He sort of looks like a real-life Family Circus character here, which I'm positive is not what the producers or director (also Ben Affleck) were going for.

In Argo, Affleck plays Tony Mendez, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist tasked with a ballsy plan to pull six American hostages from Iran. The film is based on a true story, which means that they probably did some research to make Affleck look like this hairy lion of a man, and didn't just pick this look to make him appear like an ass.

If you're digging this look (you've got two eyes and a heart, don't you?), then get excited for future looks at characters played by Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, and Kyle Chandler. The fake beard guy that's assigned to this film will be earning his money through blood, sweat, tears.

I hope the beards get rescued safely.