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Tony Mendez (IV)

Tony Mendez was born in Eureka, Nevada, USA as Antonio Joseph Mendez. He is known for his work on Argo (2012), Escape from Iran: The Hollywood Option (2005) and 70th Golden Globe Awards (2013). See full bio »
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 2012 Argo (based on a selection from "The Master of Disguise" by - as Antonio J. Mendez)
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 2012 Argo (consultant - as Antonio J. Mendez)
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 2013 Our Man in Tehran (Documentary)
 2013 Argo: Inside Story (TV Movie documentary)
 2013 70th Golden Globe Awards (TV Special)
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 2012 Rescued from Tehran: We Were There (Video documentary short)
 2005 Escape from Iran: The Hollywood Option (TV Movie documentary)
Himself, former CIA Officer (as Antonio Mendez)

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A retired CIA agent whose heroic actions during the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979-1980 inspired the award-winning film Argo (2012). The public were unaware of Mendez's actions until the operation was declassified in 1997 by President Clinton.

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