"I've been with the company for twenty-four years. I was posted in Greece for fifteen. I've advised and armed the Hellenic Army. I've neutralized champions of communism. I've spent the past three years... learning *Finnish!* Which would come in handy here in Virginia, and I'm never ever sick at sea. So I wanna know why... I'm not gonna be your Helsinki station chief."
This is one of the many great and hilarious outbursts of the character played by Philip Seymour Hoffman as a CIA officer, this alone is reason enough to watch Charlie Wilson's War. A movie that is, for all intents and purposes, quite average unfortunately. With such a cast and director it had the potential to be a bureaucratic version of Lawrence of Arabia. In the end, what we are left with is a brilliant Hoffman, who dominates every scene he is in.