The day the split made headlines, someone in a landscaping shirt was snapped throwing out a giant cardboard cutout of de Armas into the trash receptacles outside of Affleck’s L.A. home.
Casey Affleck has opened up about the sexual harassment allegations made against him and discussed his decision to "just stay quiet" amid the MeToo movement. The 43-year-old faced sexual harassment allegations from Amanda White and Magdalena Gorka, who worked with him on Joaquin Phoenix documentary I’m Still Here in 2010. He denied the claims and both cases were settled out of court.The Oscar-wining star confessed that he felt accountable for condoning and contributing to an unprofessional working environment on the set.Speaking during an episode of Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert yesterday, he said: “I think it’s a lesson that I had to sort of learn and be humble about; I was the producer. I was technically the boss.”Affleck said that there was "a ton of partying" on the set of the mockumentary, which followed Phoenix's short-lived career change from acting to rap, telling Shepard: "It was confusing for everybody, and it was deliberately, and that's my responsibility. The intention was to have the crew as part of the movie. I didn't know how much they knew they were part of the movie."He also added that he felt it was best to keep a low profile when the sexual harassment allegations resurfaced at the height of the MeToo movement.“I really wanted to support all but I felt like the best thing to do was to just be quiet,” he said. Shepard’s co-host, Monica Padman, suggested that the fact that women are also able to make false allegations is never considered.“I wouldn’t say that it’s helpful to say that well women lie, or to approach the argument from the point of who is lying; It actually doesn’t help,” Affleck argued.“What really matters is you resolve this in a way without hitting each other and calling each other liars. It’s not really the most important part of it.”The Manchester By Sea star emphasised that he completely stands by the MeToo initiative, asking: “Who would not be supportive of the MeToo movement? That’s an idea that’s even out there?”The writer and director also touched on whether it’s possible to gauge which cases of misconduct are the worst compared to others.He said: “[It] isn’t about, oh well this isn’t so bad, and that’s really horrible. It’s that it’s systemic.“It is accepted culturally at it’s tamest manifestation of it and at it’s worst, and that it all needs to be turned on it’s head, eradicated, not allowed for, and that kind of like lightning bolt I think is effective.”Last August, Affleck apologised for his “unprofessional” behaviour on the I’m Still Here set, telling AP: “It was an unprofessional environment … the buck had to stop with me being one of the producers and I have to accept responsibility for that.”
Casey Affleck says the #MeToo movement has helped him learn to listen to others’ perspectives. The Oscar-winning actor, who was embroiled in his own sexual harassment controversy back to 2010, spoke to Variety at the premiere of his upcoming film, “The Old Man & the Gun.” “I mean, look, if you haven’t learned anything from all […]
Armie Hammer has issued an apology to Casey Affleck, after calling out Affleck over what he perceived to be a “double standard” over misconduct in the entertainment industry. Hammer initially made the comment in a Hollywood Reporter story, pointing out that Affleck had been accused of sexually harassing crew members while making the film “I’m Still Here” in 2010, but still managed to take home an Oscar for “Manchester by the Sea” this year, while “Birth of a Nation” director Nate Parker had suffered career repercussions over a prior sexual assault accusation. On Friday, Hammer issued an apology, also to The Hollywood Reporter, saying that he “misspoke” and “conflated” sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Armie Hammer has slammed how Nate Parker was banished over a rape allegation last year, which obliterated his movie 'The Birth Of A Nation', while Casey Affleck won an Oscar.
The Oscars 2018 ceremony is shaping up to be an explosively awkward affair, and could make for an interesting night for many different reasons.
Casey Affleck is set to star in Stoner, directed by Joe Wright, and produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions.
A24 is partnering with frequent collaborator Picturehouse Entertainment to release Sundance title <em>A Ghost Story</em> in the UK on August 11. The film, a cosmic exploration of time, love and the essential human longing for meaning and connection, was directed by <em>Pete's Dragon</em> helmer David Lowery and stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Story follows a recently deceased ghost (Affleck) who returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Mara) only to find that in his…
Following up an Oscar win can be a tricky proposition for an actor or actress. In the case of Casey Affleck — who just won Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his turn in Manchester by the Sea — he’s reteaming with his Ain’t Them Bodies Saints director David Lowry and co-star Rooney Mara. A Ghost Story is an indie that the trio shot in secret last summer, and it premiered to raves at January’s Sundance Film Festival.
Was Brie Larson making a point by not clapping as she handed Casey Affleck the Oscar for Best Actor, as many presumed that she was following this year’s show? Asked why she didn’t applaud Affleck on stage, she told Vanity Fair: “I think that whatever it was that I did onstage kind of spoke for itself. Affleck has always denied the allegations, which were settled out of court.
Casey Affleck has finally addressed the backlash surrounding his success with ‘Manchester By The Sea’, which reached a zenith over the weekend when he was awarded the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance. For those of you that don’t know, two women that were part of the crew of his 2010 mockumentary ‘I’m Still Here’ sued Affleck for breach of contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress, while one also insisted she had been sexually harassed by him, too. Affleck later settled with the women, but has denied the allegations.
If looks could kill, this year’s Oscars could have been punctuated with an on-stage fatality. After being announced as the winner for his performance in the drama ‘Manchester By The Sea’, Affleck immediately thanked Denzel for being ‘one of the first people who taught me how to act’. Washington already has two Oscars back at home, one for Best Supporting Actor for war drama ‘Glory’ in 1989, and Best Actor for ‘Training Day’ in 2001.
The 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild went as expected — it’s an organization that has a habit of rewarding frontrunners and repeat winners, after all. So it came as little surprise that Emma Stone and Viola Davis took home trophies. Read More: Awards: The Contenders
With awards season in full swing, a number of films are emerging as serious frontrunners and amongst them is Kenneth Lonergan’s moving meditation on grief and family, ‘Manchester By The Sea’. The film topped a number of “Best of 2016” lists, was nominated for three Golden Globes, and recently earned six BAFTA nominations, so we’re thrilled to be able to share a never-before-seen clip from the film ahead of its UK release on Friday, 13 January. Following his Golden Globe Award win for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama on Sunday, the clip sees Casey Affleck’s character Lee attempting to act as a father figure towards his nephew Patrick (BAFTA rising star nominee Lucas Hudges), following the death of Patrick’s father, including a chat about “the birds and the bees”.
It's not all awards and red carpets…Every actor has roles they'd rather forget, whether it's Bryan Cranston's stint voicing baddies on 'Power Rangers' or Jennifer Anniston's cringe-worthy appearing in '90s horror-comedy, 'The Leprechaun'. But what about this year's Golden Globes nominees? It looks as though there's a fair few clangers between them.
The new crime thriller from the director of ‘Lawless’ and ‘The Road’ takes its name from the police radio code for “officer down”, and tells the story of a crew of dirty cops who are blackmailed into performing an impossible heist. Kate Winslet is virtually unrecognisable as the head of a Russian crime syndicate with her bouffant hair and flashy gold jewellery, and future Wonder Woman Gal Gadot plays her sultry younger sister. Elsewhere you’ve got Oscar nominees Casey Affleck, Chiwitel Ejiofor, and Woody Harrelson doing their thing alongside Aaron Paul (sporting a laughably awful hairdo), Norman Reedus, Anthony Mackie, and Clifton Collins Jr.