As many know, the movie The Sniper of Clint Eastwood this based on real events. On this occasion, we will tell you everything there is to know about Chris Kyle, the American military man, played by Bradley Cooperwhich inspired the director of other hits like The unforgivables Y The bridges of Madison. To continue; the details.
Chris Kyle, the sniper on whom Clint Eastwood based his film
It is not the first time that Clint Eastwood, talented and historical actor and film director, decides to tackle a story based on real events. Just look at the successful invictuswith Morgan Freeman in the role of South African Nelson Mandela, to appreciate the capacity he has for this genre.
In the case of american sniper (known in Spain as The Sniper and in Spanish America simply as Sniper) the person about whom events revolve is chris kyleAmerican military known for being the deadliest in his country in his discipline.
What sniper serving in the United States Army, Kyle 160 deaths are officially recognized, although many more are attributed to him. All occurred in a total of 4 operations within the framework of the US invasion of Iraq.
First of all, it is important to note that the movie is not 100% truein the sense that Eastwood freely adapts the famous soldier’s memoirs, which he published in 2012 under the title of “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military History.”
The drama of his story is precisely that, spoiler alert, Kyle can’t adjust to his life after returning from his stays in Iraq, so he has family problems and falls into alcoholism.
However, he manages to pull himself together and finds a foothold in helping colleagues who are in similar situations to his. Finally, the soldier whose full name was Christopher Scott Kyle he was killed by an ex-marine, Eddie Ray Routh, in the middle of a day of shooting.
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Moviegoers will most likely remember that There is already a movie with this name. This is the film whose title in English is The Deer Hunter and which was released in 1978, with the stellar participation of robert deniro, Christopher Walken and a very young meryl streep.
In this regard, it must be said that this movie has nothing to do with the one directed by Clint Eastwoodjust the name with which both became known in Spanish.
In the case of american sniperthe person in charge of interpreting Chris Kyle was Bradley Cooperwho gave one of the best performances of his career, so much so that he was nominated for the Oscar awards as Best Actor (lost to eddie redmayne and his work as Stephen Hawking in The theory of everything). Who also shines in this movie is Sienna Millerwho gave life to Taya Renae Kyle, Chris’s wife
As to EastwoodThere isn’t much to say about his work that hasn’t already been said. Yes, it should be noted that The sniper was a box office success: According to Box Office Mojo (by IMDbPro), the film managed a budget of nearly $59 million and grossed nearly $548 million worldwide.
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