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Goodman, Arkin Discuss Being Directed by Ben Affleck

Stars' funny chemistry in thriller 'Argo' help bring relief to audiences while on screen.
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Transcript for Goodman, Arkin Discuss Being Directed by Ben Affleck
We're back, now, with more on ben affleck's new movie "argo." It goes after to plot hostages in iran. A couple of honchos, played by our next guests, john goodman and alan arkin. How about "the horses of achilles"? Nobody does westerns anymore. It's ancient troy. You have horses in it, it's a western. Kenny, please? It's john chambers about the office space. It doesn't matter. It's a fake movie. If I'm doing a fake movie, it's going to be a fake hit. Is a 006 on the open list? Women gather offering ecstatic libations to the sky god. "Argo" science fantasy adventure. And john goodman and alan arkin are here now. You play a real character, john chambers. A makeup artist, who worked for the cia on the side. He's the first makeup artist that won an academy award. He had a side career. He had a hobby. You see the passion you brought to this. Alan, I was wondering, you seem made for this role as the hollywood producer. That's the saddest thing ever said to me. Who's my favorite -- who did you base it on? Who did I base it on? Anybody in mind? Who is your favorite? If you want to tell us, go ahead. I'm trying to be serious. It's important stuff. I know. But you're so funny. He's like a doll. It's based on, if anybody, jack warner. Jack warner was very much like my character. What we're seeing this morning is exactly what ben affleck said we would see yesterday. We had him here yesterday. He said the two were cracking each other up all the time. We had a good time. You know, there's worse ways to make a living. What was it about this story? Well, I couldn't put the script down. It's a real page-turner. It was terrific. And you couldn't make it up. You couldn't. It was so -- you know, you're on the edge of your seat the entire movie. But then, every time you guys come back into the frame, it kind of breaks it up a little bit. You fall right down. The comic relief. Well, it's -- the movie takes place in three different places in the world. And the tensions are different in each one of the areas. Like, the stuff that takes place in iran, lives are at stake. And the stuff that takes place in washington, everybody's job is at stake. And when you come to us in hollywood, we're concerned with the -- it's all about the same event. But when you come to us, we don't have nearly as much at stake as anybody else does. So, we don't take it quite as seriously as the rest of the -- as the people in the film. Do you think that's fair to say, john? I think that's more than fair to say, alan. You're a fair man. Thank you. I want to see you guys in a movie. You need to work on something next time. We are. What? What? I forgot. He just said something. He said you're going to work on a movie together coming up soon. I don't know what it is. There's the lynx coming up. You have a lynx? Things going on around here. "Argo" opens up on friday. We're done? That's it. We didn't get into anything. What do you want to get into? Doesn't matter. Real politics.

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