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Casey Affleck, the subtle one

NEW YORK — Casey Affleck clearly doesn’t spend any time reading his press clippings.

Despite his famous name and the fact that he travels in rarefied Hollywood circles, Affleck comes across as humble, unassuming, and mostly unimpressed with himself, his own celebrity, and his accomplishments as an actor. Which stands in stark contrast to the array of critics and cinephiles who have been singing his praises for years, despite the lack of high-profile roles and awards on his shelf.

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