'American Sniper': The Truths And Myths About Chris Kyle
Among the constant criticism of the film "American Sniper" are questions about its authenticity. How does the film compare to the book?By Jasmine Bailey | January 24, 2015
It seems since its Christmas Day release — Clint Eastwood's film "American Sniper" based on the life of Navy Seal Chief Petty Officer, Chris Kyle — has continued to be the subject of both criticism and praise.
So how accurate was Bradley Cooper's portrayal of Kyle? We'll dispel some of the myths and make a few notes about what the movie left out. Warning: Lots of spoilers ahead.
Chris Kyle's autobiography "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History" was the basis of much of what we saw in the movie. It's worth noting why Chris Kyle decided to write "American Sniper"; his widow Taya Kyle explained the decision at the 2013 National Rifle Association conference.