Casey Affleck is an American actor and director. He began his career as a child actor, appearing in the PBS television movie Lemon Sky (1988) and the ABC miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts (1990). An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award winner. Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple upcoming projects.
In 2008, Affleck filmed an episode of documentary series 4Real, in which he visited the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, and remarked upon the progress they had made due largely to “their resourcefulness and determination and their character, and not because of the goodness of our collective heart.” During the 2016 presidential campaign, Affleck supported Hillary Clinton and characterized Donald Trump as “a dangerous fool.” In 2017, multiple financial contributions to Trump were made by Affleck’s production company, which he co-founded with John Powers Middleton. In a statement, Affleck denied involvement: “I did not know of it, was never asked, and never would have authorized it … The policies of the Trump administration and the values they represent are antithetical to everything I believe in.”
He became a father for the 1st time at age 28 when his fiancée (now estranged wife) Summer Phoenix gave birth to their son Indiana August Affleck on May 31, 2004.Then he became a father for the 2nd time at age 32 when his estranged wife Summer Phoenix gave birth to their son Atticus Affleck on January 12, 2008. In July 2017, he separated from Summer Phoenix in November 2015.
Animal rights activism and veganism:
Affleck has been a vegan since 1995. He has been involved with animal rights campaigns for both PETA and Farm Sanctuary.
Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple upcoming projects. He is considered as an accomplished and striking performer, and he also an Academy Award winner.
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.
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.
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.