beard (not his Cast Away beard, just a normal guy beard) in an attempt to shed his permanent nice guy image.
Similarly, David Letterman talked recently about why so many talk show hosts grow beards when they leave their shows or take a hiatus, saying saying “It does reflect, on a deeper level, a yearning to express dimensions of oneself … your creative capacity, parts of your personality you’ve kept under wraps.”
Because beards equal mystery. Depth. Darkness and brooding and secrets. But you know who doesn’t have any of that stuff? Ben Affleck!
SEE? He’s a super good guy, definitely with no sleazy goings-on. How can a man hide his sleazy goings-on without a beard? He can’t, duh!
Yup, just Affleck and other fellow (actual) loving husband and super nice guy John Legend, hanging out with their faces out.
Don’t worry, everybody! Let’s forget all that skeezy nanny stuff. Ben Affleck and his baby face are totally likable again!