Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt or Casey Affleck is an American actor and director. Though he is the brother of Hollywood star Ben Affleck, Casey has managed to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry. The two were always close to each other while growing up and they were surrounded by people who were into arts. Ben and Casey spent their childhood appearing in local weather commercials or as movie extras. The siblings were also encouraged to make their own home movies. Thus, it is not surprising that Casey Affleck took up acting professionally at the age of 18 when he moved to Los Angeles and lived with his brother, and Matt Damon, a childhood friend.
As a child actor, Casey had appeared in the PBS television film, ‘Lemon Sky’ and ‘The Kennedys of Massachusetts’, a miniseries. He also went on to appear in three of Gus Van Sant’s films, namely ‘To Die For’, ‘Good Will Hunting‘ and ‘Gerry’. It was during the filming of ‘To Die For’ that Casey became friends with co-star Joaquin Phoenix and realized that he truly loved acting. There was no looking back ever since, as Affleck went on to appear in the ‘Ocean’s’ trilogy, directed by Steven Soderbergh. However, these were all supporting roles and his first lead role came only in Steve Buscemi’s ‘Lonesome Jim’, an independent comedy-drama.
Since Affleck continued to deliver stellar performances, it was only a matter of time before he got recognized. This breakthrough came in 2007 when he was nominated for the best supporting actor category at the Oscars for his performance in ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’. He followed this up with another stellar performance in Ben Affleck’s crime drama ‘Gone Baby Gone‘. Casey Affleck followed this up with a string of successful movies including ‘Tower Heist’ and ‘Interstellar‘.
In 2016, he starred as the lead in ‘Manchester By the Sea‘, which won him an Oscar for the Best Actor. He also received critical acclaim for his performance in the supernatural drama, ‘A Ghost Story’. At this point you must be wondering what is the next Casey Affleck movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Casey Affleck films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Casey Affleck movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
3. The Friend (2019)
‘The Friend’ is an upcoming drama film that revolves around a couple – Nicole and Matthew Teague. They’re struggling to deal with the fact that Nicole is dying. In order to help them cope, Matthew’s best friend moves in to help out in whatever way he can. While Matthew welcomes the support of this friend, he soon finds out that the actual impact this man has on his life and his family is far greater than what anyone could have imagined. Casey Affleck stars as Matthew Teague and the movie will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this September. Affleck will definitely bring his expertise to the role to portray all that the family goes through, before and after the friend moves in to help them.