Ben Affleck has been hard at work on the biographical drama film Air, which he serves as director, producer and star alongside longtime friend Matt Damon.
Now in the critical post production phase of production, the two-time Oscar-winning took a break from all the pressures of Hollywood to spend some quality time with his daughter Seraphina.
The doting dad spent part of his one-on-one time with the 14-year-old for lunch at Kai Ramen in Santa Monica.
When the duo were spotted leaving the restaurant, the Argo star and director kept it casual in jeans, a gray sweatshirt under a gray puffer jacket, and brown and white Nike sneakers.
He also donned cool sunglasses and had his hair cut short, pulled back from his face, with a neat combination of beard and moustache.
Family time; Ben Affleck, 50, spent some one-on-one time with his daughter Seraphina and took her out to lunch in Santa Monica on Saturday
Never far from her father, Seraphina went for casual comfort in red plaid flannel pants, a black T-shirt with The Beatles’ Hard Days Night graphic on the front, a two-tone blue windbreaker and white sneakers.
She had her dark brown locks in a tousled shoulder-length cut with a small parting in the middle.
After grabbing a bite to eat for lunch, the father-daughter duo finally made it back to their vehicle so the proud dad could drop off his mid-back at home.
It seems that he then spent a special time with the youngest of his three children, son Samuel, who he shares and co-parents with ex-wife Jennifer Garner,
Affleck showed he’s the cool dad and took 11-year-old Sam for a joyride in his modified Electric Bronco.
The acclaimed actor, writer and director and Garner also have a 17-year-old daughter Violet, who was not dating her father on this day.
The Berkeley, California native, who grew up in Massachusetts when he was three years old, was swamped by the Air production, which began early last summer and finally wrapped in July 2022.
The story focuses on how Nike, a young athletic shoe company in the early 1980s, managed to become a Michael Jordan approval agreement.
Casual-cool: Both father and daughter kept it casual in the fashion department on their lunchtime outing
Family matters: The acclaimed writer, actor and director shares Seraphina and his two other children with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner
Dad time: Finally, the proud dad dropped his daughter off at home and spent some quality time with the youngest of his three children, son Samuel
In addition to directing the film, Affleck also stars as Nike co-founder Phil Knight, starring Matt Damon, who plays Sonny Vaccaro, the real man who brokered the Jordan deal despite all the naysayers. , even though more established shoe companies Converse and Adidas were in the mix.
In retrospect, the Jordan deal was the catalyst for launching the global, multibillion-dollar contemporary sneaker industry.
As they did for their Oscar-winning film Good Will Hunting, the two old friends collaborated on the screenplay from an early script written by Alex Covenry, and received producer credits along with seven others.
As part of the cast, Jason Bateman plays Rob Strasser, a former Nike executive, who helped the company rise to prominence in the 1980s.
During the so-called ‘sneaker wars’ between Europe and the US, Strasser started working with Adidas, but tragically died of a massive heart attack in October 1993.
The cast also includes Chris Messina, Viola Davis, Marlon Wayans, Chris Tucker, Matthew Maher, Tom Papa, Julius Tennon, Joel Gretsch, Gustaf Skarsgård, Barbara Sukowa, Jessica Green and Dan Bucatinsky.
Air is scheduled for a wide theatrical release in the United States on April 5 by Amazon Studios.
Affleck showed he’s the cool dad and took 11-year-old Sam for a joyride in his custom Electric Bronco
New movie coming up: Affleck spent the past year as director, producer and star of the biographical drama film Air; the story focuses on how Nike, a fledgling athletic shoe company in the early 1980s, managed to secure a Michael Jordan endorsement deal