Oct 15, 2021
What a Creep: Casey Affleck & James Franco
Season 13, Episode 1
A Duo of Acting Creeps
Casey Affleck is a successful actor, writer, and director who was nominated for an Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actor in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford in 2007. He also had roles in a string of hit films like To Do For, Good Will Hunting, Oceans 11, 12 & 13, plus Gone Baby Gone directed by his older brother Ben.
In 2009, he and his buddy Joaquin Phoenix decided to direct a Spinal Tap-Esque film where Joaquin would play a hyped-up version of himself becoming a hip hop star after winning an Oscar for Walk the Line. It was called I’m Still Here and was a flop in many ways, artistically and financially (he used his own money to fund it) plus, he was later sued by two women who worked for him for sexual assault and continual harassment on the set by him and his buddies on the set. This lawsuit has not stopped the press fawning over his talent.
In this episode, we will talk about the two lawsuits and their aftermath.
Trigger warning: sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gaslighting.
Actor James Franco co-starred on Freaks and Geeks and eight movies with Seth Rogen, including Pineapple Express, This Is The End, and Sausage Party. He was nominated for Best Actor in 2010 for the movie “127 Hours,” and won a Golden Globe for Best Actor for The Disaster Artist.
He’s directed almost 30 low-budget indie features and shorts, written books, and taught film classes at New York University, the University of Southern California, UCLA, Palo Alto High School, Playhouse West, and Studio 4.
Such an accomplished fellow - too bad he’s also a big creep.
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