American Sniper is a Hollywood biographical drama and was firstly released in the US on November 11, 2014 (for the US audience only) and on January 16, 2015 for global audiences. The movie is about the very personal life of a Navy SEAL sniper of the US military who gained the title as ‘legend; for his outstanding success in the war field. Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL sniper, has saved numerous lives on different battle grounds but his war has not been finished yet. The story moves around Kyle- the deadliest marksman of the US military.
The American Sniper is directed by Hollywood legend, Clint Eastwood and Jason Hall has composed the screenplay for the movie. It is based on the autobiographical book – American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. The book is written by Chris Kyle. It is reported that the sniper killed almost over 250 people whereas 160 were officially acknowledged.
It is reported that American Sniper has turned into a commercially successful movie and have broke already several box office records in the US. By the same time, the movie has been reviewed positively by the critiques.
In the 87th Academy Awards, the American Sniper has been nominated in six categories and as the best cinema of the year. It is another success for Bradley Cooper and he gains the Oscar nomination for the third consecutive time for his role of a secret assassin of the NAVY under US Military in the American Sniper. After the limited release in the US in November, 2014, the American Sniper is now being screened on over 3500 theatre halls around the globe.
The box office gross rose dramatically in the US after the American Sniper was nominated for the Awards. The $60 million budgeted movie has globally grossed over $361,265,000 and still counting. With the grossing of over 20 million US dollars, The Wedding Singer is on the second position of the ladder. British comedy- Paddington is on the third position and the action thriller – Taken 3 is on the fourth step of the ladder which was top of the box office chart in last week.
Critiques and the film makers of the American Sniper are on the view that the movie has turn into an immediate passion for the audiences regardless their surroundings, age gender and states which is entirely unexpected for the drama movies.
Filming for the American Sniper began in Los Angeles in March, 2014 and some of the scenes have also been taped in Morocco. The Afghan village set was made in a local studio in Los Angeles. Shootings also were done in California.
The movie is principally starred by Bradley Cooper on the role of Chris Kyle with Sienna Miller against the role of Taya Renae Kyle, Max Charles as Colton Kyle, Cory Hardrict as ‘D’ / Dandridge, Sam Jaeger as Captain Martens, Luke Grimes as Marc Lee, Eric Close as DIA Agent Snead, Kyle Gallner as Goat-Winston, Jake McDorman as Ryan “Biggles” Job, Navid Negahban as Sheikh Al-Obodi, Eric Ladin as Squirrel, Rey Gallegos as Tony, Mido Hamada as The Butcher and many others.
The movie is directed by Clint Eastwood and this is his second successful movie. The American Sniper is produced by Warner Bros. in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, 22 & Indiana Pictures, Malpaso Productions, Mad Chance Productions, and RatPac-Dune Entertainment.
American Sniper, 2015 Movie Details:
Initial release: January 16, 2015 (USA)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Running time: 134 minutes
Story by: Chris Kyle
Awards: National Board of Review: Top Ten Films