Ben Affleck’s played many roles over the years. A grizzled Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman, hardened CIA operative Tony Mendez in Argo, a schlocky mobster in Gigli…
But his best role, and maybe the one he was born to do? A Burt Reynolds impersonator.
The 47-year-old actor was spotted out in Los Angeles on Tuesday sporting a luscious ‘lockdown beard’ and aviator shades, looking like a dead ringer for 70’s sex symbol Reynolds.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Mr. Reynolds, he was a TV and film star of epic proportions throughout the mid 20th century, starring in films like Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
A pop culture icon, the late Reynolds is remembered as “the easy going cannonball of old school Hollywood manliness” – an attitude Affleck appears to be channeling of late (the easy going part at least).
He also wore a face mask, which he removed to smoke a cigarette, giving us a good look at his impressive ‘salt and pepper’ (but mostly pepper) iso beard.
He also (whether consciously or not) joins thousands of men worldwide, who are growing their beards out this year in support of Melanoma charity Beard Season (which, in itself, has sparked a number of hilarious new face fuzz styles).
Whatever your thoughts on Affleck’s iso beard, at the very least it takes your mind off the bizarre ‘summer fit‘ trend that burnt its way into our eyeball on Monday.