By the Numbers: 9 things about 'Argo' you may not know

By Matt Gallant, co-host of The List

The  Oscar wining movie "Argo" swept the British Academy Film Awards and it won Best Picture at the Oscars. Here's a look at the movie - by the numbers. 

-- The Ben Affleck directed movie about a CIA operation in Iran has made $204 million  worldwide. It's made zero from Iranian theaters. 

-- Its seven Oscar nominations included best picture, and Alan Arkin for supporting actor.  Arkin has three previous nominations.  He won best supporting actor in 2007 for Little Miss Sunshine.
 
-- Ben won the Golden Globe for Best Director for "Argo," yet he won't be thanking the Academy because he wasn't even nominated for one of the five best director spots.
 
-- 7 is how old Ben Affleck was in 1979 when the Iranian hostage crisis happened.
 
-- 444 is how many days the hostages were held.  
 
-- In 1979, a gallon of gas cost 86 cents. In 2013, the average is $3.61.
 
-- During the same span, a gallon of milk has only increased from $1.62 to $3.53.   
 
-- Affleck has appeared in 55 movies, and won the Oscar for best screenplay in 1998 for "Good Will Hunting" with his BFF Matt Damon.
 
-- Affleck's directed two other feature films: "The Town" and "Gone Baby Gone," which starred his brother Casey.
 
 
 

Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Comments

Ad

Search Box

Stay Connected