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Casey Affleck Biography

Birth Name:
Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck
Birth Place:
Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Actor, director, screenwriter

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 then-brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix's fictional attempt to become a rapper
  • Speaks fluent Spanish; is a vegan

Awards

  • 2017IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best International Actor: winner
  • 2017BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actor: winner
  • 2017Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 2017Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: winner
  • 2016Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2016National Society of Film Critics-Best Actor: winner
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2016Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actor - Runner-up: winner
  • 2016National Board of Review-Best Actor: winner
  • 2016New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actor: winner
  • 2016Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actor: winner
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2007Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2007Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2007National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2007National Board of Review-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2007Utah Film Critics-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2007Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2007St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2007Southeastern Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2007San Francisco Film Critics Circle-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2007Golden Satellite Award-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2007Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2005Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2002Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated

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