Ben Affleck in "Argo," photo by Warner Bros. Pictures
Before it even opens this Friday, Ben Affleck's riveting spy thriller "Argo" has already seemingly made every critic's Oscar short list. Affleck stars in and directs the mostly true story of six Americans who escape from the U.S. Embassy at the onset of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Fortunately, the courageous Canadian Ambassador welcomes the refugees and hides them in his home. In order to extricate the "houseguests" before they're executed, the CIA attempts to pass them off as a Hollywood film crew scouting locations for a fake science fantasy adventure film called "Argo."
We all know you'll only need the edge of your seat to enjoy this tangled web, but here are five fun facts about "Argo" you may not know.