Ben Affleck at the Argo Premiere in Beverly Hills
Ben Affleck Speaks Spanish to Promote New Movie 'Argo'
By Sugey Palomares | 10/15/2012 - 16:30

Ben Affleck was born to play a Latino on the big screen and he’s willing to prove it.

The 40-year-old actor stars as retired CIA agent Tony Mendez in the thriller Argo, which dominated the box office and earned a cool $20 million during opening weekend.

During a press junket, Ben showed off his Spanish skills and gave People en Español readers’ three reasons to watch the film.


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Tony Mendez at the Argo premiere in Washington DC
5 Things You May Not Know About Argo's Tony Mendez
By Sugey Palomares | 10/12/2012 - 13:00

Latino stories and experiences have inspired Hollywood blockbusters like Selena and El Cantante, but the latest bio-flick has nothing to do with pop stars. Real life CIA agent, Tony Mendez was responsible for the rescue of six American diplomats who were taken hostage in Iran back in the 1970s.

His real life account is the basis of the new drama-thriller played and directed by Ben Affleck, Argo. Here are some facts you may not know about this fascinating figure in U.S. history.


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