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USN Admiral Ezra Kramer was arguably the overarching antagonist in the entire cinematographic franchise (with his superior Robert Dewey as the main antagonist), serving as the overarching antagonist in the 2007 film The Bourne Ultimatum and a supporting antagonist in the 2012 film The Bourne Legacy. He was the director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the mastermind behind the crimes of Albert Hirsch and Noah Vosen.

He was portrayed by Scott Glenn.


Ezra Kramer is first seen in a meeting with Pamela Landy and her colleague Tom Cronin listening to the tape recorder that Jason Bourne left for Landy showcasing Ward Abbott's confession. Kramer surmises that Bourne may still be a threat, and therefore they should continue hunting him. Landy argues that if Bourne could hurt the agency then he would have already, to which Kramer responds that he still could.

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Ezra Kramer discussing Bourne's intentions with Landy and Cronin.

Later in the film, it is revealed that Kramer is working closely with Noah Vosen and their contingency plan if the current operation goes sideways is to pin the entire ordeal on Landy and hang her out to dry. However, when Bourne lures Vosen and his squad out of their office he manages to steal all of Vosen's top-secret documents from his safe, which reveal classified secrets regarding Operation Blackbriar and Operation Treadstone. After he gives the files to Landy she faxes the most critical ones off to a colleague in Washington, which leads to the prosecution of not only Kramer, but Vosen and Albert Hirsch as well.


  • In a deleted scene from The Bourne Ultimatum, Kramer is addressed during his trial as "Admiral Kramer".