Casey Affleck

  • Birth Name: Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck
  • Birth Place: Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Screenwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Began going on auditions at age 5 with his older brother, Ben, and they appeared as extras in Field of Dreams and The Good Mother.
  • Portrayed a young Robert Kennedy in ABC's 1990 miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts.
  • First major movie role was in Gus Van Sant's 1995 satire To Die For, opposite Nicole Kidman; befriended costar Joaquin Phoenix on the set and years later married Phoenix's sister Summer.
  • Made a name for himself appearing in supporting roles in films such as Chasing Amy, Good Will Hunting and Ocean's Eleven.
  • Cowrote with costar Matt Damon the 2002 hiking adventure Gerry.
  • Breakout year came in 2007 with an Oscar-nominated turn in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and a leading man role in brother Ben's directorial debut Gone Baby Gone.
  • Made his directorial debut with the 2010 documentary I'm Still Here, which chronicled brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix's fictional attempt to become a rapper.
  • Speaks fluent Spanish; is a vegan.

Awards

  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2017, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2017, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Winner
  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2017, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Winner
  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2016, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2007, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
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  • 2002, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee

Relationships

  • Indiana August Affleck — Son
  • Summer Phoenix — Wife (separated)
  • Chris Affleck — Mother
  • Violet Affleck — Niece
  • Ben Affleck — Brother
  • Atticus Affleck — Son
  • Timothy Affleck — Father
  • Samuel Affleck — Nephew
  • Seraphina Affleck — Niece

College

  • Attended George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States; attended Columbia University, New York, New York, United States

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