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After publicly criticizing "Zero Dark Thirty" -- the film by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow about the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden -- the CIA has taken steps to debunk some "Hollywood myths."

The agency outlined "Hollywood myths vs. the real CIA" in a Friday press release covering such topics as spies, arrests and foreign policy.

"While the CIA may have cool spy tools that even James Bond would be proud to use, such as a robot fish that samples water and insect-sized listening devices, the CIA is a lot different than Hollywood portrays it to be," the release said.

Acting CIA Director Michael Morell previously addressed the film's depiction of interrogation methods used during the course of the successful manhunt for Osama Bin Laden, including controversial torture scenes.

"What I want you to know is that Zero Dark Thirty is a dramatization, not a realistic portrayal of the facts, »

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