Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF

September 11
5:21 PM 2012

Argo is a political drama film based on Tony Mendez's account of the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. The film just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and you can check out photos from the big event below!

During the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, the governments of the United States and Canada partnered to rescue six U.S. foreign service members who had evaded the hostage-taking at the takeover of the American embassy in Iran by staying in the home of the Canadian Ambassador. The governments were able to convince Iran that the six hostages were members of a film crew who were scouting the area for a movie titled Argo. The CIA's fake Production Company used real designs by comics legend Jack Kirby and Barry Ira Geller's screenplay for the upcoming film Lord of Light. Using John Chambers' idea for the caper, Mendez admitted stealing designs and screenplay from Geller's film production. Armed with professional designs and screenplay, the hostages were successfully able to escape the country under their fake identities.

TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. Our vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. What began as a ten-day film festival has grown to embrace programming 365 days a year. TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
Ben Affleck

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
Ben Affleck

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
Bryan Cranston

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
Victor Garber

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
Alan Arkin

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
Scoot McNairy

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
Rory Cochrane

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
Tate Donovan

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
John Goodman

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
Kerry Bishe

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
Ben Affleck

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
Victor Garber

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
Tate Donovan

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
Ben Affleck with the cast

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
Ben Affleck

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF
Ben Affleck

Photo Coverage: Ben Affleck, Victor Garber and More at ARGO Premiere at TIFF

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