What is Ben Affleck’s Character’s Name in Argo?

In the 2012 movie Argo, what is the name of the character played by Ben Affleck?

In the thriller Argo which is also directed by Ben Affleck, the character which he plays on screen is real life CIA agent Tony Mendez.

The real life Tony Mendez was born Antonio Joseph Mendez and was a technical operations officer with the CIA.

The movie is set in Tehran during an attempted Iranian revolution, there a group of Iranian’s manage to seize the United States embassy.

Argo also stars Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman, and was made with a budget of over $44 million.

In 2013 Argo won the title of Best Film at the British Academy Film Awards while Ben Affleck was crowned Best Director.