Donald Sutherland: President Snow
President Alma Coin : [message appears onscreen] Good evening. For those of you who don't know me, please allow me to introduce myself. I am President Alma Coin, leader of the Rebellion. I have interrupted a broadcast from your President in which he attempted to defame a brave young woman. "A face picked from the masses," he called her.
President Snow : Plucked.
President Alma Coin : As if a leader, a true leader, could be anything else. I had the privilege of knowing a small-town girl from the Seam in District 12 who survived the Hunger Games and the Quarter Quell and rose up and turned a nation of slaves into an army! Dead or alive, Katniss Everdeen will remain the face of this revolution. She will not have died for nothing.
President Snow : I wanted to tell you how very sorry I am about your sister. So wasteful. So unnecessary. Anyone could see the game was over by that point. In fact I was just about issue an official surrender when they released those parachutes.
Katniss Everdeen : You released those parachutes.
President Snow : You really think I gave the order? We both know I'm not above killing children, but I'm not wasteful. I take life for specific reasons, and there was no reason for me to destroy a pen full of Capitol children. None at all.
[coughs up blood]
President Snow : I must concede, it was a masterful move on Coin's part. The idea that I was bombing our own helpless children to hold back the rebels. It turned the last of my guards against me. There was no resistance left inside the Capitol or the mansion. Do you know it aired live? There's a particular savvy in that, isn't there? I'm sure she wasn't gunning for your sister, but... these things happen in war. My failure was in being so slow to grasp Coin's plan. She let the Capitol and the Districts destroy one another, then she stepped in to take power with 13's arsenal. Oh, make no mistake, she intends to take my place now. But... I've been watching you. And you watching me. I'm afraid we've both been played for fools.
Katniss Everdeen : I don't believe you.
President Snow : Oh, my dear Miss Everdeen. I thought we'd agreed never to lie to each other.