Ben Affleck (right), a cast member and director of the film "Argo," poses with former CIA agent Tony Mendez, whom Mr. Affleck portrays in the film, backstage at the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards gala on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Ben Affleck (right), a cast member and director of the film "Argo," poses with former CIA agent Tony Mendez, whom Mr. Affleck portrays in the film, backstage at the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards gala on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)