“American Sniper” – Hollywood’s Version vs the Facts
If you've seen the movie "American Sniper", you may be wondering, "how much of that movie is the truth and how much did Hollywood add to make it a hit movie?" Which is something you should probably ask yourself whenever you see the phrase "BASED on the true story".
I read the "American Sniper" book and was still questioning the movie, so I checked what I think is a great site for questions about this stuff - HistoryvsHollywood.com.
Jason Hall - the screenwriter - did change a few things and "amped up" certain parts of the story, but I think overall he did a good job of capturing Chris Kyle's life (from what I've read) both in combat and at home. And the movie's a big hit, so - good for him, Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood -who directed "American Sniper".
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