Who was the real life movie producer in Argo?

Who was the real life movie producer in Argo?

Who was the real life movie producer in Argo?

Lester Siegel

Why is Argo rated R?

Argo is rated R by the MPAA for language and some violent images. Violence: A male corpse is seen hanging from a construction crane. Still images of torture are seen.

How long did Iran held 52 hostages?

444 days

What did Sylvester Stallone win an Oscar for?

Academy Awards

Year Category Nominated work
1976 Best Actor Rocky
Best Original Screenplay
2015 Best Supporting Actor Creed

Did Jaws win an Oscar?

Jaws was followed 25 years later by Traffic as a film that won all its nominations except Best Picture….

48th Academy Awards
Produced by Howard W. Koch
Directed by Marty Pasetta
Best Picture One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi?

“Argo” is based on a 2007 Wired article called “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran,” written by Joshuah Bearman. Bearman said because the takeover of the embassy happened slowly, some employees managed to escape. Stranded in an already hostile city, they turned to Canada for help.

What happened to the 1979 Iran hostages?

On November 4, 1979, just after the Shah arrived in New York, a group of pro-Ayatollah students smashed the gates and scaled the walls of the American embassy in Tehran. Once inside, they seized 66 hostages, mostly diplomats and embassy employees. After a short period of time, 13 of these hostages were released.

What 3 Oscars did rocky win?

Rocky, American boxing film, released in 1976, that was the highest-grossing movie of that year, earning more than $117 million at the box office. It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won three, including best picture, and made its writer and lead actor, Sylvester Stallone, a star.

When was Argo declassified?

Actor and director Ben Affleck stopped by msnbc Wednesday to talk about Argo, his latest film that had the Morning Joe hosts raving. The movie is based on a CIA story that was declassified in 1997, detailing a covert operation to rescue six Americans during the hostage crisis of the Iranian Revolution.

How many American hostages were held in Iran?

Iran hostage crisis, international crisis (1979–81) in which militants in Iran seized 66 American citizens at the U.S. embassy in Tehrān and held 52 of them hostage for more than a year.

What film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1977?

Best Picture

  • Rocky. Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, Producers.
  • All the President’s Men. Walter Coblenz, Producer.
  • Bound for Glory. Robert F. Blumofe and Harold Leventhal, Producers.
  • Network. Howard Gottfried, Producer.
  • Taxi Driver. Michael Phillips and Julia Phillips, Producers.

Was Argo really that close?

Real #Argo: It didn’t happen. An early flight was picked so airline officials would be sleepy & Revolutionary Guards would still be in bed. While a dramatic last-minute chase down the runway takes place in Argo, the real operation went smoothly.

How did the Iran hostage crisis end?

The Iran hostage crisis negotiations were negotiations in 1980 and 1981 between the United States Government and the Iranian Government to end the Iranian hostage crisis. The 52 American hostages, seized from the US Embassy in Tehran in November 1979, were finally released on 20 January 1981.