Ben Affleck has been the big swingin’ dick of the Affleck family for the better part of two decades now. But while Ben has been busy directing movies and being Batman, younger brother Casey has been making quite the name for himself, so much so that the 41-year-old is the odds-on favorite to win this year’s Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Manchester By The Sea.
Affleck gave a predictably subdued and standard acceptance speech, thanking the staff of Manchester, his friends, his family, and of course his kids. However, there was one glaring omission from his speech.
His brother Ben, the Academy Award-winning writer and director who probably gave Casey his first role, is completely missing from Affleck’s speech. Maybe it’s an age old case of sibling rivalry.
Needless to say, big brother Ben was having none of it.