Ed Asner and Martin Sheen speak out against ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

By Vanessa Frith,

As the entertainment community gears up for the Oscars, Ed Asner and Martin Sheen appear to have joined the fight against Zero Dark thirty.

On Friday, TheCelebrityCafe.com reported on David Clennon’s negative stance towards the film that focuses on the hunt for Osama bin Laden and portrays the use of torture.

After Clennon announced that he would not be voting for Zero Dark Thirty in any category, according to The Nation , Ed Asner and Martin Sheen are reportedly planning on joining in on a letter from Clennon to the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in which they ask that voters take “matters of conscience” into consideration when filling out their ballot, according to The New York Time Carpetbagger

Asner also explained that he "would like to condemn the movie” for making it appear that torture was effective in the hunt for Osama bin Laden.”

Digital Spy reports that Asner also claims that, in reference to Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow who failed to received an Oscar nomination, "One of the brightest female directors in the business is in danger of becoming part of the system."

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