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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)

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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)

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Author Tony Mendez arrives at the premiere of the film "Argo" at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Book cover for "Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled off the Most Audacious Rescue in History" by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio.

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Antonio Mendez poses in 'true face' at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 25, 2011. Antonio is a former chief of disguise for the CIA and a recipient of the Intelligence Star of Valor. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Antonio Mendez poses in 'true face' at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 25, 2011. Antonio is a former chief of disguise for the CIA and a recipient of the Intelligence Star of Valor. (The Washington Times)

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Book cover for "Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled off the Most Audacious Rescue in History" by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio.

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Tony Mendez, a retired disguise specialist in the CIA’s office of technical service, consulted with the screenwriter for “Argo” and took Ben Affleck, who portrays him in the movie (left), to spots where espionage moments occurred. (The Washington Times)

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Tony Mendez in disguise (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Retired CIA disguise specialist Tony Mendez