'Argo', one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year, looks set to be an Oscar contender once awards season kicks in.
Academy Award winner Ben Affleck directs and stars in this based-on-fact thriller about a CIA "exfiltration" expert who concocts an cockamamie plan to get six stranded Americans out of Tehran after the 1979 invasion of the American embassy — by having them masquerade as a Hollywood film crew.
With 'Argo', Affleck manages to weave a detailed, though dramatized, account of a politically charged, true-life event with a skewering of Hollywood.
In the clip below, Affleck talks about him juggling three roles in the movie -- as director, producer and actor -- as well as staying true to the real story of the crisis.
In 'Argo', Affleck's character Tony Mendez enlists the help of two Hollywood veterans played by John Goodman and Alan Arkin who adds a dash of comedy into the otherwise tense film.
Mendez also works with CIA superior played by Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, who sells Mendez's idea as the “best bad idea” for the problem.\