Who's Ben Affleck's favorite leading man? Ben Affleck, of course.

The actor-turned-director has just cast himself in the lead of his upcoming CIA hostage flick 'Argo,' just as he did in his bang-up bank robbery movie 'The Town.' (Hey, Clint Eastwood's done it for years and it's worked out pretty well.)

Affleck will star as Tony Mendez, the real-life CIA "ex-filtration expert" who created a fake Hollywood production in 1979 to get six Americans out of Iran.

The film is based on an April 2007 Wired magazine article, 'How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue American from Tehran.' The CIA supplied fake identities for the six hostages and claimed they were a film crew scouting a movie titled 'Argo.'
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