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Published 11 15, 2014
Year : 2012
Release date : 9 November 2012
Genres: Drama, Thriller,
Director : Ben Affleck,
Writers: Chris Terrio, Tony Mendez, Joshuah Bearman,
Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber,
Time: 120 min.
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Argo is a 2012 American political thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. This film is adapted from U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez's book The Master of Disguise and Joshuah Bearman's 2007 Wiredarticle The Great Escape: How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran.The latter deals with the "Canadian Caper,"in which Tony Mendez led the rescue of six U.S. diplomats fromTehran, Iran, during the 1979-1981 Iran hostage crisis.The film stars Affleck as Mendez with Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman in supporting roles, and was released in North America to critical and commercial success on October 12, 2012. The film was produced by Affleck, Grant Heslov and George Clooney. The story of this rescue was also told in the 1981 television movie Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper, directed by Lamont Johnson.Upon release, Argo received widespread acclaim and seven nominations for the 85th Academy Awards and won three, for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing and Best Picture. The film also earned five Golden Globe Award nominations, winning Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director,while being nominated for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for Alan Arkin. It won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards, with Arkin being nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. It also won Best Film, Best Editing, and Best Director at the 66th British Academy Film Awards.Argo has been criticized for its portrayal of events; especially for minimizing the role of the Canadian embassy in the rescue, for falsely showing that the Americans were turned away by the British and New Zealand embassies, and for exaggerating the danger that the group faced during events preceding their escape from the country.Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.