Name: Ben Affleck
Synopsis: On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage.
But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country.
Previous Golden Globe Wins: Ben Affleck has a Golden Globe win under his belt as he picked up Best Screenplay for his work on Good Will Hunting.
Previous Golden Globe Nominations: He was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Hollywoodland. Argo has also been nominated for Best Picture.
Award/Nominations for role: Ben Affleck has already been named Best Director by the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards.
He has been nominated at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, Satellite Awards and the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards.
Critics: Argo really takes Affleck’s directing to a whole new level as he infuses and mixes drama, suspense and comedy into what is practically a flawless movie. - FemaleFirst
- Ben Affleck doesn't merely direct Argo, he directs the hell out of it, nailing the quickening pace, the wayward humour, the nerve-frying suspense. There's no doubt he's crafted one of the best movies of the year. - Rolling Stone
- Ben Affleck leaps on to the A-list of directors with this relentlessly entertaining thriller, combining comedy and nerve-jangling suspense to maximum effect. - Contactmusic
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