Born on March 26, 1934
From New York, New York
Alan Arkin as "Lester Siegel"
On Nov. 4, 1979, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, taking 66 American hostages. Amid the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge with the Canadian ambassador. Knowing that it's just a matter of time before the refugees are found and likely executed, the U.S. government calls on extractor Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to rescue them. Mendez's plan is to pose as a Hollywood producer scouting locations in Iran and train the refugees to act as his "film" crew.
|Academy Award (2012)||Nominated||Actor in a Supporting Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)||Nominated||Supporting Actor|
|Golden Globe (2012)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)||Won||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role|