Casey Affleck Story
Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck is one of the success stories in the entertainment industry. He commenced his career as an adolescent (in the movie titled Lemon Sky, 1988) and later worked his way up to the very pinnacle of fame. Throughout his career, he had very few rivals in playing parodying roles in comedy-based programs and films. Along with being an actor, he himself has directed a parodying comedy titled ‘I’m Still here’ in 2010. His sheer versatility has shone through every role that he has played until now.
Childhood and Education
Affleck was born in Massachusetts (USA), on August 12, 1975. His parents were Christopher Anne Affleck and Timothy Byers Affleck. His father was an ambidextrous man, having engaged in a variety of occupations while his mother, a kindergarten teacher. He had a brother named Benjamin Affleck.
During his schooling days, Affleck took part in acting classes while studying at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He had joined Columbia University for a course in political science but got flunked largely due to his erratic habits. He remained without being a graduate.
After his successful debut with the ‘Lemon Sky’(1988), Affleck
performed in the serial ‘The Kennedys of Massachusetts’ (1990). Later in 1995, he played the role of a paranoid adolescent in the parodying film, ‘To Die For’ (1995), directed by Gus Van Sant. In 1998, he had a small role in the comedy show ‘Desert Blue’. In 2000, he performed in another comedy titled, ‘Drowning Mona', which was largely a fiasco; yet Affleck’s sterling performance was noted and widely commented upon by reviewers.
In 2001, he got a role in Steven Soderbergh’s comedy show ‘Ocean’s Eleven’. But his real claim to fame came in 2007 with the release of the high-end thrilling drama “The Assassination of Jesse James’ directed by Coward Robert Ford. For this movie, Affleck was awarded the best supporting role. He fame skyrocketed in 2007 with the release of the crime thriller ‘Gone Baby Gone’ where he first acted the role of a crime investigating sleuth.
Again, his eminence enhanced with the release of the crime thriller drama, ‘The Killer Inside Me’, in 2010 which was dubbed as 'extremely brilliant' for his dashing flamboyance in the drama. In 2014, he played a major role in the science fiction film ‘Interstellar’. In 2016, he again harped back upon his old cop role in the movie, ‘Triple 9’. Also, in the same year, in an entirely new genre of movie, an apocalyptic drama titled the ‘The Finest Hours’, Affleck played a major role.
At the end of 2016 came the release of the film ‘Manchester by the Sea’ where his superb acting proclivities were noted with gratuitous favor and admiration. The movie proved to be a great success and Affleck, in turn, received wide accolades and acclaim and also three awards.
As for the early months of 2017, Affleck is planned to participate in Rooney Mara’s ‘A Ghost Story’ with a veritable directorial role. Along with his prodigious record in drama and crime thrillers, Affleck, in December 2016, added another feather in his cap by hosting the program, ‘Saturday Night Live.’
Affleck got engaged to actress Summer Phoenix in 2004 and the couple got married in 2006. They have two children together, named, Indiana August Affleck and Attica Affleck. In 2016, the couple divorced.
Affleck has also been an ardent associate of various animal rights groups and has himself been a fervent rights activist since the late 1990s. He has participated in numerous rallies and charity shows to date.