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Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck

Birthday: 12 August 1975, Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
Birth Name: Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt
Height: 175 cm

An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple upcoming projects.Caleb Casey McGuire Affle ...Show More

Casey Affleck
I don't really care that much about being a matinee idol. I don't really care that much about being a matinee idol.
(About breaking his arm) The doctor operated for six hours and saved my arm. I mean, I can't speak f Show more (About breaking his arm) The doctor operated for six hours and saved my arm. I mean, I can't speak for my arm. It might have rather been set free. Hide
I believe veganism can be beneficial for the individual and the world, and of course the animal, but Show more I believe veganism can be beneficial for the individual and the world, and of course the animal, but belief is like laying in the dark with someone and telling them you love them and hearing nothing back. So I've never had the confidence to get on a soapbox and tell someone else what to do Hide
I have a very bad relationship with mice. I have a very bad relationship with mice.
After I left LA... it was like waking up. And so I moved back east and stopped auditioning. After I left LA... it was like waking up. And so I moved back east and stopped auditioning.
In a movie we try to deceive. In theaters, as they say, the deceived are the wisest. In a movie we try to deceive. In theaters, as they say, the deceived are the wisest.
The first dog I had was owned by an abusive couple. He was very skittish. He wouldn't let me hold hi Show more The first dog I had was owned by an abusive couple. He was very skittish. He wouldn't let me hold him. It was explained to me that it was because of how he was treated. Hide
[2007 New York Magazine interview, on how he's avoided being typed so far] I don't think journalists Show more [2007 New York Magazine interview, on how he's avoided being typed so far] I don't think journalists have much impression of me. I haven't really done all that many interviews, partly by choice, and partly because no one's been all that interested. Now things are getting different [referring to the success of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)]. Hide
I love taking a risk. If I'm a little bit afraid of a part, that's the first indication that it's go Show more I love taking a risk. If I'm a little bit afraid of a part, that's the first indication that it's going to be good for me. If I can't find that element of risk in the material, I always hope that the director is going to be open to taking chances. With this movie ['Out of The Furnace'] I was lucky enough to have both elements. The material was different, difficult and a little bit scary. As a director Scott [Cooper] fostered an environment where risk was the common currency. We knew we were going to take risks, even if it meant making mistakes. And that's the best kind of experience. Hide
When a performance isn't working, it's usually because the actor is trying to do something and they' Show more When a performance isn't working, it's usually because the actor is trying to do something and they're not able to express their idea very well. It's a muddled expression. Hide
Celebrity never really served me that well; it serves other people well. Celebrity never really served me that well; it serves other people well.
The way people appear in the gossip papers, as they're depicted as celebrities, it's not often much Show more The way people appear in the gossip papers, as they're depicted as celebrities, it's not often much like who they are. The more people I meet, the more that's true. Sometimes, they're worse. Hide
[on the past allegations against him that were settled out of court] I believe that any kind of mist Show more [on the past allegations against him that were settled out of court] I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else. (...) There's really nothing I can do about it. Other than live my life the way I know I live it and to speak to what my own values are and how I try to live by them all the time. [March 2017] Hide
I am in the process of starting a nonprofit organization that gives rescued animals a home in a simu Show more I am in the process of starting a nonprofit organization that gives rescued animals a home in a simulated wild environment and, for those who have been tested on, who are disabled, aggressive, etc., their own space to live out their days. Hide
If I can't see the humor in it, how am I going to be funny? If I can't see the humor in it, how am I going to be funny?
We obsess about celebrities. We create them, build myths around them, and then hunt them and destroy Show more We obsess about celebrities. We create them, build myths around them, and then hunt them and destroy them. I don't know where it's taking us or what it means, but I know we do it. I have seen a lot of it myself. Hide
I moved out to LA, got an agent, started auditioning. I didn't know anything about how it worked. An Show more I moved out to LA, got an agent, started auditioning. I didn't know anything about how it worked. And since I was really bad, luckily, I didn't get any of those parts. Hide
My mom has a good way of engaging me in a conversation about the choices I make, listening, being ob Show more My mom has a good way of engaging me in a conversation about the choices I make, listening, being objective and open-minded, and respecting those choices so long as they don't put me in danger. Hide
The first movie was mostly about George and Julia. This one is mostly about me and Catherine and our Show more The first movie was mostly about George and Julia. This one is mostly about me and Catherine and our love story and our whole history. So it's a very different movie. Hide
Why can't people just say they were moved? Why do they have to say it's sappy? Why can't people just say they were moved? Why do they have to say it's sappy?
I didn't have to audition. That's common, but it had never happened to me before. Normally, I hate a Show more I didn't have to audition. That's common, but it had never happened to me before. Normally, I hate auditioning. I need to stew and think... let the character develop and grow inside me. Hide
If you look at the paths of other actors, most people have a curve where you hit it and there's a ti Show more If you look at the paths of other actors, most people have a curve where you hit it and there's a time where you make a lot of money and they let you make your movies, and then they take it away and it's gone. Hide
You sleep with people all the time that you hate. You sleep with people all the time that you hate.
I have friends who remember seeing fish hauled onto a boat's deck and beaten to death. I have friends who remember seeing fish hauled onto a boat's deck and beaten to death.
In my movies, there has been little to do in the way of animal rights. I have never worked in a movi Show more In my movies, there has been little to do in the way of animal rights. I have never worked in a movie with animals. No horse-riding, no trained dogs, lions, bears. A few actors, but what could I do? We had to have them. Hide
When I like someone a lot, I get scared that I'll let them down. My fear of sucking is worst when I Show more When I like someone a lot, I get scared that I'll let them down. My fear of sucking is worst when I feel like someone thinks I'm good. Hide
What is acceptable in our culture, I think, is really detrimental. I think we ought to have a little Show more What is acceptable in our culture, I think, is really detrimental. I think we ought to have a little more ownership over the kind of material and the content that we put in front of people, especially young people. Hide
I get offered a lot of the same type of thing... The teenage slasher movies. I get offered a lot of the same type of thing... The teenage slasher movies.
[on his family's support of his animal rights beliefs] My family would be supportive if I said I wan Show more [on his family's support of his animal rights beliefs] My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian, wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark. Hide
I had a public school education - 3,000 kids when I was there. And there were a lot of teachers who Show more I had a public school education - 3,000 kids when I was there. And there were a lot of teachers who would just sit there. You'd come in and sign your name and the teacher would just sit there at the head of the class and you would literally just have to stay in your seat for 40 minutes and that was the only thing you'd have to do in class. Hide
[on his working relationship with brother Ben Affleck] It was easy mostly because we kind of just sp Show more [on his working relationship with brother Ben Affleck] It was easy mostly because we kind of just spoke the same language and were very comfortable saying to each other, "I think that's a terrible idea . . . " or "That's a great idea but what if . . . ?" We could sort of build on each other's excitement. We had a kind of shorthand. Hide
[on working with Christopher Nolan in Interstellar] There is not much I can say except that it's pre Show more [on working with Christopher Nolan in Interstellar] There is not much I can say except that it's pretty incredible to work with somebody who is on top of his game. He is not only very talented, but also very successful. He has the keys to the kingdom in a way. He's got every tool in his disposal; every tool he wants. It makes for a very interesting set. I kinda felt privileged just to be hanging out and watching him work. He sets a really nice tone on the set; everyone is very relaxed. It probably costs a million dollar a minute just to be there. Hide
I love getting ready to do a scene, and thinking about it, and talking about it. But the rest of the Show more I love getting ready to do a scene, and thinking about it, and talking about it. But the rest of the time, I'm so nervous and obsessed. I'm just tearing my hair out in the trailer. The whole time I'm really tense. Hide
It seems like they never say anything bad about actors, they just pump them up. It seems like they never say anything bad about actors, they just pump them up.
All cultures are different. Some commit genocide. Some are uniquely peaceful. Some frequent bathhous Show more All cultures are different. Some commit genocide. Some are uniquely peaceful. Some frequent bathhouses in groups. Some don't show each other the soles of their shoes or like pictures taken of them. Some have enormous hunting festivals or annual stretches when nobody speaks. Some don't use electricity. Hide
I think David Letterman is a genius. Night after night he is funny and smart. He seems to really enj Show more I think David Letterman is a genius. Night after night he is funny and smart. He seems to really enjoy his jokes. They seem connected to who he really is. I like watching him, and there is no one better at turning an awkward moment into something very funny. Hide
I like studio movies; I love big commercial movies. I like studio movies; I love big commercial movies.
For people who have... had curve balls thrown at them, it is easier to digest change and digest chan Show more For people who have... had curve balls thrown at them, it is easier to digest change and digest change in other people. Change only scares the small-minded. The small-minded and me. Hide
They wanted me to do Scream 2 (1997), and I hate talking about movies I turned down, because it soun Show more They wanted me to do Scream 2 (1997), and I hate talking about movies I turned down, because it sounds judgmental. There's nothing wrong with horror movies. I enjoy watching them. The main reason I turn a part down is if I think I won't be good. Hide
I don't want to be known as someone who is deliberately trying to do things that are not commercial! Show more I don't want to be known as someone who is deliberately trying to do things that are not commercial! That is not a good reputation to have when you're trying to be a working actor. Hide
People should try eating no animal products for just one day a week. People should try eating no animal products for just one day a week.
The four movies I can remember seeing as a kid were 'The Elephant Man (1980), The Magnificent Seven Show more The four movies I can remember seeing as a kid were 'The Elephant Man (1980), The Magnificent Seven (1960), Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966) and Mad Max (1979). Two of those are westerns. So the western genre is emblazoned on my memory from childhood, and those are two great movies. Hide
I'm tired of playing the brat. I'm tired of playing the brat.
Casey Affleck's FILMOGRAPHY
All as Actor (50) as Creator (1)
Casey Affleck Casey Affleck'S roles
Patrick Kenzie
Patrick Kenzie

Jay
Jay

Rodney Baze Jr.
Rodney Baze Jr.

Ray Sybert
Ray Sybert

Virgil Malloy
Virgil Malloy

Tom Myers
Tom Myers

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