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The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan

The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
Actor Guy Pearce during filming of The Hurt Locker in Jordan. The movie won Best Picture at the Oscars. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)
The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
The film became the second movie filmed in Jordan to take home an Oscar. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)
The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
The Iraqi-themed war thriller took home a landslide six awards. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)
The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
The other film shot in the Arab kingdom that won an Oscar was the 1963 movie classic Lawrence of Arabia. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)
The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
Jordan provided the key backdrop to The Hurt Locker’s theme of American troops battling the endgame of the Iraq war. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)
The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
Kathryn Bigelow, the film’s director, made history after becoming the first woman to win the Oscar for Best Director in the Academy Awards’ 82-year history. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)
The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
The director paid tribute to the people of Jordan for their hospitality in her acceptance speech. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)
The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
Bigelow spent a two-month stint filming in Jordan in the summer of 2007. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)
The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
More than 150 Jordanian actors and crew worked on The Hurt Locker set. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)
The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
A further 70 film professionals were also involved, the country’s Royal Film Commission (RFC) said. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)
The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
The Hurt Locker is an independent picture. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)
The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
The film also won Oscars for the Best Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)
The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
The movie also won the Best Original Screenplay at the awards. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)
The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
The Hurt Locker managed to beat the big-budget blockbuster Avatar to the Best Picture award. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)
The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
The Hurt Locker, which was filmed on location in Jordan, follows the trials and tribulations of a US bomb disposal unit working in Iraq. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)
The Hurt Locker filming in Jordan
The film has won a total of 76 different awards to date. (The Royal Film Commission, Jordan)