01/15/2013 09:38 am ET

'Zero Dark Thirty' Actor Edgar Ramírez Talks Character And Filming Experience

In one of the year’s most highly-anticipated films, Venezuelan actor Édgar Ramírez plays a crucial role – that of a CIA ground surveillance agent charged with tracking down a contact close to feared terrorist Osama bin Laden. It is his close observation of the contact – Bin Laden’s most trusted courier – which leads to the end of what many have called this country’s most historic intelligence operation. And it’s not without a small amount of emotion that Ramírez speaks about his character and the experience of filming this celebrated – and highly controversial – movie.

“It’s a huge privilege for me to be in a movie that in 50 years will be a reference to how the world changed after 9/11,” says Ramírez. “These events changed the life of everyone on the planet. Whether we like it or not, whether we are conscious of it or not, our lives changed forever.”

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