Clint Eastwood has a Christmas present for America. The exceptional director is releasing his new movie, American Sniper, on Christmas day instead of its expected 2015 release.
Clint Eastwood took over the movie after Steven Spielberg dropped out of the project. Steven Spielberg would have done a fantastic job, no doubt. But, Clint Eastwood….he’s really, really great!
American Sniper is based on the biography of Chris Kyle, who is America’s most deadly sniper in history. He has 160 confirmed kills under his belt, but he claims 255.
Chris Kyle served four tours in the Iraq War. He was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat and received numerous medals, including two Silver Star Medals, five Bronze Star Medals, one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.
Chris was awarded the Grateful Nation Award by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. He was so successful that he claims the Iraqi insurgents gave him the nickname “The Devil or Ramadi” and had a bounty on his head.
He died in February of 2013 when a man that he had been helping to overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder opened fire at a gun range that Chris was at with a friend.
Such an interesting story for Clint Eastwood to take on! With Eastwood’s magic and Christ Kyle’s story, there is sure to be an Oscar involved somewhere.
Bradley Cooper will lead the star-filled cast as Chris Kyle. Others in the movie include Sienna Miller, Max Charles, Luke Grimes and Kyle Gallner.
Clint Eastwood has been busy this year having already released his movie Jersey Boys, which has had rave reviews.
I guess that’s how the 84-year-old keeps sharp!
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