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Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck stars this fall in Gone, Baby, Gone, based on Dennis Lehane's novel of the same title. Marking the directorial debut of Ben Affleck, who also adapted the screenplay, the film tells the story of two Boston detectives in search of a four-year-old girl who has been kidnapped. Ed Harris, Morgan Freeman and Michelle Monaghan also star in the film, which opens in October 2007.

Additionally, Affleck will be seen in the character drama "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford." Written and directed by Andrew Dominik, the film stars Affleck as Ford opposite Brad Pitt's Jesse James. The story follows Ford's sycophantic obsession with the fastest gun in the West, which quickly turns into growing resentment after he joins the legendary outlaw's gang, leading to his subsequent plan to kill James and claim his rightful glory. The film also stars Sam Rockwell and Sam Shepard and will open this September.

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

Previously, Affleck co-wrote, with Matt Damon, Gus Van Sant's independent road movie Gerry, also starring alongside Damon in the film. He has also appeared in Van Sant's Good Will Hunting and To Die For; Hamlet, with Ethan Hawke and Julia Stiles; Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Twelve; and Tony Goldwyn's The Last Kiss, with Zach Braff, Blythe Danner, Tom Wilkinson and Jacinda Barrett.

Affleck's additional film credits 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 the stage, Affleck appeared in the West End debut of Kenneth Lonergan's award-winning play This is Our Youth. Affleck played the role of Warren, alongside Matt Damon and Summer Phoenix.

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.


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Casey Affleck Facts

Birth Name Caleb Casey Affleck
OccupationActor
BirthdayAugust 12, 1975 (41)
SignLeo
BirthplaceFalmouth, Massachusetts, USA
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Casey Affleck compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Assassination of Jesse James (2005) (breakthrough)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Daredevil (2003)
American Pie 2 (2001)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Hamlet (2000)
Good Will Hunting (1998)
Chasing Amy (1997)
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