Casey Affleck
Actor
Casey Affleck
Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt, better known as Casey Affleck, is an American actor and film director. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, he played supporting roles in mainstream hits like Good Will Hunting (1997) and Ocean's Eleven (2001) as well as in critically acclaimed independent films such as Chasing Amy (1997). Casey is the younger brother of actor and director Ben Affleck, with whom he has frequently collaborated professionally.
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WATCH: Oscar nominee Casey Affleck talks about his role in 'Manchester by the Sea'
ABC News - 23 days
Affleck offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film on "Popcorn With Peter Travers."
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Casey Affleck speaks about sexual harassment claims
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The "Manchester by the Sea" star just won a best actor Oscar.
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Casey Affleck and Nate Parker: How Hollywood handles race, power and privilege
LATimes - 26 days
Oscars 2017 updates: Dwayne Johnson, Jimmy Kimmel and more reveal what was going on in the crowd during the 'Moonlight' surprise Feb. 28, 2017, 4:33 p.m. The day after Oscar's craziest, shocking moment ever, questions still linger about why "La La Land" was announced best picture when "Moonlight"...
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A Year After Winning For Portraying A Victim Of Abuse, Brie Larson Hands Casey Affleck An Oscar - Huffington Post
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Huffington Post A Year After Winning For Portraying A Victim Of Abuse, Brie Larson Hands Casey Affleck An Oscar Huffington Post At last year's Academy Awards, Brie Larson took home the Best Actress award for her performance in “Room.” The film by Lenny Abrahamson told the story of a woman called Ma, who we eventually learn had been imprisoned in a small shed years before by ... Brie Larson Didn't Clap for Casey Affleck After Presenting Him With His Best Actor OscarE! Online What We Lose When We Give Awards to Men Like Casey AffleckELLE.com Brie Larson Is A Hero For Refusing To Clap For Casey Affleck At The OscarsPerezHilton.com International Business Times -The Verge -Bustle -A.V. Club all 342 news articles »
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Casey Affleck wins lead actor Oscar for 'Manchester by the Sea'
LATimes - 28 days
Casey Affleck won the lead acting Oscar for his aching, inward turn as a man resigned to grief in “Manchester by the Sea.” It is Affleck’s first Oscar. He was also nominated in the supporting actor category for the 2007 film “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.” Affleck...
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The Hollywood Boys' Club That Supports Casey Affleck Is A Total Disgrace
Huffington Post - 28 days
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WATCH: Oscar nominee Casey Affleck talks about his role in 'Manchester by the Sea'
ABC News - about 1 month
Affleck offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film on "Popcorn With Peter Travers."
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New video: 'Manchester by the Sea' is filled with the stuff of life
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New on Blu-ray “Manchester by the Sea” (Lionsgate DVD, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99; also available on VOD) Don’t be put off by all the descriptions of the multi-Oscar-nominated “Manchester by the Sea” as a melancholy tear-jerker. Yes, this picture is suffused with sadness; and yes, Casey Affleck gives...
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Between The Oscars And Sundance, It's A Promising Year For Inclusiveness In Hollywood
Huffington Post - about 2 months
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2017 SAG Award Winners Include Emma Stone, Viola Davis And Mahershala Ali
Huffington Post - about 2 months
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); It was another memorable night in Hollywood on Sunday as SAG-AFTRA honored the best performances of the small and silver screen at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Stars from television and film gathered at the Shrine Auditorium to celebrate and cheers to a successful 2016.  Check out all the winners below: FILM   OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE “Captain Fantastic” ”Fences” ”Hidden Figures” ”Manches ...
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Why are some people peeved about Casey Affleck's Oscar nomination? - USA TODAY
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USA TODAY Why are some people peeved about Casey Affleck's Oscar nomination? USA TODAY The target de l'année is Casey Affleck, nominated for best actor for his moody role in melancholy Manchester by the Sea. Already nominated once before for best supporting actor (in 2008 for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), ... Actress Constance Wu excoriates Casey Affleck's Oscar nominationBoston.com Constance Wu Slams Academy For Casey Affleck Nom After Sexual Harassment AllegationsLAist Casey Affleck Says His Second Oscar Nomination Is 'Deeper and Nicer'PEOPLE.com Hollywood Reporter -Slate Magazine (blog) -Mic -Us Weekly all 105 news articles »
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Here Are The 2017 Oscar Nominations
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Casey Affleck
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 40
    In March 2016, Affleck and Phoenix announced they were separating.
    More Details Hide Details Affleck is involved with many animal rights movements and campaigns for PETA and Farm Sanctuary. He is a vegan, and eats no "meat or any other animal products." In 2010, Affleck was sued by two former female co-workers for sexual harassment; the cases were settled out of court.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 38
    In November 2014, he had a supporting role in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar.
    More Details Hide Details Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter described the character as "thinly developed".
    Affleck and producer John Powers Middleton announced in June 2014 that they were launching a production company, Untitled Casey Affleck/John Powers Middleton Project.
    More Details Hide Details Affleck played the lead in John Hillcoat's heist thriller Triple 9 (2016), with Justin Chang of Variety remarking of his performance: "Affleck continues to cement his standing as one of the most persuasive leading men of his generation." Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle said: "Affleck's mental radio is tuned to a station only he hears, and he arrests our attention. I wonder if any other screen actor has ever seemed so focused and so distracted at the same time. He thinks more than he says, and so we listen, trying to get the part he's leaving out." In Disney's The Finest Hours, he played a taciturn engineer on board a sinking ship. David Sims of The Atlantic said he "gives the kind of measured, thought-out performance he's so eminently capable of, even if the film isn’t complex enough to rise to his level... It's hard to encapsulate exactly why Affleck is so good, but as with his other best performances (Gone Baby Gone, The Assassination of Jesse James), he animates an introverted character with subtle mental busywork whenever he's on the screen." Sheri Linden of The Hollywood Reporter remarked: "With no backstory, Affleck manages to turn his man of few words into the movie's most compelling figure." Peter Travers of Rolling Stone described "a sharp, subtle" performance. Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune praised his "subtle and lived-in" Massachusetts dialect: "It's a shrewd performance, too, but that accent alone is enough to counter all the lousy, over-the-top Baaaahhhhston accents at the movies lately."
  • 2010
    Age 34
    In 2010 Affleck released his first major directorial effort, I'm Still Here, a mockumentary about the musical career of his friend and brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix, who attempted to live a lifestyle of a rapper in one year.
    More Details Hide Details After much speculation, Affleck admitted shortly after the film's release that Phoenix's role was a "performance" rather than genuine behavior, stating that he "never intended to trick anybody", rather, the production was a work of "gonzo filmmaking" inspired by journalists such as Hunter S. Thompson. Next, Affleck played a sociopath in the violent crime drama The Killer Inside Me (2010), a film adaptation of the 1952 novel of the same name. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone praised "a mesmeric, implosively powerful performance." Ty Burr of The Boston Globe said "the performance is very good — a little surprising, given the actor’s soft, high voice and slender bearing." Todd McCarthy of Variety said Affleck "proves a fine choice, his cracking voice and boyish look providing an intriguing contrast to the man’s rapacious ways." However, while describing him as " an exceedingly nuanced actor", Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times felt the character's "interior madness seems closed to Affleck... He never finds the black heart that should send chills whenever his hand clenches into a fist, or the animal magnetism that would make plausible the women's willingness to stay despite the pain." Mark Olsen of the Los Angeles Times said" "Much of what makes the film so effective is the lead performance by Casey Affleck. He showcases his uncanny ability to project a person holding two thoughts in his head at once, as he often gives away nothing in his face to convey the firestorm obviously raging in his soul." A.O. Scott of The New York Times said the actor, "with his reedy voice and sneaky Boy Scout demeanor — Eddie Haskell on his way to strangle a puppy in the Cleavers’ back yard — turns out to be perfect for Lou Ford, and his performance is the most effective thing in “The Killer Inside Me."
  • 2007
    Age 31
    Also in 2007, he starred in the Boston crime thriller Gone Baby Gone as the protagonist, Patrick Kenzie.
    More Details Hide Details Directed, produced, and co-written by Ben Affleck, the film was critically acclaimed and earned Casey further plaudits for his acting. The Boston Globe commented, "I'd never stopped to consider Casey Affleck as a movie star before, but under his big brother's tutelage, he blooms as a leading man of richly watchable savvy and intelligence." The New York magazine similarly praised Affleck's portrayal of the tough private detective and concluded, "Casey Affleck has never had a pedestal like the one his brother provides him, and he earns it. His Patrick is pale and raspy... He's not physically imposing, but he reels off four-letter words so fast that it leaves his bigger and more dangerous opponents staring in disbelief." Manohla Dargis of The New York Times said: "I’m not sure exactly when Casey Affleck became such a good actor... Most actors want you to love them, but he doesn’t seem to know that, or maybe he doesn’t care."
    In 2007, Affleck starred in the Western drama The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, playing Robert Ford opposite Brad Pitt's Jesse James.
    More Details Hide Details Manohla Dargis of The New York Times described his performance as a "revelation" which "manages to make the character seem dumb and the actor wily and smart." Similarly, Claudia Puig of USA Today declared him a "real revelation who perfectly inhabits the role" while Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly observed that "a revelatory Casey Affleck brings Ford to life with a mature sense of an underling's craven, fawning petulance." Todd McCarthy of Variety said Affleck made "an indelible impression as the insecure, physically unprepossessing weakling." For his performance, he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture, and an Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.
  • 2006
    Age 30
    Affleck married actress Summer Phoenix, his girlfriend of six years, on June 3, 2006 in Savannah, Georgia.
    More Details Hide Details The couple were introduced by her brother, Joaquin. They have two sons, Indiana August, who was born in May 2004 in Amsterdam, and Atticus, born in January 2008. As of 2006, he resides in Los Feliz, Los Angeles with his family.
    In 2006, Affleck featured in Lonesome Jim and The Last Kiss, where he plays a friend of Zach Braff's character.
    More Details Hide Details He then made a cameo in the Joaquin Phoenix-directed video "Tired of Being Sorry" for Balthazar Getty's band Ringside.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 26
    Affleck co-wrote the screenplay for the 2002 film Gerry with Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon.
    More Details Hide Details The film, about two men who get lost while hiking in the desert, received mixed reviews; after premiering at the Sundance film festival, it got only a limited release in the United States in 2003.
  • 2001
    Age 25
    In 2001, Affleck became part of an ensemble cast in the remake of the Rat Pack movie Ocean's Eleven, directed by Steven Soderbergh.
    More Details Hide Details Supporting the star leads, George Clooney and Brad Pitt, Affleck played Virgil Malloy, one of the pair of Mormon brothers who join the team. Affleck reprised this character in two sequels, Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). In the third installment of the trilogy, several scenes are set in Mexico and he has extended dialogue in Spanish. Affleck lived in Mexico as a child and speaks Spanish.
    Affleck's next few films, the underground movie Desert Blue (1998) with Kate Hudson, the black comedy Drowning Mona (1999) with Bette Midler, Jamie Lee Curtis, Neve Campbell, and Danny DeVito, and the 2001 horror movie Soul Survivors (co-starring Luke Wilson) were all critical as well as commercial failures.
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  • 1996
    Age 20
    After co-starring with Halle Berry and Jim Belushi in the 1996 box office flop Race the Sun, the following year he appeared in two films featuring his brother Ben: Chasing Amy and Good Will Hunting.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1995
    Age 19
    Affleck's first movie role was as a sociopathic teenager in Gus Van Sant's 1995 dark comedy To Die For.
    More Details Hide Details Peter Travers of Rolling Stone felt he "skillfully captures the pang of adolescence among no-hopers."
  • 1993
    Age 17
    Affleck graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in June 1993.
    More Details Hide Details He was inspired by his high school drama teacher Gerry Speca. Affleck went to George Washington University for one year to study politics and later transferred to Columbia University in New York City, where he majored in physics, astronomy, and Western philosophy for two years, but never graduated. Affleck worked sporadically on television while finishing high school and attending college during the early 1990s.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on August 12, 1975.
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