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Ben Affleck Shaves Beard: Source Says Oscar Winner Wanted to "Mark the End of a Chapter"

Actor removed the facial hair that he felt was a good luck charm throughout awards season.

By Bruna Nessif
|  Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013  |  Updated 9:34 AM CDT
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Get ready to welcome back a bare-faced Ben Affleck.

The "Argo" director and star, who captured our hearts during his Oscars acceptance speech last night for Best Motion Picture, has decided to part ways with his lucky beard, E! News confirms.

It was while celebrating the film's win during an Oscar after-party last night at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood that Affleck made the bold move to shave off his facial hair.

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A source tells E! News, "He did it to mark the end of a chapter. It had that ceremonial quality to it." (He does know that mustache March is right around the corner, right?)

The proud star--who was snubbed by the Academy for Best Director--gave an emotional acceptance that included numerous thank yous, admiration for his wife Jennifer Garner and lessons he's learned in Hollywood since getting into the industry at a young age.

"You have to work harder than you think you possibly can. It doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life because that's going to happen. All that matters is you have to get up."

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