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Stationed in a covert base overseas, Jessica Chastain (center) plays a member of the elite team of spies and military operatives (Christopher Stanley, left, and Alex Corbet Burcher, right) who secretly devoted themselves to finding Osama Bin Laden in Columbia Pictures' electrifying new thriller directed by Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty."

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This film image released by Columbia Pictures shows a scene from "Zero Dark Thirty," directed by Kathryn Bigelow. In the secretive special operations community, officials are debating whether to tweak tactics for daring and risky missions involving hostage rescue and terrorist targeting that have been compromised by years of detailed news accounts and Hollywood portrayals. (Sony-Columbia Pictures via Associated Press)

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Navy SEALs raid Osama Bin Laden’s compound in “Zero Dark Thirty,” directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The film is among the American Film Institute’s Top 10 movies of the year announced Monday. (Columbia Pictures Industries via Associated Press)

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Rithy Panh, a Cambodian film director of Oscar-nominated foreign language film "The Missing Picture," and film director Kathryn Bigelow seen at 86th Academy Awards - Foreign Language Film Award Reception, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP)

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Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow wrote and directed, respectively, the film "Zero Dark Thirty," which portrayed the manhunt for terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. (Columbia Pictures)

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National Edition News Cover for November 18, 2013 - Navy SEALs see slights with their successes: Navy SEALs raid Osama Bin Laden’s compound in “Zero Dark Thirty,” directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The film is among the American Film Institute’s Top 10 movies of the year announced Monday. (Columbia Pictures Industries via Associated Press)

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Navy SEALs raid Osama Bin Laden’s compound in “Zero Dark Thirty,” directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The film is among the American Film Institute’s Top 10 movies of the year announced Monday. (Columbia Pictures Industries via Associated Press)

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This undated publicity photo released by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. shows Navy SEALs seen through the greenish glow of night vision goggles, as they prepare to breach a locked door in Osama Bin Laden's compound in Columbia Pictures' hyper-realistic new action thriller from director Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Jonathan Olley)

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This undated publicity photo released by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. shows Navy SEALs seen through the greenish glow of night vision goggles, as they prepare to breach a locked door in Osama Bin Laden's compound in Columbia Pictures' hyper-realistic new action thriller from director Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Jonathan Olley)

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This undated publicity photo released by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. shows Navy SEALs seen through the greenish glow of night vision goggles, as they prepare to breach a locked door in Osama Bin Laden's compound in Columbia Pictures' hyper-realistic new action thriller from director Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Jonathan Olley)

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Navy SEALs raid Osama Bin Laden’s compound in “Zero Dark Thirty,” directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The film is among the American Film Institute’s Top 10 movies of the year announced Monday. (Columbia Pictures Industries via Associated Press)

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Navy SEALs raid Osama Bin Laden’s compound in “Zero Dark Thirty,” directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The film is among the American Film Institute’s Top 10 movies of the year announced Monday. (Columbia Pictures Industries via Associated Press)

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"Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow, much-heralded for "The Hurt Locker," has fallen from favor among some in the Hollywood community for her new film's nonjudgmental take on what they regard as "torture." (Columbia Pictures)

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Jessica Chastain is up for a best actress Oscar for her work in "Zero Dark Thirty," directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who was not nominated. (Columbia Pictures via Associated Press)

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Jessica Chastain is up for a best actress Oscar for her work in "Zero Dark Thirty," directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who was not nominated. (Columbia Pictures via Associated Press)

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Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow wrote and directed, respectively, the film "Zero Dark Thirty," which portrayed the manhunt for terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. (Columbia Pictures)

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Navy SEALs raid Osama Bin Laden’s compound in “Zero Dark Thirty,” directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The film is among the American Film Institute’s Top 10 movies of the year announced Monday. (Columbia Pictures Industries via Associated Press)

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Navy SEALs raid Osama Bin Laden’s compound in “Zero Dark Thirty,” directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The film is among the American Film Institute’s Top 10 movies of the year announced Monday. (Columbia Pictures Industries via Associated Press)