The Young Actor’s film debut came in 1995, Gus Van Sants ‘To Die For’ in which he played a supporting actor’s role. His movie Good Will Hunting won Oscars and he too received lots of adulation from the crowd and his potential was known to everybody by then. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford brought him numerous good reviews even though the film failed to make much of a splash at the box office.
His work earned him a number of year-end accolades including nominations from the Academy and the Screen Actors Guild for Best Supporting Actor. Affleck and producer John Powers Middleton announced in June 2014 that they were launching a production company, Untitled Casey Affleck/John Powers Middleton Project.
Affleck married actress Summer Phoenix in 2006. Their 10 years of marriage failed in 2016 as both mutually decided to separate.