Queen of the night: Nicole Kidman's bodyguards knocked aside CIA officers at the Sundance festival.

Queen of the night: Nicole Kidman's bodyguards knocked aside CIA officers at the Sundance festival. Photo: AFP

Some of the CIA officers who helped hunt down Osama bin Laden were no match for Nicole Kidman's security detail at the Sundance Film Festival.

Greg Barker, director of the Sundance documentary Manhunt: The Search for bin Laden, came to the festival with three ex-CIA operatives interviewed in his film - Marty Martin, Cindy Storer and Nada Bakos.

While heading into a building for an interview, Barker and his CIA companions "were mowed down" by Kidman's guards.

"Suddenly, all these heavy guys ... are like, 'Get out of the way!' And they started pushing them, pushing them, forcing them through this narrow opening. It's Nicole Kidman, you know," Barker said, laughing.

"So clearly, we're here talking about taking out bin Laden, and the CIA, it does not matter compared to Nicole Kidman. I get it."

Former CIA analyst Bakos joked:"Now I know where we stand in the totem pole.

"'Thank you for your service, but get out of the way, because Nicole Kidman's gotta come through'."

Kidman was at the festival for her upcoming film Stoker.

Martin, a top CIA official who led the search for bin Laden after the September 11 attacks, quipped that he may have shared a moment with Kidman.

"Just for the record, I was not intimidated by the beefy guys at all," Martin said.

"And I also think they were a little concerned, because Nicole was probably eyeing over and thinking, 'Hey, I don't know who that guy is, but hello'."

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