Argo deserves high praise and admiration for a plethora of different reasons, but one of its greatest strengths happens to be one of the most invisible elements in the entire production: the very real people whose story it captures happen to be ready, willing, and able to bolster the film’s integrity. True, the details of the operation Ben Affleck dramatized in arguably his best movie to date (and certainly one of the best movies of 2012) have been declassified for years, so in making Argo he benefited significantly from the passage of time, but there’s something to be said for not only having documentations of the truth at one’s fingertips, but also firsthand accounts from the people who experienced it.
So this featurette, courtesy of Deadline, should prove pretty engrossing for fans of the film and all-around students of history. If Argo can earn the stamp of approval from the “house guests” and Tony Mendez himself, then I think that puts it several cuts above most biographical pictures. Check it out below: