updated 02/26/2013 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/26/2013 AT 12:40 PM ET
A friend of the actor-filmmaker’s confirms to PEOPLE that following the Oscars ceremony Affleck, 40, shaved his beard at Craig’s restaurant in Hollywood, – where wife Jennifer Garner and pal and Argo co-producer George Clooney were celebrating with him.
“The whole family was tired of [his] beard,” says the friend.
Sure enough: “Jen brought clippers!” he added.
According to TMZ.com, the shave took place in the middle of the restaurant’s hallway.
– Shakthi Jothianandan