Directed by: Ben Affleck
Staring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman
An Oscar winner for best picture in 2013, this widely acclaimed film is about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis directed by and starring Ben Affleck. Although the unlikely plot appears like a far-fetched Hollywood movie, it is based on the remarkable true events surrounding the attempt to rescue six imperiled American diplomats, from Tehran. George Clooney was the producer who took on the project when the screenplay was passed on to him; the CIA led mission having been declassified in 1997.