Argo: Declassified: A Real Hit About a Fake Movie

A look at the making of the award-winning film.
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Ben Affleck's Argo tells the story of how CIA agent Tony Mendez (Affleck), with the assitance of a make-up artist (John Goodman) and a movie producer (Alan Arkin), was able to rescue and remove six U.S. diplomats from Iran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.


With Argo soon to be available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on February 19, the folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have made available a 28-minute video called ARGO: Declassified, which can be seen below.  It presents a look at the real events that inspired the Academy Award nominated-film as well as how the film was made through interviews with cast members, producers, and a few of the people involved with the event like Mendez and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

Argo has already been honored with Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture and Best Director; Critics' Choice Awards for Best Picture and Best Director; the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Cast Performance; the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement; and and BAFTA Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Affleck) and Best Editing. In addition, the film earned seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Supporting Actor (Arkin), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Picture, which it appears very likely to do on Sunday, February 24.

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