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Ben Affleck visited CIA for Argo research

Ben Affleck visited CIA for Argo research

Feb 22 2013, 4:19am CST | by

Ben Affleck visited the CIA as research for 'Argo'. The 40-year-old actor and director undertook extensive investigations for his Academy Award-nominated film - which follows the real-life story of...

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Ben Affleck visited CIA for Argo research

Feb 22 2013, 4:19am CST | by

Ben Affleck visited the CIA as research for 'Argo'.

The 40-year-old actor and director undertook extensive investigations for his Academy Award-nominated film - which follows the real-life story of US diplomats taken hostage in 1979 Iran - and wanted to ensure his dramatisation remained accurate to true accounts by meeting the CIA agent he plays in the film.

He explained: ''I really liked the idea that it was a true story. I did a ton of reading and a ton of interviewing. I went to the CIA, I read all the books.

''I spent time with [CIA agent] Tony Mendez and for the first-person accounts of this, then I did a lot of researching with hostages.''

Ben - who scooped Best Director at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs earlier this month, where he also took home Best Picture - altered the facts slightly and made it so the hostages headed for the Canadian embassy instead of America.

However, Ben had no intentions of insulting the New Zealand and British diplomats involved and wanted viewers to see it as the victims having no choice as to where they went.

He continued to The Sun newspaper: ''That touches on one of the things that I struggled with long and hard, because it cast Britain and New Zealand in a way that was probably not totally fair.

''But I was trying to set up a situation where you got the sense that they had nowhere else to go, rather than get into the complication that they wanted to go here or there.''

'Argo' is the hotly tipped favourite to win Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday (24.02.13).

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Ben Affleck’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trainer, Rehan Jalali, may have revealed a few nuggets of info about the anticipated film. Before we go any further, it's worth noting that this comes from an anonymous source. Also, possible spoilers follow! According to Batman News, a reader from the site spoke with Jalali, who was recently in London. The source claims, having spoken with Jalali, that there are two batsuits in t ...
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Video: ‘Batman v Superman’ Cast Talks National Save the Bats Week

Oct 28 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Normally, environmental issues are not a big topic of discussion here on /Film. But when the star and director of one of the most anticipated films in history talks about it, well, we listen. The movie is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and director Zack Snyder, along with Batman himself, Ben Affleck, have released a video for National Save the Bats Week. In it, you’ll learn why bats are important to a healthy ecosystem, why some ...
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New BATMAN V SUPERMAN Rumors Hint at Two Batmobiles and an Armored Suit Containing Kryptonite and Missiles

Oct 28 2014 10:17am CDT | Source: Collider

As Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice prepares to wrap filming in Michigan, new rumors have surfaced regarding Batman (Ben Affleck) and his weapons.  The photos we've seen have shown some mighty glowering, but we might have some new details regarding Bats' suit and ride. However, one of these reports isn't so much of a rumor as a confirmation that Batman will have two suits.  The first is his standard costume and the other is the armor we saw during the Comic-Con p ...
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Rumor: Batman’s Second Suit Has Unique Powers In ‘Batman v Superman’; Plus A Second Batmobile

Oct 28 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: slash film

Some very cool, and very plausible, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice rumors are circulating this week. They both concern Batman, whose whole entry into the new DC Multiverse is bathed in shadow. We do know he has two Batsuits in the film. The one in the above photo as well as the Bat Armor revealed in the Comic-Con teaser (you can read about that here). What we don’t know is exactly what the Bat-Ar ...
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7 weeks ago

Batsuit, Batvoice & More "Dawn" News

Oct 28 2014 2:05am CDT | Source: dark horizons

Much like the Schumacher Batman films, it seems Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will feature a second Batsuit which Bruce Wayne will be donning during the film. Batman-News.com reports that Ben Affleck sports a traditional Batsuit, the one we've already seen, for much of the film. However, he also slip on an armored Batsuit akin to the one from Frank Miller's acclaimed comic "Th ...
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‘Batman V Superman’: New ‘Batsuit’ & Affleck’s ‘Bat-Voice’ Details

Oct 27 2014 11:22pm CDT | Source: screen rant

Reports claim 'Batman V Superman' will see Bruce Wayne gain a secret weapon, with the first description of Ben Affleck ...
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New ‘Batman V Superman’ Set Photos Reveal Iconic Batman Location

Oct 27 2014 9:27am CDT | Source: Screen Rant

The latest 'Batman V Superman' set pics expand the world of Ben Affleck's Batman by depicting an iconic location for Bruce W ...
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Ouija Scares Victory Over John Wick: Weekend Box Office Report

Oct 27 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Despite some sub-par reviews, including our Ouija review, the horror flick based on the board game came in first place at the weekend box office with a $20 million debut. With Halloween next Friday, this should hardly be a surprise as it was the only new horror flick to open wide. The Keanu Reeves action flick John Wick also did pretty darn well, coming in second with $14.2 million, Reeves biggest debut in eight years (since The Day ...
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