Even before his untimely death two years ago, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle had already achieved legendary status as the most precise, and lethal, sniper in U.S. history.
And for actor Bradley Cooper, whose portrayal of Kyle in the film “American Sniper” has won him an Oscar nomination, the task of venerating Kyle’s legacy on the big screen was a tall order.
“I'm sure I got a lot wrong, but I hope that he would think at least I got enough right that it serves his purpose, which was to be of service to vets,” Cooper told “Top Line” on the red carpet of a Washington, D.C., screening of the new movie.
“His sort of mission statement in life, after being honorably discharged, was to help a vet besides just saying ‘Thank you for your service,’ which is a wonderful thing to say, but maybe actually … babysit their kids or help them with their groceries, or do anything,” Cooper said of Kyle. “A little gesture can go a long way. And if this movie can help do that, make people aware of theRead More »from ‘Plight of the soldier’: Bradley Cooper hopes to ‘inspire’ with portrayal of Chris Kyle