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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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Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman revealedDay 3 of Comic-Con is traditionally the biggest day of the Con, and it kicked off in spectacular fashion today when Zack Snyder dropped by and brought with him the first footage from the currently-filming Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.The panel began with concept art from the film - quick shots of Batman standing by his Batmobile, a shot of Superman stumbling out of a ship in what appeared to be an Arctic tundra while carrying someone in his a ...
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Zack Snyder and the stars of his “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (including Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot) showed up at Comic Con today, and from all the reports from those in attendance, the panel wowed the fanboys and fangirls with a short teaser for the 2016 movie. Then later, online blogs got this first look at Gadot in full Wonder Woman costume. So what do you think, boys? Is she worth fighting over? ...
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Watch Biz Markie and Channing Tatum Sing ‘Just a Friend’ at Comic-Con

Jul 26 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: yahoo

One of the best things about San Diego Comic-Con is the random, absolutely unexpected moments. While it wasn’t announced – and sure, it’s a much bigger deal in the grand scheme of things – we all knew Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. were going to trot out Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot for a first look at the Batman v. Superman cast together. What absolutely no one could’ve predicted was a surprise appea ...
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