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The movie was fake. The mission was real.

Argo is a drama film released in 2012. The film stars Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez, Bryan Cranston as Jack O'Donnell and Alan Arkin as Lester Siegel. Argo was produced for $45,000,000. Since it's release it has grossed over $136,000,000 in ticket sales.

Argo was recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences in six categories. It won the Oscar for film editing , best picture and writing (adapted screenplay). It was also an Oscar nominee for music (original score), sound editing and sound mixing.

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" It's got horses in it, it's a Western.
Lester Siegel


In reality 'Tony Mendez (IV)' (qv) was only in Tehran for a day and a half.

Filming Locations

McLean, Virginia, USA

Beverly Hills, California, USA

Smokehouse Restaurant - 4420 West Lakeside Drive, Burbank, California, USA

Veterans Hospital - 1611 Plummer Street, North Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA

California, USA


Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Yeni Camii, Istanbul

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

1001 Bel Air Road, Los Angeles, California, USA

Istanbul, Turkey

Los Angeles, California, USA

Ontario International Airport - 2900 E. Airport Drive, Ontario, California, USA

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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