EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Jason Clarke Talks 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 14:07
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Opening in wide release on January 11th is the critically acclaimed film Zero Dark Thirty from Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, which tells the story of the hunt and assassination of Osama bin Laden. The film is already one of the front-runners in the upcoming Oscar race and features an amazing cast of actors that includes Jessica Chastain (The Help), Jason Clarke (Lawless), Kyle Chandler (Super 8), Jennifer Ehle (Contagion), Harold Perrineau (The Matrix Reloaded), Mark Strong (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), Mark Duplass (Your Sister's Sister), Joel Edgerton (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Chris Pratt (Moneyball), Scott Atkins (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning), John Barrowman (TV's Arrow), Frank Grillo (The Grey), Mark Valley (TV's Human Target), and James Gandolfini (Killing Them Softly). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Jason Clarke to talk about his work on Zero Dark Thirty, which has placed him as a dark horse in the Oscar race for Best Supporting Actor. The Australian born actor discussed his critically acclaimed new film, how his brilliant yet short-lived TV series The Chicago Code helped him prepare for the role and even get cast in the project, his research into the CIA and their torture techniques, his character, how CIA operatives can get burned out on their work, the secrecy surrounding the movie's script, whether or not he got access to the screenplay before shooting, and the truth behind an unplanned moment in the film involving a monkey and ice cream.

To watch our exclusive interview with Jason Clarke about Zero Dark Thirty, please click on the video player above. 


A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.

Zero Dark Thirty opens in wide release on January 11th.

To watch our exclusive interview with Jessica Chastain about Zero Dark Thirty, please click here.

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