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Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston Chat Argo At Glittering NYC Premiere

-New York, NY - 10/09/2012 - New York Premiere of Warner Bros. New Film "Argo"

-PICTURED: John Goodman,Alan Arkin,Ben Affleck,Bryan Cranston
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-Location: Time Warner Screening Room and Porterhouse Restaurant

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Tuesday night was a celebrity bonanza at the Time Warner Center in New York's Columbus Circle for the New York premiere of director/star Ben Affleck's acclaimed Argo. Stars Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman as well as producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov were just part of the cortege of A-listers and New York glitterati who dined at the Porter House Steakhouse where Affleck held the spotlight in the bar talking to folks. Guests were divided into two screenings of the Toronto and Telluride film festivals world premiere based on the true story about a CIA agent (Affleck) who rescues six Americans hiding in the Canadian embassy at the dawn of the Iranian hostage crisis that began in November 1979. ML caught up with actor Bryan Cranston as well as Affleck at the event.
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Former President Jimmy Carter Tells Real Life Tale In Behind-The-Scenes Argo Clip

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. more »

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Ben Affleck Says Republicans 'Had A Chance' But Gives Low-Key Obama Support

Ben Affleck Says Republicans 'Had A Chance' But Gives Low-Key Obama Support

Not afraid to show off his political side, Ben Affleck is giving his take on the current U.S. Presidential campaign. Hitting the road promoting his political thriller Argo, the director and star of the film compared Republican nominee to past hopefuls who did not make it to the White House. A past ardent supporter of liberal causes and a full-fledged Obama fan four years ago, Affleck only offered tepid support for the incumbent.
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Bryan Cranston at Comic-Con: 'Breaking Bad Would Make a Bad Movie'

Bryan Cranston at Comic-Con: 'Breaking Bad Would Make a Bad Movie'

Breaking Bad got the Comic-Con treatment ahead of tonight's ultra-anticipated season premiere, with stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn and others joining series creator Vince Gilligan in San Diego to talk over all things Walter White — including how television has usurped movies' standing as the home for serious storytelling for adults. But what of the oft-discussed feature-film treatment that might be in the offing as the two-part final season commences? Movieline pal Grace Randolph was there to talk it over with the Breaking Bad team; click through for her video report.
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Bryan Cranston Adapting Crime Thriller Home Again with Breaking Bad Producer, Will Direct

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Actor Bryan Cranston attends the AMC's Premiere of "Breaking Bad" Season Four at The Chinese 6 Theatres on June 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

The insanely busy Bryan Cranston, whose upcoming slate includes Contagion, Drive, Total Recall, John Carter, Rock of Ages, Red Tails, World War Z, and Argo, has revealed plans to direct his own adaptation of David Wiltse's novel, Home Again. The crime thriller/mystery drama follows an ex-FBI agent who returns to his family in small town Nebraska only to become caught up in a murder investigation.

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GALLERY: Kate Bosworth, Ryan Gosling, and More Hit the L.A. Film Fest

GALLERY: Kate Bosworth, Ryan Gosling, and More Hit the L.A. Film Fest

Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, and Matthew McConaughey kicked things off with Richard Linklater's Bernie. Ryan Gosling, Christina Hendricks, and their Drive co-stars hit the red carpet with director Nicolas Winding Refn. Kate Bosworth & Co. presented the indie rom-com Life Happens the same night that the cast of the vogueing flick Leave it on the Dance Floor turned a rooftop party into a runway ball complete with live performances, drag queens, and wanton fabulousness. The 2011 L.A. Film Fest is in full swing, and so is Movieline's star-studded red carpet gallery! Hit the jump for a peek at the celebs (and divas) who hit the fest this weekend.

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Drive's Nicolas Winding Refn, Albert Brooks, and the Best Film Festival Introduction Maybe Ever

Drive's Nicolas Winding Refn, Albert Brooks, and the Best Film Festival Introduction Maybe Ever

Nicolas Winding Refn turned up the charm Friday night at the L.A. Film Fest, delivering a crowd-pleasing introduction for his highly anticipated crime pic, Drive. Part acceptance speech, part promotional spiel, and part comedy roast, Refn's delivery included nods to his wife Liv, Ryan Gosling, Prada menswear, a studio head in the making, his rumored Wonder Woman project, and Alejandro Jodorowsky -- wildly entertaining and all too rare, as far as these things go.

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