Argo

  • Ben Affleck reportedly banned from blackjack at Las Vegas casino because he is 'too good' May 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Ben Affleck was banned from playing blackjack at a Las Vegas casino because he was "too good," a source close to the Oscar-winner said on Friday. Affleck, 41, was stopped earlier this week by security guards at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas while playing blackjack because...
  • 'Chennai Express' makes it on the world top trends list of 2013 December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's 2013 blockbuster 'Chennai Express' has managed to get a spot in Google Zeitgeist's list. 'Chennai Express' is the only Indian movie in the top trends of 2013 in the Google Zeitgeist's list, said a statement. The list highlights top trending topics. While superhero Hollywood films...
  • Ben Affleck quits the remake of 'Tell No One'? November 24, 2013

    London: Actor Ben Affleck has reportedly walked away from the Hollywood remake of French drama 'Tell No One'. The 'Argo' star-director signed on to revamp Guillaume Cannet's 2006 thriller in 2011, but it appears he is no longer attached to the project and filmmaker Gavin O'Connor is now in negotiations to...
  • Ben Affleck will be good as Batman: Stan Lee September 22, 2013

    London: Comic book legend Stan Lee is confident that actor Ben Affleck will do a good job in the role of Batman in 'Man Of Steel' sequel. Fans of the caped crusader are against Affleck, 41, and some of them have launched an online petition in a bid to force...
  • Ben Affleck designs shoe range for charity May 16, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actor Ben Affleck has reportedly designed a shoe range and its sale will benefit his charitable organisation - the Eastern Congo initiative. The 40-year-old has collaborated with shoe company Toms to launch a line of fashionable footwear. Contactmusic.com reports, $5 from each sale will go to the organisation, which...
  • Passing reference in 'Argo' rankles New Zealand March 21, 2013

    Wellington: Thirteen minutes into the movie, CIA agent Tony Mendez asks supervisor Jack O'Donnell what happened to a group of Americans when the U.S. Embassy was stormed in Tehran. "The six of them went out a back exit," O'Donnell tells Mendez, played by Ben Affleck. "Brits turned them away. Kiwis turned...
  • Director Steven Spielberg gets candid about movies March 16, 2013

    Hollywood director Steven Spielberg talks about his love for movies and what's his inspiration. ...
  • 'Life of Pi', 'Argo' encash on Oscars' glory at box office March 4, 2013

    Los Angeles: A week after grabbing the golden statuette at the Oscars, 'Life of Pi', 'Argo' and 'Silver Linings Playbook' are enjoying fresh audience interest before finishing their theatre run. Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi', which picked up four Oscars, was up by 43 per cent in its 15th weekend,...
  • 'Madras Cafe' is India's 'Argo': John Abraham March 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor John Abraham, who is currently shooting for his next home production, political thriller "Madras Cafe", says his team proudly called it the 'Argo' of India. "My studio (people) saw the rushes of the film day before yesterday and the only thing they said was - 'Thanks for this opportunity...
  • Argo: Former CIA agent happy about the film's Oscar win February 28, 2013

    Los Angeles: Tony Mendez, the former CIA agent whose real-life story has been adapted by Ben Affleck in 'Argo', is happy that the film has won an Oscar this year. The retired CIA technical operations officer made his first comment on the film's victory at the Academy Awards during an...
  • Argo: Meet embassy workers who inspired the film February 27, 2013

    'Argo' won the Oscar for the Best Picture at the Academy Awards ceremony. The film documents the covert CIA operation that rescued six Americans during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. Here are the real embassy workers who inspired the movie. ...
  • Oscars 2013: Hottest style trends from the red carpet February 26, 2013

    The Oscars are considered the superbowl of fashion and on Monday, viewers tuned in to see who is wearing what instead of who wins the trophy. ...
  • Best film Oscar for 'Argo' upsets Iran February 25, 2013

    Tehran: The best film Oscar for the CIA thriller 'Argo' has riled Iran, which says the award has unveiled the "bare politicization in Hollywood". "In the era that politicization in Hollywood was very strong, and every awards and festivals in Hollywood had paid much attention to the anti-Iranian movie 'Argo', the...
  • Oscars 2013: The most memorable quotes February 25, 2013

    Following is a collection of memorable quotes from the show and backstage: Ang Lee, Winner, Best Director, 'Life Of Pi': "Thank you movie god," Lee said to a big laugh from the audience. "I really need to share this with all 3,000 - everybody who worked with me on 'Life of...
  • Oscars 2013: Ang Lee wins Best Director for Life of Pi, Argo gets Best Picture February 25, 2013

    Among the actors, the Best Actor went to Daniel Day-Lewis for 'Lincoln' and the Best Actress award went to Jennifer Lawrence for 'Silver Linings Playbook'. ...
  • Michelle Obama announces Best Picture winner February 25, 2013

    Washington: Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the Oscars, opening the envelope that contained the name of the Best Picture winner, 'Argo.' Appearing via streaming video from the White House, Mrs. Obama said all of the nominees demonstrated that "we can overcome any obstacle." She said that message is "especially important...
  • 'Argo', 'Django Unchained' win screenplay Oscar February 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: Ben Affleck's 'Argo' walked away with the best writing - adapted screenplay award at the prestigious 85th Annual Academy Awards announced Sunday night. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino won the best original screenplay for 'Django Unchained'. 'Argo' is based on a 2007 article about the "Canadian Caper", in which Tony Mendez,...
  • 'Argo' storms to Oscar victory on night of surprises February 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: 'Argo' stormed to Best Picture victory at the Oscars on Sunday on a night of surprises that ended in disappointment for frontrunner 'Lincoln' and handed the most overall wins - four - to 'Life of Pi.' It was the first time since 'Driving Miss Daisy' in 1990 that a...
  • 'Lincoln' to 'Argo': History alive and kicking at 2013 Oscars February 24, 2013

    Los Angeles: History is alive and kicking at this year's Oscars in an unusually rich year for movies that plumb the distant and recent American past and have resonated with both audiences and voters. Four of the nine Best Picture nominees at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony - Iran hostage drama 'Argo,'...
  • Hollywood set for Oscars 2013; 'Lincoln', 'Life of Pi' lead nominations February 24, 2013

    The 85th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday night. ...
  • Oscars often miss Hollywood's greatest films, actors February 23, 2013

    People may think that in the director category, Ben Affleck got robbed by the Academy this year, but consider this: Alfred Hitchcock never won a competitive Oscar. Actor Peter O'Toole was nominated eight times but never took home the award. If that doesn't prove the Academy doesn't vote with posterity...
  • Ben Affleck visited CIA for 'Argo' research February 23, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actor-director Ben Affleck visited Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as part of his research for his Oscar-nominated film 'Argo'. The 40-year-old undertook extensive investigations for the film, which follows the real-life story of US diplomats, who were taken hostage in Iran in 1979. He wanted to ensure his dramatisation...
  • Best Picture contenders produce $2 billion box office bounty February 22, 2013

    Los Angeles: The movie studios behind this year's Best Picture nominees already have brought home a treasured prize: big box-office sales that placed the Oscar contenders among the most-watched films of 2012. The nine competitors for Hollywood's top film award sold a combined $2 billion in tickets worldwide heading into Sunday's...
  • Oscar movies are hits too, for a change February 19, 2013

    New York: How accurate is 'Zero Dark Thirty'? Is 'Lincoln' an epic of historical recreation or a high school history lesson? What did you think of 'Django Unchained'? Can we get Anne Hathaway something to eat, already? As a crop, this year's nine best picture nominees has been one of the...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty', 'Argo' win top Writers Guild Awards February 18, 2013

    Los Angeles: U.S. film and television writers gave their top two movie awards on Sunday to 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Argo' in the final Hollywood guild awards show before next week's Oscars. Writer Mark Boal won the Writers Guild of America award for Best Original Screenplay for 'Zero Dark Thirty,' which...
  • BAFTA Awards 2013: Ben Affleck's 'Argo' gets Best Film, Best Director February 11, 2013

    Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables' won four awards, including Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway. ...
  • Ben Affleck's 'Argo' wins best film at BAFTA February 11, 2013

    London: Iran-hostage drama 'Argo' continued its journey from awards-season outsider to favorite Sunday, winning three prizes, including best-picture, at the British Academy Film Awards. Ben Affleck was named best director for the based-on-reality story of a longshot plan to rescue a group of American diplomats from Iran after the 1979 Islamic...
  • Oscar night to have something for everyone: producers February 5, 2013

    Beverly Hills: With a high five from 9-year-old actress Quvenzhane Wallis, and a pledge that Oscar night will have something for everyone, the Academy Awards kicked into high gear on Monday at a luncheon for more than 160 nominees. Jennifer Lawrence, Steven Spielberg, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, Joaquin Phoenix, Kathryn Bigleow,...
  • Oscar producers aim to cut out the boring parts February 5, 2013

    Beverly Hills: The producers of the Academy Awards have good news for those watching at home: They're trying to cut out the boring parts. Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron say they watched 40 years of past ceremonies to finds ways to keep the show moving at a brisk...
  • Ben Affleck's 'Argo' wins Directors Guild top honour February 3, 2013

    Los Angeles: Ben Affleck has won the top film honor from the Directors Guild of America for his CIA thriller 'Argo,' further sealing its status as best-picture front-runner at the Academy Awards. Saturday's prize also normally would make Affleck a near shoo-in to win best-director at the Feb. 24 Oscars,...