Parade: Tony Mendez Talks Argo, the CIA, and Edward Snowden

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Ben Affleck & Alan Arkin in Argo (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

Ben Affleck & Alan Arkin in Argo (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

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Tony Mendez Talks Argo, the CIA, and Edward Snowden + Win a Copy of the New Argo Blu-ray

If you’re a fan of the 2012 Academy Award Best Picture winner Argo, then you probably know the name Tony Mendez. Portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film, Mendez is the CIA officer who was instrumental in the Argo operation that helped rescue six American hostages in Tehran while posing as a Hollywood movie production. Mendez, now retired, has gone on to write several books about his time in the CIA, and hints that there’s more to come. With the Argo: The Declassified Extended Edition Blu-ray arriving in stores this week, Parade recently sat down with Mendez to discuss the film, the CIA, and Edward Snowden. Plus, at the bottom of this post, we give you a chance to win your very own copy of the release!

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