‘Argo’ Recruits John Goodman

The actor will portray a Hollywood makeup artist who plays a part in the U.S. government's unique plan to rescue six hostages from Iran.
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John Goodman will star as a makeup artist in ArgoJohn Goodman is in talks to join the cast of Ben Affleck's drama Argo for Warner Bros. We reported two weeks ago that Alan Arkin is the first cast member aboard this true-story drama.

The story is based off a 2007 Wired magazine article, which details the intriguing plan hatched by the CIA, the Canadian government, and the movie industry to rescue six American hostages in Iran. The ploy involved convincing the hostage-takers that the hostages were actually crew members doing a location scout in Iran for a Hollywood movie entitled Argo. When the Iranians were convinced of these fake identities, the hostages, who were American diplomats, were allowed to leave the country.

John Goodman will play Oscar-winning makeup artist John Chambers, who helped sell the fake movie ruse to the Iranians. Alan Arkin is portraying Hollywood movie producer Lester Siegel in the drama.

Ben Affleck is directing Argo from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, which he adapted from the Joshuah Bearman Wired magazine article. George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing through their Smoke House Productions banner.

No production schedule was given for Argo.

Argo was released October 12th, 2012.


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  • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

    wow i met this guy at a subways about a month ago. He had quite an attitude, but great actor


    • rojodiablo • 4 years ago

      I would think a lot of great actors will be lining up to work with Ben, especially after the success of "The Town".


      • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

        @thedude-abides Hell yeah!


        • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

          @dan1 Me too. I'm tight on money, otherwise I'd already have 'em...


          • dan1 • 4 years ago

            @thedude-abides I feel the same. He has tremendous potential behind the camera. Which reminds me, I need to pick up the Blu Rays of both Gone Baby Gone and The Town.


            • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

              Affleck should just stay behind the camera from now on. He's a tremendous actor, and unfairly scrutinized for being just another pretty face, in my opinion. But if I had my choice of Affleck the actor vs. Affleck the director, I'd take Affleck the director every time. That's not to say he's a bad actor; that's to say he's a f*cking great director.


              • jimthar • 4 years ago

                affleck has turned into a fantastic director. i'll watch this.


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