BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — After a long stretch in muddy waters, Casey Affleck has reached high ground, thanks to a small movie set in a small seaside town, and an old, more-famous friend. He has for years been a small player in less-than-award-caliber movies, always a distant second-fiddle to his big brother Ben. Affleck's Oscar nomination — for 2007's "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" — has become a distant memory, giving way to a list of credits that Affleck himself called total dog crap in a recent interview with The Associated Press. But on Sunday, a career moment came with his win as best actor in a motion picture drama for "Manchester by the Sea," the Kenneth Lonergan-directed film with Affleck as an emotionally scarred New England janitor. He now is all-but-guaranteed an Academy Award nomination, and could arrive at the Oscars as the favorite. Affleck's victory also gives him a moment as the superior Affleck, with Ben plodding through a series of forgettable films. Casey Affleck owes his once-in-a-decade role to his and his brother's old friend Matt Damon, who produced "Manchester" and had once been slated to play the part before handing it off. "I suspect you won't be passing on any more movies in the future if I happen to be anywhere nearby," Affleck told Damon during his acceptance speech. Affleck's win meant that no apparent negative consequences came from the reemergence of sexual harassment allegations against him as "Manchester" grew in acclaim.

Sections:  news   entertainment   
BING NEWS:
  • Affleck gets career reprieve with Globe win for 'Manchester'
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - After a long stretch in muddy waters, Casey Affleck has reached high ground, thanks to a small movie set in a small seaside town, and an old, more-famous friend. He has for years been a small player in less-than-award-calibre movies ...
    01/8/2017 - 5:24 pm | View Link
  • Affleck gets career reprieve with Globe win for ‘Manchester’
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — After a long stretch in muddy waters, Casey Affleck has reached high ground, thanks to a small movie set in a small seaside town, and an old, more-famous friend. He has for years been a small player in less-than-award-caliber ...
    01/8/2017 - 12:14 pm | View Link
  • Affleck gets career reprieve with Globe win for 'Manchester'
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — After a long stretch in muddy waters, Casey Affleck has reached high ground, thanks to a small movie set in a small seaside town, and an old, more-famous friend. He has for years been a small player in less-than-award-caliber ...
    01/8/2017 - 11:20 am | View Link
  • Affleck gets career reprieve with Globe win for 'Manchester'
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — After a long stretch in muddy waters, Casey Affleck has reached high ground, thanks to a small movie set in a small seaside town, and an old, more-famous friend. He has for years been a small player in less-than-award-caliber ...
    01/8/2017 - 9:15 am | View Link
  • More
BING SEARCH:
  • AXS.com
    AXS.com brings you inside access to tickets, artist news, and exclusive stories on concerts, tours, sports teams, family events, arts, theater, and festivals ...
    05/19/2017 - 11:13 pm | View Website
  • Startups News
    How To Grow your business, advance your career; Thought Leadership Trends, tips and insights from our partners
    05/19/2017 - 11:13 pm | View Website
  • BibMe: Free Bibliography & Citation Maker
    Using other people’s research or ideas without giving them due credit is plagiarism. Since BibMe™ makes it easy to create citations, build bibliographies and ...
    05/19/2017 - 10:51 pm | View Website
  • whatsnew – Terence M. Green
    November 30, 2014 _ _ As you can see on the Main Page (link at top of this page), the Ashland books are now available as eBooks (click on above images) from both UK ...
    05/19/2017 - 9:58 am | View Website
  • Day Poems : Walt Whitman: Song of Myself
    To link to this poem, put the URL below into your page: Song of Myself by Walt Whitman Plain for Printing
    05/19/2017 - 4:29 am | View Website
  • More
Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Entertainment News