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Iran

We're SUING Over 'Argo' ...

It's Iranophobic Garbage!

3/13/2013 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Iran is now on the legal offensive in the wake of "Argo" ... threatening to sue Hollywood filmmakers for their "Iranophobic" portrayal of the Middle Eastern country.

Iran's state-run Press TV reports government officials have already contacted an "internationally-renowned" French lawyer named Isabelle Coutant-Peyre to file the lawsuit.

Coutant-Peyre released a statement saying, "I will defend Iran against the films like Argo, which are produced in Hollywood to distort the country's image."

For its part, Iran's Press TV said, "The Iranophobic American movie attempts to describe Iranians as overemotional, irrational, insane, and diabolical while at the same, the CIA agents are represented as heroically patriotic."

In addition to filing a lawsuit, Iran plans to fund a pro-Iran movie called "The General Staff" ... about 20 American hostages who are handed over to the U.S. by Iranian revolutionaries.

That being said ... we still think Affleck got screwed outta the Oscar for Best Director.

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IwuvTMZ    

Ok, good one!

529 days ago
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boltman83    

Argo **** yourselves!!!

529 days ago
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Carla    

I predict a preliminary court date in the year 5050. Oh, wait, that's the mental health hold that Adjmadoodoodoo head needs to be on. Anybody got a straight jacket? Anyone?

529 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

Who gives f*ck about Iran OR Argo?

529 days ago
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TNastyFunktown    

An easy fix for this would be sending over our self proclaimed ambassador, Dennis Rodman.

529 days ago
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Parker    

But you are Iranian garbage.......this guys a joke...........go tell it to someone that gives a damn!

529 days ago
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wrx7182    

**** Iran

529 days ago
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JDoors    

"The Iranophobic American movie attempts to describe Iranians as overemotional, irrational, insane, and diabolical while at the same, the CIA agents are represented as heroically patriotic."

First, way to show you don't understand movies (i.e., good guys vs. bad guys).


Second, way to show Iranians are overemotional, irrational, insane and diabolical (i.e., filing a lawsuit).


Just publish a press release explaining the factual flaws of the movie, and get on with your lives.

529 days ago
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Berserk    

They're just p!ssed because Ben shaved his beard.

529 days ago
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Cricket    

Whatever Iran. It's been common knowledge for the past 30+ years. The nation has inflicted more terrorism and brainwashing than anything positive or world changing.

529 days ago
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Ih8Taxes    

In what court? Do the families of the hostages get to sue Iran as well?

529 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Ha ha I CAN'T WAIT until we're bombing this sh!t hole country and all the anti-semitic ass holes that live there. Should have invested in a decent educational system instead of your useless military, Iranian LOSERS!

529 days ago
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Bob    

In related news: Louie Anderson is suing for being portrayed as fat and Richard Simmons for being portrayed as Gay.

529 days ago
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John Smyth    

I hear that the next movie is about the Canadian reporter Iran murdered.

529 days ago
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Mikey    

The man who chops the head off of homos calls Afleck a racist. Perfect!

529 days ago
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