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Casey Affleck - Overview

Date of Birth: Aug 12, 1975    
Place of Birth: Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality: United States
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While still in his twenties, the likeable and low-key Casey Affleck enjoyed a slow and steady rise as an actor as he saw the show business mechanics from the inside out while watching his older brother Ben Affleck gain meteoric Hollywood success - as well as the inevitable and subsequently vicious backlash. Still, the younger Affleck saw himself on another path, eschewing studio-produced Frankenstein projects in favor of eclectic character parts. The promise of his early work in "To Die For" (1995) and "Good Will Hunting" (1997) did eventually lead him to the blockbuster types like "Ocean's Eleven" (2001) and its star-packed sequels. While nestled comfortably into one of Hollywood's most entertaining ensembles, Affleck still found a way to comfortably transform in a variety of projects, creating a witty, quirky onscreen persona along the way. How ironic then, that it was his superstar brother who, despite potential cries of nepotism, cast Affleck in the moody, haunting thriller that was Ben's directorial debut, "Gone, Baby, Gone" (2007) - making critics and audien... Read More
2017
Won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for "Manchester by the Sea"
2016
Played the lead role in critically acclaimed drama "Manchester by the Sea"
2014
Appeared in a supporting role in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar"
2012
Lent his voice to Laika's stop-motion hit "ParaNorman"
2011
Co-starred with Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy in the ensemble comedy "Tower Heist"
2010
Directed the music documentary "I'm Still Here"; film followed actor and producer Joaquin Phoenix's attempt at launching a rap music career; Affleck later revealed the film was a fake
2010
Directed the music documentary "I'm Still Here"; film followed actor and producer Joaquin Phoenix's attempt at launching a rap music career; Affleck later revealed the film was a fake.
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