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Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt (born August 12, 1975) 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). He later appeared in three Gus Van Sant films – To Die For (1995), Good Will Hunting (1997), and Gerry (2002) – and in Steven Soderbergh's comedy heist trilogy Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). His first leading role was in Steve Buscemi's independent comedy-drama Lonesome Jim (2006). Affleck's breakthrough was in 2007, when he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the Western drama The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and received further acclaim for his role as a conflicted private investigator in the crime drama Gone Baby Gone, directed by his brother Ben Affleck. In 2010, he directed the mockumentary I'm Still Here, featuring his brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix, and starred as a serial killer in The Killer Inside Me. He then appeared as an outlaw in Ain't Them Bodies Saints and as an Iraq War veteran in Out of the Furnace (both 2013). In 2016, Affleck appeared in the crime thriller Triple 9, the disaster drama The Finest Hours, and the drama Manchester by the Sea. For his performance as a grief-stricken man in the latter, he won the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Actor.

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