Hollywood actor Affleck filming in Sultanahmet

Hollywood actor Affleck filming in Sultanahmet

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Hollywood actor Affleck filming in Sultanahmet

Ben Affleck (L) poses with Fatih Mayor Mustafa Demir during filming in Istanbul. Hürriyet photo

World-renowned Hollywood actor Ben Affleck is continuing to film his latest movie, “Argo,” which he directs and headlines, in Istanbul.

Affleck, who previously turned the streets of Istanbul’s Etiler district into Iran for the film, was in Eminönü-Sultanahmet area on Nov. 4. During the filming in Sirkeci and Karaköy, there were tight measures to prevent press members from taking photos.

Two streets in Karaköy were closed to traffic and pedestrians for the filming. Affleck was seen on the set showing artists how to use their weapons. He also ordered cake, hamburgers, cheese sandwiches, dried apricots, walnuts and almonds for the crew.

Fatih Mayor Mustafa Demir also visited the crew during the filming. Being welcomed by Affleck, Demir visited the set and took the director’s seat to view the filming.

Producer Chris Brigham said, “Now Hollywood is here. There is no one in Hollywood.”