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    Watch Now: Bearded Ben Affleck Goes Retro in New Argo Trailer

    Thanks to Gone Baby Gone and The Town, Ben Affleck has already proven himself to be quite the gifted director.

    And if this new trailer for his upcoming political thriller Argo is any indication, the guy's winning streak behind the camera will definitely continue.

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    The movie, based on a Wired magazine article revolving around the Iranian hostage crisis, focuses on the successful effort made by the CIA and the Canadian government in 1979 to rescue six U.S. diplomats from Tehran by fabricating a scenario that the six were actually part of a film crew scouting locations for a movie called Argo.

    Affleck, sporting a bushy beard (which he has since shaved off) and some retro duds, plays CIA "exfiltration" expert Tony Mendez, who cooked up the idea for the fake sci-fi flick.

    In addition to Jennifer Garner's other half, the impressive cast includes Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, Kyle Chandler, Tate Donovan and Victor Garber.

    Argo is scheduled to hit theaters Oct. 12.

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