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Ben Affleck: My Kids Inspire Me

Ben Affleck: My Kids Inspire Me

Ben Affleck takes the family dog for a walk on Tuesday (March 6) in Brentwood, Calif.

Last week, the 39-year-old actor and wife Jennifer Garner welcomed their third child, a son named Samuel!

Ben recently chatted with People about his Eastern Congo Initiative and credited his kids for inspiring his charity work.

“I got to a point in my life where I felt like I had been very fortunate,” Ben told the mag. “And I wanted to do something more with my life than just make movies and try to make money. I wanted to do something that was important to me in other ways and would serve as an example to my kids.”

“I tell them it’s important to be involved in the world in ways that help others and not just yourself,” he added.

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  • Pip

    Good Lord what happened to him? Is it fir a movie?

  • BEAN

    This family looks like your typical American family. Not sure that is the look when you’re Hollywood A listers. Just because you have children doesn’t mean you stop trying. Taking pride in your appearance actually makes you feel better about yourself. He’s probably going to go through a midlife crisis soon and begin hating his life. Don’t let yourself go!

  • sean

    Going for the homeless look?

  • Rosy

    Great dad

  • http://website,computer Dave From Canada

    Do Ben Afflect’s kids inspire him to look like a homeless man?! He seems to be hardly making any movies lately. His one time partner Matt Damon is doing much better than him. (Ben – HINT – in Hollywood image and visability is everything!)

  • Yes

    I remember when he was with JLo & she groomed him to look like a male model.

  • Risa

    Like the name of their son, Samuel. Normal .

  • dooliloo

    dude not a fan of the 3rd kid aftermath look…don’t like it at all…

  • lucy

    to sean

    don’t be an idiot! ben is making a film.

  • lohan#1

    affleck a cheater…we know the truth

  • KissThis

    They inspire him to look like a British hobo?

  • KissThis

    @Yes: He looked so good back then!! These days – meh.

  • Joe Blow

    @Yes: I understand that is one of the reasons he dumped her. She tried to change him. He is much happier being himself and his wife is glad to see him happy and content. Best of the good life to him and his lovely family.

  • marq
  • urbigfatass

    it’s in their contracts they have to change their looks up every 10 to 14 months, they spin a wheel and it lands on a look and they adopt it .. basic hollywood math !

  • pinkydoo

    Don’t know which is scarier looking , Ben or the dog.

  • Maie

    @Dave From Canada:
    Matt Damon is a jerk.

  • Maie

    A names are normal to the one who wears it.

  • Mikaela

    Love the couple, the daughters are the cutest and I can’t wait to see photos of baby Samuel. They live a quiet life, always with the kids…they are an example of a successful couple who also has family as priority.

  • ScotiaGirl

    Guys, he has this look for the 70′s themed movie, Argo, that he recently made and directed, I assume he has to keep the look going until they are sure there is no need for reshoots…. obviously you can’t grow hair back quickly enough should that need arise, once the editing is over and done with, I’m sure he will return to his clean cut look.

    I adore him and Jennifer together, I think they make the cutest couple, and they make the most gorgeous kids…..can’t wait to see pics of Samuel, even though I know they are in no hurry for us to see him by invading their privacy, I can’t help myself, can’t wait to see him. Favorite celebs and celeb family hands down.

  • annab

    Looks a little rough here….scruffy.

  • Grace

    What happened to Ben? He looks like a homeless person!

  • susan

    to Grace

    you really aren’t that bright are you? Ben is making a film called Argo which is a true story. He has the role of Tony Mendez, who had longish hair and a beard.

  • BostonFan

    Will you JLO Rican trolls get off the blog already! He dumped that loud, ghetto JLO classless woman because he didn’t want her period they were from two different worlds and she tried to make him into a strutting pimp when Ben is the All American boy. JLO couldn’t groom a dog much less the already perfect Mr. Affleck. Garner made sure that Ben could e himself he didn’t need grooming and as a result he is happy and successful and once again on top of his game.

  • Paul

    The Affleck’s found out the hard way that these people simply can’t move on when he had to get Restraining Order against Jennifer Lopez’s mother to make her leave his family alone. Congrats on the baby boy Ben you must be over the moon having a son.

  • ellie’

    What are u people coming with this crap..Ben just dressed the way he wanted…and he still looks d*m good..I love this family one of my favorites..

  • Kelsy

    with Jlo Ben looked totally different, well groomed and handsome.. They made a cute couple like it or not…it was a special combination. He was the one who cheated on Jlo and went to strip clubs constantly, he took her as a joke. It’s ironic because Ben followed her like a dog so she can date him…. This Ben a very different, he looks sloppy and unhappy even if he loves his kids…..

  • susan


    what part of Ben is in the process of directing and staring in a film called “Argo” do you not understand. his character has long hair and a beard; you do get that? and for the record, troll, Ben and Jennifer are very happy.

  • der

    Jen finally threw him out and now he’s living on the streets!

  • Leonardo

    I adore him and Jennifer together, I think they make the cutest couple, and they make the most gorgeous kids…..can’t wait to see pics of Samuel, even though I know they are in no hurry for us to see him by invading their privacy.