‘American Sniper’ Trailer: Bradley Cooper’s Tour of Iraq

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Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was the most lethal and efficient sniper in the history of the US military, a wraith on the battlefield with 160 confirmed kills. Honorably discharged in 2009, Kyle wrote a bestselling autobiography about his experiences in Iraq, and it’s this book that forms the basis for American Sniper, the latest film from director Clint Eastwood.

Bradley Cooper portrays Kyle, and also serves as producer on the project. The first American Sniper trailer was released yesterday, and if the film is half as intense as this clip, then it could very easily rank among Eastwood’s best work.

 

American Sniper gets a limited release on Christmas Day, and expands into wide release on January 16, 2015.

From director Clint Eastwood comes AMERICAN SNIPER, starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris 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.

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