James Gandolfini plays Leon Panetta in “Zero Dark Thirty.” (Jonathan Olley/Columbia Pictures)


“You know what? I lived it.”

The real Panetta (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Leon Panetta when asked by reporters Monday what he thought of “Zero Dark Thirty,” in which James Gandolfini in a toupee portrays the then-CIA chief at the time of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound. Panetta told Pentagon reporters he hasn’t seen the movie yet.

Earlier: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ review by Ann Hornaday, 1/11/13

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ screening in Washington with Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow subdued by torture debate, 1/9/13

A CIA veteran on ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and torture, 1/3/13

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