Ben Affleck Weighs in on Matt Damon's Shaved Head, Directing Wife Jennifer Garner (VIDEO)

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Ben Affleck is giving a thumbs up to his BFF Matt Damon's new 'do -- even if it is a shocker.

"It takes you off guard," the 40-year-old told Celebuzz exclusively at Thursday's charity screening of his new flick, Argo. "I never saw Matt as the skinhead type. But it looks good on him."

Affleck not only serves as the star of Argo, but also as its director. And despite his film already generating Oscar buzz, the 40-year-old says he's still honing his skills behind the camera.

 

"I’m a director who’s still learning, but I give myself a chance, which is all you can ask of a director," he told us at the Argo premiere, presented by Samsung Galaxy SIII. "I’m probably not my own favorite director. I’m very critical."

He needn't be: Affleck made his directorial debut with Gone Baby Gone; it received a host of awards and, at the end of the year, appeared on some 65 film critics' lists of 2007's best films. His 2010 effort, The Town, received a similar reception.

 

As for Affleck's next project? He wouldn't mind working with his better half, wife Jennifer Garner.

"I would definitely love the chance to direct a movie she was in," Affleck said. "She's very talented."

Watch our video to discover more about a possible Affleck/Garner pairing -- and see why the the father of three chose to have the Argo screening benefit the Eastern Congo Initiative and Children Mending Hearts charities.

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