Casey Affleck Biography

Casey Affleck
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An accomplished and striking artist, Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with singular performances, both in front of and behind the camera.

Affleck recently made his directorial debut with I’m Still Here, a documentary about Joaquin Phoenix, which Affleck also wrote and produced.  Magnolia Pictures released the film in September 2010.  Prior to that, he starred in Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me,opposite Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson.  The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival.  He is currently attached to star in the period noir drama The Kind One, based on the novel by Tom Epperson and to be directed by Ridley Scott.

In 2008, Affleck was nominated for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award and won a National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for his unanimously praised performance in the character drama The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.  Affleck starred opposite Brad Pitt in the Warner Bros. film, which was written and directed by Andrew Dominik.  Additionally, Affleck garnered significant praise for his starring turn in the Miramax film Gone Baby Gone,with Ed Harris, Morgan Freeman and Michelle Monaghan.  The film is based on Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same title and was adapted for the screen and directed by Ben Affleck.  

An accomplished screenwriter, Affleck recently penned the original screenplay for Aardvark Art’s Ark, an animated family film that he will also executive produce for Warner Bros.  The film tells the story of a family of animals that sets sail on Noah’s Ark and finds wild adventures when the waters get dangerous.

On stage, Affleck appeared as Warren in Kenneth Lonergan’s West End debut of his award-winning play This Is Our Youth, alongside Matt Damon and Summer Phoenix.
Affleck starred in Gus Van Sant’s independent road movie Gerry, which he also co-wrote with Damon.  He has also appeared in Van Sant’s Good Will Hunting; To Die For; Hamlet,with Ethan Hawke and Julia Stiles; Ocean’s Eleven; Ocean’s Twelve; Ocean’s Thirteen;and Tony Goldwyn’s The Last Kiss, with Zach Braff, Blythe Danner, Tom Wilkinson and Jacinda Barrett.

Affleck’s additional films include Lonesome Jim, Soul Survivors, American Pie 2, Attention Shoppers, Committed, Drowning Mona, Floating, American Pie, 200 Cigarettes, Desert Blue and Race the Sun.
On television, Affleck was seen in the ABC miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts and the PBS telefilm Lemon Sky, based on Lanford Wilson’s play and starring Kevin Bacon.

Filmography Casey Affleck

Paradise Lost by Alex Proyas 2012
ParaNorman by Sam Fell, Chris Butler 2011
Tower Heist by Brett Ratner - 2011
The Killer Inside Me by Michael Winterbottom 2007
Gone Baby Gone by Ben Affleck 2007
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert 2007
Ocean's 13 by Steven Soderbergh 2006
Last Kiss by Tony Goldwyn 2005
Lonesome Jim by Steve Buscemi 2004
Ocean's Twelve by Steven Soderbergh 2002
Gerry by Gus Van Sant 2001
Ocean's Eleven by Steven Soderbergh 2001
Soul Survivors by Steve Carpenter 2001
American Pie 2 by James B. Rogers 2000
Attention Shoppers by Philip Charles MacKenzie 2000
Hamlet by Michael Almereyda 2000
Committed by Lisa Krueger 2000
Drowning Mona 1999
American Pie by Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz 1999
200 Cigarettes by Risa Bramon Garcia 1998
Desert Blue by Morgan J. Freeman 1997
Will Hunting by Gus Van Sant 1997
Floating by William Roth 1997
Chasing Amy 1996
Race the Sun 1995
To Die For 1995