"My wife is a very polite and kind woman. She and the kids did not like the beard. It had an exposed wire vibe. It was hated in my home," showbizspy.com quoted Affleck as saying.
"Being at a place in my life and my career where I know what I'm trying to do, it's different than being 26. "When you're younger and have the early success that I had - it sounds like the worst Hallmark cliche - but I didn't have anyone to share it with," he added.
The 40-year-old, who has daughters Violet, six, and Seraphina, three and nine-month-old son Samuel, says he wants to make his kids proud by h is f ilms.
"I don't mean I wanted someone to sit by the fire with. But when you have a family and children, you kind of see yourself reflected in them. "I want to make the kinds of movies that my kids are proud of. I have higher standards, in a way, for them," he said.