Argo (2012)

Argo (2012)

Country: USA, UK
Language: English, German, Arabic, Persian
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Director: Ben Affleck
Screenplay: Chris Terrio, based on The Master of Disguise
by Antonio J. Mendez, The Great Escape: How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran by Joshuah Bearman
Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman
Filming dates: 2 September – 20 November 2011
Release date: 31 August 2012

Filming locations:


  • Istanbul 
    • Hagia Sophia  (the secret meeting)
    • Blue Mosque (short lead in to secreet meeting)
    • Yeni Camii (vide shot to Bosporus, in center) 
    • Bosphorus

United States of America

  • California
    • Los Angeles
      • Veterans Hospital – 1611 Plummer Street, North Hills (American embassy facade)
      • 1001 Bel Air Road (Lester Siegel’s home)
    • Beverly Hills (Lester Siegel house)
    • Burbank
      • Smoke House Restaurant – 4420 West Lakeside Drive
      • Warner Brothers Burbank Studios – 4000 Warner Boulevard (studio)
    • Ontario
      • Ontario International Airport – 2900 E. Airport Drive  (Tehran airport scenes)
  • District of Columbia
    • Washington  (State Dept and Memorial Bridge)
  • Virginia
    • McLean (establishing CIA HQ scenes)

Istanbul, Bosphorus and Sea of Marmara, Turkey

Argo (2012) trailer on IMDb



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