Director: Ben Affleck
Written by: Chris Terrio (screenplay), Joshuah Bearman (article)
Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Michael Cassidy, Scoot McNairy, Barry Livingston, Scott Elrod, Omid Abtahi, Larry Sullivan, Christopher Denham, Matt Nolan and others.
Role: Achilles Crux
Filming locations: Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Turkey.
Year of filming: August - November 2011.
Release: October 12th, 2012
Based on true events, “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis—the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. Nominated for and winner of several awards, including 3 Academy Awards: "Best Motion Picture of the Year", "Best achievement in film editing" and "Best writing, adapted screenplay" in 2013.