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The traffic shots of the American convoy rolling under an overpass and encountering a traffic jam as panicked crowds flee Baghdad were shot in Spain, on a brand new highway which was not yet open to the public.
Ravi Chandrasekaran, the author of the book "Imperial Life in the Emerald City" was the former Baghdad Bureau Chief with the Washington Post.
The movie 'Green Zone' is inspired by the book "Imperial Life in the Emerald City".
Amy Ryan plays the role of Lawrie Dayne, a fictional Wall Street Journal reporter who is fed information about the possible existence of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq.
The iconic "Crossed Sword" gates of Baghdad were shot in the movie by using rented cranes. This was overlaid with CGI at a post production stage.
The director of the movie, Paul Greengrass has directed both, The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), but not the movie Bourne Identity (2002) in the same series.
The scenes of downtown Baghdad shown in the movie were actually shot in Morocco.
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