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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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John Smyth    

I hear the next movie is about the Canadian reporter the Iranians murdered.

558 days ago
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peter    

Its true. Argo was garbagio- total propaganda

558 days ago
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Sweet J    

well this is interesting. I have friends from Iran that came to America around the time of the incident, and they seem to have agreed with the portrayal of Iran in this movie.

558 days ago
19.

Pigweed    

Fu(k iran

558 days ago
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Nostradamus    

I think this is one of the most overrated movies in recent history. Had this not been based on a "true story" the movie was mediocre at best and definitely anti-climatic.

558 days ago
21.

Nostradamus    

Instead of just following the story of the 12 that made it out, what about the over hundred people that didn't and spent well over a year being held captive and tortured for well over a year?
I thought this was a great point made by D.Tosh.

558 days ago
22.

R    

Thank "god" we have freedom of expression here!

558 days ago
23.

tom    

Good for Iran. Didnt see the movie but considering most of hollywood is run by jew$ i can picture how this movie played out. America please wake up and realize that your country has been taken over by some zionist s***bags. Time to boycott hollywood and every other jewish run company.

558 days ago
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divinemaisy    

Good for the Iranians - get a couple of bucks for the Canadians, cause we got shafted too!

558 days ago
25.

Jackie    

As a Canadian I won't be watching it.....it's a bunch of lies apparently. The real guy who did all the work and etc.. (the Canadian played by Victor Garber) is PISSED because the movie made it look like he and Canada were just small parts of it all and I guess they made it look like the USA "saved the day"......which is BS. I guess the guy Ben Affleck played was actually only there for like TWO DAYS.

558 days ago
26.

KnuckleDragger    

Hey! Ahmadinejadabootleupyourass...SUCK IT, BITCH!

558 days ago
27.

Los Pepes    

Cant stand the both of them

558 days ago
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Los Pepes    

You couldnt pay me to see anything with Ben Ughfleck in it

558 days ago
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LAPartyMcSage    

Affleck may have gone political as a filmmaker to win favor. But he will never be able to live down Gigli and Gone Baby Gone, the 2 absolute wost films in the history of Hollywood. Matt Damon is the better and more talented of the Beantown buddies. Ben will always be Mr. B movie to me.

558 days ago
30.

BillyBurke    

This is great!

Now I am going to pay to go see the movie to help bolster the legal defense fund...

558 days ago
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