Argo (2012 film)

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Argo (2012 film)

2012 historical drama thriller film directed by Ben Affleck add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 2007.

Countries: United States (50%), North America (22%), U.S. (11%)

Main connections: New Zealand, New Zealand First, Chris Terrio

Linked to: Wired, American Broadcasting Company, International Film Music Critics Association, CBS




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Chris Terrio wrote the screenplay based on Joshuah Bearman's 2007 article in "Wired": "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran add something


In 2007, the producers George Clooney, Grant Heslov and David Klawans set up a project based on the article add something


This dramatization is adapted from U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez's book "The Master of Disguise" and Joshuah Bearman's 2007 "Wired" article "The Great Escape" add something


Affleck's participation was announced in February 2011 add something


Naming "Argo" one of the best 11 films of 2012, critic Stephen Holden of "The New York Times" wrote: "Ben Affleck's seamless direction catapults him to the forefront of Hollywood filmmakers turning out thoughtful entertainment add something


"'Argo"' is a 2012 historical drama thriller film directed by Ben Affleck add something


Upon its release in October 2012, the film was criticized for its claim that British and New Zealand Embassies had turned away the American refugees in Tehran add something


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 add something


A November 3, 2012 article in the "Los Angeles Times" claimed that the film had received very little attention in Tehran, though Masoumeh Ebtekar said that the film did not show "the real reasons behind the event add something


On March 12, 2013, the New Zealand House of Representatives censured Affleck by unanimously agreeing to the following motion, initiated by New Zealand First leader Winston Peters: add something


As of May 2016, the extent of this involvement is still classified and therefore largely unknown add something