Celebrity "Who Was Your Childhood Inspiration?" By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on June 14, 2010 @ 10:49AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Peter Wintersteller "Who Was Your Childhood Inspiration?" 01 of 05 Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Peter Wintersteller "My high school drama teacher, Gerry Speca. He was very helpful in steering me along." -Ben Affleck "Nina Denton, who was my ballet teacher in Charleston, W. Va. She treated us as if we were dancing for the New York City Ballet and demanded that kind of discipline and rigor." -Jennifer Garner 02 of 05 Rashida Jones Peter Wintersteller "Oprah. She's had an impact on people she doesn't even know." 03 of 05 Conan O'Brien Peter Wintersteller "Mr. Green Jeans on Captain Kangaroo. I thought he had the greatest job in the world." 04 of 05 Zoe Saldana Peter Wintersteller "The books of Gabriel García Márquez. His patient, beautiful narratives always inspired me to read a good story and escape!" 05 of 05 Regina King Peter Wintersteller "Sally Field. She moved me in Sybil and Norma Rae and made me want to be an actress."