Argo is available today on DVD/Blue Ray and probably still in movie theaters with really sticky floors for less than you’d pay a few weeks ago. It is a pretty good flick. If you don’t trust my taste in movies (you shouldn’t), you’ll be happy to hear It was nominated for an Oscar for best moving picture. I thought that John Goodman and Alan Arkin were amazing in it. In addition, there were some beautiful steeshes. Here are some of them.
Rory Cochrane played Lee Schatz, a member of the USDA stationed in Iran when people got mad at America and started rioting. I was really tired when the movie started and I don’t know much in the way of Iranian-American relationship history so I think you’re going to want to check it out for yourself to figure out why this stuff was happening. Something about the leader being too westernized or something, but he didn’t even dress like a cowboy, so it’s hard to tell.
Regardless of what was happening in the film, Rory plays a fine Schatz, assuming Schatz had a mustache and drives people crazy when they see him because people think they know him but can’t figure out from where and then they google him and realize he was Lucas from Empire Records.
Scoot McNairy played another one of those guys who was trapped in Iran waiting for Ben Affleck‘s beard to save him. I can’t really do anymore research for this post, so let’s just say his glasses are ridiculously huge, and Scoot sounds like a Canadian character on South Park would say Scott.
Zeljko Ivanek plays a guy who has a mustache in Argo. If you remember back a few months ago, he also plays a guy with a mustache in Seven Psychopaths. He looks more like a psychopath in this movie than the other.