It's hard to believe that there was a time in Ben Affleck's life when he wasn't much more than Jennifer Lopez's arm candy! These days, he has re-established himself as a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood, and for that, we're honoring him in this week's Hot Guy Friday!

The title comes along with the success of Argo, the film Ben directed and starred in, which was just nominated for five Golden Globe Awards earlier this week, including Best Director. This will be Ben's first Golden Globe nomination since 2007, and his first win since 1998's Good Will Hunting if he emerges victorious.

Let's move on from the statistics, though, and look back at what's really important -- some of the hottest pics of Ben ever!

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Okay, so Ben may have aged a bit these days compared to most of these photos, but we love him even more for being such a great dad, husband. and all-around family man while still producing some of his best work to date!

What is your fave thing about Ben?