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Actor Bradley Cooper portrays Chris Kyle in the movie American Sniper

Warner Bros. Pictures released a 2-minute 22-second clip from its upcoming movie, American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.

The movie, adapted from the book of the same name and directed by Clint Eastwood, details the life of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms.

His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents.

He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

American Sniper stars Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman, Luke Grimes, Navid Negahban and Keir O’Donnell. It’s slated to open in theaters January 16, 2015.

The Shooter’s Log has previously covered several elements of Kyle’s life and passing.

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Comments (20)

  1. Read of his service when he was killed. Greatly saddened by his loss. America is diminished by his passing. Read the book narrated by him. Loved it, HELL YES I’m gonna see it.

  2. Tom Berenger’ s character in platoon said it best. Politicians fight this war with one hand tied around their balls

  3. I met Kyle in 2003 in Iraq. I commented on a sailor being so far from the water and found a good hide for him. We got along well. Chris loved his son. His eyes would glass up when he thought about him. I hope his son knows. I always thought I would see Chis again. I guess the movie will be as close as I can get in this life. Thank you, Mr Eastwood.

  4. If they tell the Chris Kyle stories and leave all the BS Hollywood garbage out of it It should be a good movie about a Hero that gave everything for Me You and his Country.

    1. The article lists Clint Eastwood as the director, and I hope he comes through without watering down the factual life of Kyle. I read Kyle’s book a couple of years ago. It was fascinating.

  5. I with the military wasnt a bunch of yes men. They took an oath to defend us from both foreign and domestic enemies yet they take orders from the traitors in the white house that are continually attacking the constitution and american people. They are nothing but yellow yes men. They ignored their oaths and its sickening and embarrassing to serve today.

    1. Stop grouping all the people of the military together. You have to gain rank to make a diferance and you don’t gain rank by disobeying every order you get. We serve so you can call us yellow. Why not join the military insted of complaining about the volunteers that put your freedom first. Peace and freedom.

  6. Armchair quarterbacks- thats all anyone is- backseat driving, second guessing, I woulda done it this way (in my mind) a-holes. This is the end my friends- the end of a great nation subdued by intellectual liberal minds with zero experience or TRUE knowledge. So go back to watching tv and leave the real world to the professionals in the military.

  7. There is a reason why they say war is hell. You have to take the cuffs off our troops if you really want to win! Our government hasn’t wanted to win since ww2!

  8. I’ve read up on this guy, and knowing what I now know of him, this movie will be a hard watch. To think that Chris and Marcus Luttrell (Lone Survivor) were buddies and what the two of them have faced, over in that Hell hole, for all of us sitting safe and snug Stateside, is friggin amazing. I’m a Proud American Male and would gladly admit to considering these guys my Hero. I took my 10 year old son to watch Lone Survivor and made sure he understood exactly what our men and women of the US Military sacrifice every second of every day. I don’t take this crap lightly and will definitely be taking my son to watch this film honoring Chris’ story, and even though Bradley Cooper usually has me laughing my ass off in movies like the Hangover, I damn well know he’ll have me on the verge of tears watching this one. RIP and God Bless you Chris!

  9. In the 60’s I was trained by a sergeant who was at the Chosin Reservoir in Korea and his motto was, “Kill ’em all.” According to him, “The little gooks grow up to be big gooks and then they kill your buddies.” Unfortunately we learned that lesson in Viet Nam too and that’s what it has gotten to in guerilla warfare.

    I agree with you, Jim, nail her, then the kid and when that S. O. B. with the cell phone shows his face again put one right between his horns. There’s a good possibility that that round the kid is carrying is wired to the guy with the cell phone.

  10. It’s my understanding that unless an RPG round does not have a fuse and detonation device its useless without the launcher. Do you shoot the kid to keep him from delivering the round to someone who has a launcher? Is there a remote detonating device on it? The kid does not know the gravity of the situation. I say, “shoot the woman right away, then follow up on the boy.” There is no doubt the *@tch is dirty. The “do not shoot unless fired upon doctrine” never applied to RPGs.

  11. Well this movie should help Kyle’s family after they were sued (and won) by Jesse Ventura. I’d like to see that crap play out… But then again, it isn’t about him. It is about a real, true American Hero not crap heads like JV.

  12. Ross: that’s what it has become; ‘rules of engagement,’ something we have to observe that they don’t. I think we both agree it’s bullshit but I think if Clint Eastwood is behind this movie it’s going to be great.

  13. Rules of engagement place us at risk set up by politicians who know shit about what goes on. It is a book all should read and realize snipers are a rare and valuable breed. Despite all Chris Kyle went through in harm’s way, he comes home a hero to be shot by a young veteran at a shooting range trying to help him overcome post traumatic stress. That act alone stole our top gun in an act of confusion and psychological stress. Having gone through all the deployments, countless times with his life on the line to die stateside in a manner is truly an act of unselfish bravado and so heartbreaking, my insides turned when I heard of his passing. God bless him, his family, his compatriots and all who have placed their life on the line to be correct in engaging IS a point many do not know. It saddens me, and I don’t know if I could tolerate the whole movie knowing his demise. Let’ imbed some of our illustrious, pen pushing legislators and our Leader in a Chief in similar situations. St. Michael, protect us.

  14. I have never seen anything so g—-d—- stupid in all my life. The man is put out there as a sniper, he sees someone obviously watching troop movements. He has a brief window to shoot him in and he has to call for permission. No wonder we’re not winning over there. What a stupid way to run a war

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