On Monday, residents gleamed with pride for the hero in the movie, Tony Mendez, a Washington County Resident.
Ben Affleck stars as Mendez in the movie as a CIA agent. People in the community are proud for the Oscar award-winning picture being based on a local resident.
The movie is based on Mendez's events during the Iran hostage crisis when he helped six Americans hiding in Tehran escape.
"I'm very excited about Hollywood acknowledging a hero and the sacrificing he has done," says Pat Dattilio, a Washington County resident. "He has been a great asset to this community."
Argo also won an Oscar for Best Film Editing, and Best Adapted Screenplay.