Warner Bros. Pictures January 16, 2013 5:00 PM
Ben Affleck As an actor an writer, Affleck has been working for more than two decades, resulting in an Oscar win for co-writing "Good Will Hunting" in 1997. "Argo" is only his third feature film as a director, but his first two efforts -- "Gone Baby Gone" and "The Town" -- were both critically acclaimed and earned acting nominations for their stars Amy Ryan and Jeremy Renner, respectively. He has by now proven himself as a filmmaker to be reckoned with. Will he earn his first Best Director nomination this year?