Ben Affleck’s “Argo” lit up this year’s Toronto Film Festival, and all its stars came out to celebrate the film’s premiere.

With the release of the 1970s-set film, cineastes and critics have loudly proclaimed: Affleck is no longer plagued by his past moviemaking mistakes; he is now a respectable filmmaker.

Here, Affleck plays as Tony Mendez, a C.I.A. officer who hatched a plan to extricate six American hostages from Iran in 1979, by having them pose as a Canadian film crew. The movie, which is Affleck’s third directorial effort, may sound far-fetched but is actually based on a real-life story, first documented in a 2007 Wired article by Joshuah Bearman.

Take a look at all the stars — including a very adoring George Clooney! — who attended the film’s world premiere. “Argo” hits theaters October 12.

PHOTOS:

  • George Clooney, Stacy Keibler

    George Clooney, a producer of the film “Argo,” interacts with girlfriend Stacy Keibler at the premiere of the film at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Stacy Keibler

    Stacy Keibler turns back for photographers at the premiere of the film “Argo” at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Ben Affleck

    Ben Affleck, director, producer and a cast member of the film “Argo,” poses at the premiere of the film at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Clea DuVall

    Clea DuVall, a cast member in the film “Argo,” poses at the premiere of the film at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Alan Arkin

    Alan Arkin, a cast member in the film “Argo,” arrives with his wife Suzanne at the premiere of the film at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Jennifer Garner

    Actress Jennifer Garner poses at the premiere of the film “Argo” at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Jennifer Garner

    Actress Jennifer Garner poses at the premiere of the film “Argo” at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • George Clooney, Stacy Keibler

    George Clooney, a producer of the film “Argo,” poses with his girlfriend Stacy Keibler at the premiere of the film at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Ben Affleck

    Ben Affleck, director, producer and a cast member of the film “Argo,” fixes his tie at the premiere of the film at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • George Clooney, Stacy Keibler

    George Clooney, a producer of the film “Argo,” interacts with girlfriend Stacy Keibler at the premiere of the film at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Ben Affleck

    Ben Affleck, director, producer and a cast member of the film “Argo,” poses at the premiere of the film at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)


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