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‘Snowden’ Clip: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley Debate Patriotism – Watch

The Oliver Stone-directed biopic will be released in theaters on September 16.

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They say opposites attract, and that seems to be very much the case in the latest “Snowden” clip.

In the new video from the Oliver Stone-directed biopic about the NSA whistleblower, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who portrays the title character, and Shailene Woodley, his longtime girlfriend Lindsay Mills, are seen strolling past protestors outside of the White House. Right from the beginning you can tell that the couple has opposing political views; Mills is anti-war and a liberal, while Snowden is a conservative with strong reservations.

“I don’t really like bashing my country,” Snowden says after Mills asks if the protestors have “too much independent spirit.” Mills replies to his answer by saying, “It’s my country too and right now it has blood on its hands.”

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The two continue discussing the war and the Commander-in-Chief, or who Mills calls “the moron sending [troops] to war.” Snowden gets a little fired up and tells her that she is lashing out and asks why she doesn’t question the liberal media instead of the government.

“Why is it that smart conservatives always make me so mad,” asks Mills, with Snowden replying, “Well, probably because you don’t like hearing the truth.”

While discussing politics may seems to be like a touchy subject between the two, the couple keeps a playful and flirty tone throughout the video. She even manages to hold in her frustration and give him a kiss, even if it doesn’t change his mind.

READ MORE: ‘Snowden’ Trailer: Oliver Stone And Joseph Gordon-Levitt Take Down The NSA

“Snowden” opens in theaters on September 16.

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