Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Poster

Jessica Chastain: Maya



  • Maya : [to Navy SEALs]  Quite frankly, I didn't even want to use you guys, with your dip and velcro and all your gear bullshit. I wanted to drop a bomb. But people didn't believe in this lead enough to drop a bomb. So they're using you guys as canaries. And, in theory, if bin Laden isn't there, you can sneak away and no one will be the wiser. But bin Laden is there. And you're going to kill him for me.

  • C.I.A. Director : What's this - this cluster of buildings down here?

    George : The PMA - it's the Pakistani Military Academy.

    C.I.A. Director : [looks at him incredulously] 

    George : It's their West Point.

    C.I.A. Director : And how close is it to the house?

    George : About a mile.

    Maya : Four thousand, two hundred, twenty one feet; it's closer to eight-tenths of a mile.

    C.I.A. Director : Who are you?

    Maya : I'm the motherfucker that found this place. Sir.

  • Maya : [slightly irritated]  So what does this Baluchi guy look like?

    Abu Faraj al-Libbi : Tall, long white beard, thin, walks with a cane.

    Maya : [smirks]  Kinda like Gandalf.

    Abu Faraj al-Libbi : Who?

  • Maya : So, you agree with me now, this is important?

    Tim - Station Chief : No, I just learned from my predecessor that life is better when I don't disagree with you.

  • Maya : I'm going to smoke everyone involved in this op and then I'm going to kill bin Laden.

  • Maya : 100% he's there. OK, 95%, 'cause I know certainty freaks you guys out, but it's 100.

  • C.I.A. Director : May I join you?

    [sits down] 

    C.I.A. Director : How is the food down here anyway?

    Maya : Uh, it's okay.

    C.I.A. Director : How long have you worked for the CIA?

    Maya : Twelve years. I was recruited out of high school.

    C.I.A. Director : Do you know why we did that?

    Maya : I don't think I can answer that question, sir. I don't think I'm... allowed to... answer.

    C.I.A. Director : Alright. What else have you done for us? Besides Bin Laden?

    Maya : Nothing. I've done nothing else.

    C.I.A. Director : Well, you certainly have a flair for it.

  • Maya : You can't run a global network of interconnected cells from a cave.

  • Joseph Bradley : How do you like Pakistan so far?

    Maya : It's kinda fucked up.

  • Maya : Don't eat out, it's too dangerous.

  • Jessica : Where's Jack?

    Maya : Probably stuck in some checkpoint somewhere.

    Jessica : You two hooked up yet?

    Maya : Hello, I work with him. I'm not that girl that fucks. It's unbecoming.

    Jessica : So? Little fooling around wouldn't hurt you.

  • Dan : State your request.

    Maya : Move Heaven and Earth and bring me this fuckng Sayeed's family phone number.

    Dan : Okay, I'll go and talk to "The Wolf."

  • Ammar : Please help me.

    Maya : You can help yourself by being truthful.

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