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Syriana George Clooney won an Oscar for his portrayal of an idealistic CIA agent in director Stephen Gaghan's twisty thriller about oil-industry corruption. ...SyrianaMystery and ThrillerPT126MR George Clooney won an Oscar for his portrayal of an idealistic CIA agent in director Stephen Gaghan's twisty thriller about oil-industry corruption. ...2006-06-20Amanda PeetAlexander SiddigAmanda Peet, Alexander SiddigWarner Bros.

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Syriana

Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Alexander Siddig; Director: Stephen Gaghan; Author: Robert Baer, Stephen Gaghan; Release Date Wide: 12/09/2005; Runtime (in minutes): 126; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Warner Bros.

George Clooney won an Oscar for his portrayal of an idealistic CIA agent in director Stephen Gaghan’s twisty thriller about oil-industry corruption. EXTRAS Interviews with Gaghan and the cast about Syriana’s potential to motivate change offer some meaty sound bites: Says Clooney of devout Muslims’ piety, ”Anyone that thinks you can bomb that ideal out of them…needs to travel more.” But a mere three deleted scenes (resurrecting an entirely cut character) and the superfluous second interview, ”A Conversation With George Clooney,” leave us longing for a special edition.

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