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Ben Affleck’s Big Head
This photo of Ben Affleck is doing the rounds on celebrity gossip blogs. People are wondering if it's real or photoshopped.



It is an odd picture, but I'm almost certain it's real. Affleck just happens to be posed at a strange angle, and the small size of the kids around him make his head appear unnaturally large.

The picture comes from an event Affleck attended in Calgary on June 14 to support the oneXone charity. Wireimage.com has a gallery of photos of Affleck at this event. There are plenty of shots of him posing with these kids (including the shot above).
Categories: Celebrities, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jun 17, 2008
Comments (12)
It's obviously no fake
Posted by Sicko  on  Wed Jun 18, 2008  at  12:33 AM
given a choice between a little head and a lotta head, well, duh... More the merrier
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Jun 18, 2008  at  01:44 AM
These are also VERY little kids. It's a cute photo though and so are the others.
Posted by hulitoons  in  Abingdon, Maryland  on  Wed Jun 18, 2008  at  05:42 PM
I agree, cute picture. Props to Ben for charity work.
Posted by sarah  in  Portland, OR  on  Wed Jun 18, 2008  at  08:27 PM
If it is fake, it is easy to find out by just let the picture be scanned by certain software programs (several of course to be sure). Such software can scan the pixels in it one by one and find out easy if the face is photoshopped.

In this case, this seems not the case.
Posted by pafe2006  on  Thu Jun 19, 2008  at  10:02 PM
I've heard of a theory that most movie and TV stars (I don't know if this applies to stage actors) have heads that are considerably larger than normal. This apparently gives them more "presence" in front of the camera. It would certainly be interesting to measure all their heads and see if this is true.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Big Bend, Texas  on  Fri Jun 20, 2008  at  05:28 PM
My vote is fake. Look at the collar of the tux and tie. His neck would have to be feet long to extend far enough for the difference in relative size.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson AZ  on  Sat Jun 21, 2008  at  03:32 PM
if I photoshopped this, I would have gotten rid of the flash of white collar and, just have his noggin floating in the center.

much betterIt is an odd pic, but it's real
and makes me smile.
happy children and goofy photo-ops do that to me.
Posted by Diogenes  on  Thu Jun 26, 2008  at  10:43 PM
His neck is black.

Fake
Posted by Pappzy  in  Stafford  on  Mon Jul 07, 2008  at  01:28 PM
A big head indeed...and he looks like a muppet with that stupid grin!
Posted by NS  in  UK  on  Fri Aug 01, 2008  at  10:11 AM
I think it's fake. Head is too big.
Posted by Fairings  in  Canada  on  Wed Sep 03, 2008  at  02:18 AM
Actually, if you've ever seen Ben Affleck in real life, he actually has a pretty big head!
Posted by Matthew F. Reyes  in  Mountain View, Ca  on  Mon Apr 12, 2010  at  05:18 AM
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