CIA agent who inspired “Argo” amazed by Oscar win

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(CBS News) WASHINGTON

CIA agent who inspired “Argo” amazed by Oscar win

Ben Affleck turned the dramatic story of a hostage rescue mission in Iran into the Oscar-winning movie “Argo.” But that story was first reported more than fifteen years ago by David Martin in 1997 (report at left). On Tuesday, Martin caught up again with the man Affleck portrayed in the movie — the CIA’s real “Master of Disguise.” If ever a spy had his cover blown, it is Tony Mendez. He traveled with his wife to the Oscars, where success is exactly the opposite of what it once was when he was known as the CIA’s “Master of Disguise.”  –>>

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