Former President Jimmy Carter Tells Real Life Tale In Behind-The-Scenes Argo Clip

Former President Jimmy Carter gives Ben Affleck's talked-about new movie Argo a shot of credibility in this behind-the-scenes clip from the movie. The former Commander in Chief, whose presidency was hobbled by the Iranian hostage crisis — during which 52 Americans were held for 444 days from Nov. 4, 1979 to Jan. 20, 1981 — acknowledges that, as told in Argo, there were six diplomats who managed to evade capture and were spirited out of the country as the crew of a fake Canadian science-fiction movie.

Adding to the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction quotient of the movie is the character of Academy Award-winning make-up artist John Chambers (John Goodman), who, in addition to working on the Planet of the Apes movies and inventing Spock's pointy ears for Star Trek, was a CIA agent. Chambers, working with his agency colleague Tony Mendez (Affleck) played a key role in the story.

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