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Stephen Colbert asks Kathryn Bigelow the tough questions about her film "Zero Dark Thirty"

By Prachi Gupta
January 23, 2013 7:13PM (UTC)
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Comedian Stephen Colbert challenges director Kathryn Bigelow on truthfulness of her controversial movie, "Zero Dark Thirty," saying: "Americans don't read books or newspapers. Americans go to movies, and this depiction of the torture, the investigation, the catching of bin Laden, is going to be our record just as surely as Jim Caviezel died for our sins."

Watch her defense, below:


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