8 September 2011 10:26 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Ben Affleck’s underway on his latest acting/directing gig—the fact-based, 70s-set political thriller Argo, which focuses on a CIA agent trying to extract six Americans trapped in Iran at the height of the Iranian revolution. This in mind, a few pics of the bearded, bell-bottomed star on the film's Los Angeles set have surfaced online. While they don’t reveal too much, we do get to see Affleck conversing with co-star Alan Arkin and whipping those bulging pecs and deltoids left over from The Town into ‘70s shape with a regimen of purple Gatorade and cigarettes. Hit the jump to check out the images and for more on Argo. Affleck—who, it must be remembered, was in Surviving Christmas—has unexpectedly proven himself a very capable helmer of adult-skewing dramas with Gone Baby Gone and (the somewhat overrated) The Town. Beyond that, Argo’s got equally reliable thesp-turned-director »

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