Magazine article Screen International

Casey Affleck: I'll Keep on Making Smaller Films

Magazine article Screen International

Casey Affleck: I'll Keep on Making Smaller Films

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The Oscar-winner was talking about his career choices at Karlovy Vary.

Casey Affleck, who won best actor at this year’s Oscars for Manchester By The Sea, said he’s not interested in acting in “dead centre, mainstream” films.

Speaking to press at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival whilst promoting his film A Ghost Story, the actor discussed how he’s been picking roles.

He said: “I try really hard not to think about whether people will see [my] movies or not, just to do things that are interesting to me.

“The things that I tend to be interested in, and weirdly overlap with the people who want me to be a part of them, are not usually dead centre, mainstream movies.

“That said, I don’t have anything against those movies; some of those movies I love to watch and I think there are talented people in them. I just don’t think I’m usually, or ever, one of those people. …

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