it goliath still rules and grows. we will keep fighting him. that's our show ee you next week. welcome to "hannity." it's a brand new movie everybody's talking about. now it's been nominated for six oscars. tonight, for the hour we'll be focusing on the life of chris kyle and the blockbuster movie about his life "american sniper". >> do you ever think that you might have seen things or done some things over there that you wish you hadn't? >> oh, that's not me, no. >> what's not you? >> i was just protecting my guys. they were trying to kill our soldiers. and i'm willing to meet my creator and answer every shot that i took. >> "american sniper," the blockbuster hollywood hit details the life of navy
s.e.a.l. chris kyle, the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history. >> you have a green light. your call over. >> having accumulated 160 confirmed kills. tonight, you'll hear from chris kyle's father. an emotional interview you'll only see right here on "hannity". >> he volunteered. he wanted to do this. i knew he was doing something that he loved to do. >> plus tonight you'll hear from chris kyle's widow and what she thinks about this hollywood hit film. >> they did such a good job making it so authentic that i got to re-live some of it which is beautiful and wonderful and painful. >> a one-hour special on the life of one of our greatest american heroes starts right now. the movie "american sniper" focuses on the life and legacy of one true great american hero. joining me now are some of the people that knew chris kyle and were lucky enough to call him friend. joining us now is the author of
"lone survivor," former u.s. navy s.e.a.l. marcus luttrell former u.s. navy ranger sean parnel and jason redman. marcus you had a great movie too. i loved your movie as well. wish you got an oscar. this got six nods. thanks for being with us. >> absolutely. >> chris and i came up together in the teams from basic training best way to put it all the way through our whole careers to the time they retired us and we came back home to texas. >> yeah. i loved your movie as well. it was pretty fantastic. he has more confirmed kills than any soldier in u.s. history. did he ever talk to you about it? >> in a sense relatively i guess is the best way, it's not what we talk about. we don't sit around talk about the number we have down or what happened. i'm sure sometimes things go
down that bother us and just kind of want to get it off your chest. sure, that happened all the time. excuse me, not all the time, but every now and again. but for the most part it's one of those deals where you put in the back of your head and push forward. >> do you feel -- because i love the movie as you know "lone survivor," i love this movie too. i assume you saw the movie. do you think this accurately portrays chris? do you think this captured who he was? >> i went and saw it. i came up to new york for the red carpet deal. and i do. i think it portrayed chris. i think it captured his spirit the best that it could. i think bradley did a fantastic job. i think he worked hard. i mean, you saw how he bulked up and same with taya. sienna did a great job with taya. i think what's best is the family signed off on it.
careless what i think. >> sean, we're going to talk to chris's wife and wayne chris's dad later. tell us wa you knew about chris and your relationship and what you thought of the film. do you think it portrays him? to have more kills than any other person in history and -- pretty amazing. >> i had the honor and privilege of meeting chris in 2012 when "american sniper" came out. i met him at a boot campaign charity shooting event. we both felt like we knew each other for a long time. and we hit it off. and he was just an incredible guy. but, you know "american sniper," i think the important thing for people to realize and recognize is it captures the totality of war not just life on the battlefield for our troops. and for the most part, you know our journey truly begins when we start coming home. and i think "american sniper"
captures that. and i think everyone watching tonight should seek to make it the number one movie in the country because it's going to educate future americans on what it's like to be in iraq and afghanistan and more importantly it's going to show americans the true heroes that fought there. chris kyle's definitely one of those people. >> and lone survivor i think did the same thing, marcus, i felt for you. let me go to you. jason, how well did you know him and what do you think? did this really capture life for the people out there op the front lines fiekting these wars for us every day? >> yeah absolutely. i think it's a sense of movies like this get out there. i think american people sometimes have a misconstrued idea of what happens on the battlefield battlefield. i also think they paint warriors as thee guys all they do is thirst to go into battle. one of the things i like about american sniper is it shows the person chris was. he was an amazing sniper. he was an amazing warrior. but bigger than that he was just incredible father and brother and teammate to all of us.
and i think the american people need to see that. these are the warriors that are going out there defending the freedom of this country. and they're doing it not only for their country but bigger than that they're doing it for their families and their doing it for their fellow american citizens. >> you know, marcus, when i talk to wayne, chris's dad, he's coming up in the next segment and then his wife is coming up, he actually sat down with bradley cooper and clint eastwood and said if you dishonor my son i will open up the gates of hell against you. and i ask you because "lone survivor survivor". >> that sounds about right. >> i guess you know wayne then. i love his dad. i honestly think the world of him. when you had to go through -- you went through the process. i saw a behind the scenes where you were working with mark wahlberg. you were on the set of "lone survivor." were you feeling the same way you had to honor those people that died you were the only guy
to come back from that mission, did you feel the same sense of responsibility? >> absolutely. i mean, you got to understand, 19 of my teammates died and 19 families when we had to make sure that when "lone survivor" was made it didn't really matter what i thought. it was whether or not the families gave their blessing and whether or not they signed off that pete did a good enough job and mark and ben and all those guys pull through to bring and to capture the life of each one of those guys who died. and that's i guess, the sole difference between "lone survivor" and "american sniper," it is about chris and his family life. that obviously wasn't portrayed in "lone survivor." it's a pure -- i mean, it's war. it's on the battlefield people dying. chris's movie "american sniper," i mean, it gets into the stuff that jason talked about the family part of it. i wasn't married. and, mike, he was engaged, and
matt he was married. that's part of our world that nobody gets into. i mean, we really don't talk about. and "american sniper" brings that out and gives you kind of a snapshot of what it's like to be married to a team guy to go through war. and i think that they did a great job of capturing that part of it. >> jason what about hollywood for a minute here? i was a little ticked off when lone survivor, i think they deserved some nods. they didn't get it. but we got six nominations here. you think maybe hollywood's waking up to the fact the american people there's a market and an appetite for real life heroism, because that's what this is. it's batman, superman, spider-man, but americans want to hear the true stories of real americans protecting their freedoms. >> yeah. i mean, that's an essential element of what built this country into what it is. and unfortunately i think there's some on the left that want to paint our warriors as warmongers, i think they have these ideas that our commandos
and some of our military members sit in a darkroom at night sharpening a knife praying for war. and that's just not the case. i mean these guys are heroes because they're willing to step up and stand for something they believe in. that's what chris was willing to do marcus sean, myself. every veteran that's out there that's true heroism. going out there and having the courage to face something. >> and when you go home and i'll later, is it that hard? in other words, you're in a war zone, you go home, is there a switch you get to flip? i don't think so. i would think that's hard. here he is having to make life and death decisions and maybe killing kids and women that are about to kill or hurt his troops is it that hard as they depicted in the film? >> you know, war's a horrible thing. but i do think that most of us have the ability to compartmentalize in those moments. you are focused on the mission, bigger than that you're focused
on the guys around you. and you make those decisions to accomplish those two things, accomplish the mission and protect your men. and, you know, every mission that i was on we took out people that deserved to be taken out. they were people that were evil. they were people that would be glad to do harm to americans. when you come home, you know, i won't say that you can't put it in a box and just lock it away. but you do your best to manage it knowing that you're doing it for the right reason and doing it for the right people. >> sean, we'll give you the last word here. >> yeah, i totally agree. i mean when i was in afghanistan i was a regular infantryman. our job was to -- day in and day out. we held our ground and we killed 350 bad guys that i don't regret a day of it. the real journey for me started when we came home and when i came home. my men struggled every single day. i know that marcus and j understand that, but it's a
fight that's worth fighting but we're glad to bear that burden on behalf of america. >> all right, guys, appreciate your time. the movie is phenomenal. you're going to be on the edge of your seat the whole time. appreciate it guys. coming up next tonight on this special edition of "hannity". >> i'm here to tell you that you never get over it. you learn to live with it. and that's what we're struggling to do right now is just trying to learn to live with it. >> my emotional interviews with both chris's father, wayne, you saw right there. and his wife love drama? go on a first date. my passion is puppetry. here? i think we're done here. hate drama? go to cars.com research, price, find. only cars.com helps you get the right car without all the drama.
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we were stuck in a house until you came in. you were the one that carried me out. >> that was a clip from warner brothers blockbuster new film "american sniper" based on the life of the most lethal sniper in american history chris kyle. i sat down with chris's father wayne to talk about the film but more importantly his son's legacy. wayne, thank you for being on the program, sir. >> well, thank you, sean. i appreciate it. >> the first thing i said to you i saw the movie "american sniper," i would urge everybody to see it. i knew the story of chris ahead of time. i send my condolences, my thoughts. how many american soldiers' lives were saved because of your son? it's probably incalcuable, right?
>> yeah, he would rather know how many lives he saved than how many lives he took. it's an unknowing number. >> it's amazing. what i really liked about the movie is that it literally brings you into a situation -- the movie opens up and i won't give away the plot in any way, where your son -- and this is a true story there's a muslim woman and there's a young child, the woman takes something out of her clothing, hands it to the son. and your son who's way far away has to determine whether or not that's a bomb that they're about to use on american soldiers. i won't tell the outcome of it but that's a true story, isn't it? >> yes, sir. it sure is. and he -- you have grand kids. he had his own kids, right? >> yes, yes. he has a son and a daughter. he had both of them he may have only had his son at that time. >> and that was the type of decision -- that was what he was asked to do every day. when you had talked to him about
the things that he did, how did you react as a dad knowing the situation and the moral quandaries and dilemmas that he had to deal with. how would you react to that? >> well, things like that really didn't bother me because i knew chris was doing a job. and he volunteered. that's one thing about our military today it's all voluntary. he volunteered. he wanted to do this. and i knew he was doing something that he loved to do. >> yeah. and he would put his fellow warriors, you know ahead of everything else and save their lives and not worry about the lives that he had to take. >> yeah. you met with clint eastwood and bradley cooper before the making of this movie. and i got to chuckle. you actually told them if they
dishonored your son -- i'll let you say it in your own words. >> well, i told them, i looked both of them in the eye and i said if you do anything to dishonor my son, i'll unleash hell on you. >> i came away being thankful and appreciative that there are people like your son in this world that protect our freedoms every day. what'd you think about the movie? >> first of all, mom and dad are probably the worst critics in the world but i think both debbie and i feel that bradley cooper did an outstanding job. he put his heart and soul into it in trying to learn chris's mannerisms his speaking. i think he spent about four months constantly studying. and you can't learn something in four months that it took chris
38 years to perfect. and he had asked me ahead of time -- or i guess he said he felt like the movie would be successful if debbie and i would look at the screen and see chris there. and i told him ahead of time, i said, bradley, that's not going to happen but that doesn't make you a failure. and i called him right after we saw the movie and told him how we felt about it and thanked him for what he had done. and there was several times of the way chris or that he would look we could see chris you know, in his mannerisms. so we feel like bradley did an outstanding job. >> you know, wayne, i said this to you privately. i'll say it publicly. i can't imagine, you know, your son had more confirmed kills than any other you know, person
in our military in history. he is a true hero. he saved likely thousands and thousands of fellow soldiers lives. i can't imagine the pain that you and your wife have gone through. he is a true inspiration to me, a real life modern day american hero. the movie for me captured that about your son in every way. and i am so sorry for your loss. >> thank you, sean. i appreciate that. from both myself and my wife. it's been a struggle. it's kind of bittersweet because we're happy and glad that people still are aware of chris and see the man that he was and still is to us. but yet it hurts that, you know, there's always that constant reminder. we have reminders in our house, but when you turn tv on or you
go out in public there's always that reminder. and that pain will probably never go away. it's not -- i had a gentleman tell me just a few days after chris was killed, he said i'm here to tell you that you never get over it, you learn to live with it. and that's what we're struggling to do right now is just trying to learn to live with it. we have another son and his family that you know, we enjoy being with and take pride in them as well. >> wayne, i can see where your son chris got his strength from. he got it from you and his mom. thank you, sir for being with us. and your son is a real tribute to what courage and heroism is. thank you for being with us. we really appreciate your time. >> thank you, sean. i appreciate you. >> thank you, sir. and coming up next chris kyle's wife taya on what the movie means to her and how she
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>> live from america's news headquarters i am kelly wright. pope francis on the way home who the vatican after a slip to sri lanka and philippines. the children saw him off yelling pope franceswe love you. the highlight of the trip mass for 6 million in a downtown manila park sunday. that's the largest turnout ever for a papal visit. the new england patriots will face the seattle seahawks in super bowl 49. they beat the indianapolis colts 45-7 on sunday. meantime the seahawks about behind for much of their game against the green bay packers but went into over time 28-22. this makes seattle the first defending champion to return to the super bowl in 10 years. the game in glendale arizona
february 1st. i am kelly wright. now back to "hannity." "hannity." you've done your part. you've sacrificed enough. let somebody else go. >> let somebody else go? >> yeah. well, you find a way. you have to. okay i need you to be human again. i need you here. >> welcome back to a special edition of "hannity." that was a clip from "american sniper" chris kyle's wife spent a lot of time with bradley cooper and sienna miller to help prepare them for their roles in this movie. she gave both actors access to her personal home videos of chris. taya thanks for being with us. i really appreciate it. i guess if i was going to be portrayed movie bradley cooper would be pretty good and sienna
miller -- how do you think they captured your relationship? was that a real clip? >> i think they did a phenomenal job obviously. and taking a person's life and putting it into two hours you have to condense some things and portray some things with the right sentiment and maybe not the exact verbiage. but honestly even the words are probably accurate over a long period of time if you condensed it. certainly it gets sentiment right and bradley and sienna both did a phenomenal job of dialect and manners and heart and soul. it could not be more spot-on. >> honestly -- i know that chris's dad wasn't as happy as you are with the film. let's talk about life at home. because he had all of these deployments, more confirmed kills than any other u.s. soldier. it's a pretty amazing accomplishment and each one of those saved people's lives. when he came home did he talk about what happened? did he say i had to make this choice killing a kid killing a
woman, did he ever tell you about it? >> yeah, he told me about his experiences, but they were in clips and it was during certain times it could be just a drive down the freeway or a lot of times it was when we were with friends or somebody else and he would just let his guard down a little bit in time. but a lot of the reason he didn't share things as they were happening with me is he didn't want to scare me and he knew he'd be going back. so as much as i would tell him that my imagination is pretty powerful and, you know, i watched the news and coverage and i'm not naive to what would happen over there he felt pretty strongly that there was a time and a place to let me in on more. and so that happened as the days went by and certainly even after he got out we talked about more. but his protective nature is not something that he can really pull back. and that's part of it was him not wanting to scare me. >> so that was really a real clip in as much as after what he had four deployments? after those deployments he wants
to go back because in his mind he's thinking i've got more guys i've got to save because he knows the danger they're in and he knows he saved their lives. was that real? >> you know -- yeah absolutely. part of the beauty of chris is that he wouldn't say those things to me like, honey i'm saving lives over there. i'm making a huge difference. although i would hear those stories from other people. and, you know, i know that's what he's doing. and i would learn more over time. but, you know, when it got to the point where it was time it wasn't just me saying it's time because i need you. yes, that was absolutely a big part of it. the other part of it waswas watching his blood pressure go through the roof his body take a beating, his soul taking a hit. and really they don't typically deploy people back-to-back-to-back for ten years like they did with chris. usually you would have a shore duty in between. you know some time to decompress or have the family
get some time together. but with him, you know, i think the exact words were i heard needs of the navy. that's not exactly the people he served directly with in his platoon or team but there are people right outside of that like a master chief who maybe hasn't seen combat making those decisions and he felt like they needed chris there. and i don't want to drag this on too long but i will tell you chris did even after he got out there was always a bittersweet part of that. you know, the part he did always feel like he let his country down in not continuing to be on the battlefield regardless of his cost. >> what an incredible hero and record hard to imagine he felt he didn't do enough. i want to talk about the hard part of this, explain when he finally decided all right, i'm going to stay home, i got my wife, i got my kids. he struggled a little bit at least according to the depiction in the film. and he found an outlet for this. and that leads us to a really heart wrenching sad ending. talk about that in your own words and the lead-up to that.
>> it's a really interesting thing. and chris was a very intelligent person even though he never liked me to say that to people. but, you know, he did go through a hard time. and i think it took us both by surprise. he knew he would have a hard time getting out, but to the level that it was difficult was surprising to me. that what we learned and what i heard him say later on, you know, toward the end of his life was he would tell people i'm never going to tell somebody to get out of the military. but i will tell them if they choose to and they need to, they will find more joy and contentment in their family than they ever imagined. and i feel like that's a pretty powerful statement and encourages people, you know to know there is more to life than just what they have there. and i want to be very clear that i'm not saying they shouldn't serve and chris wasn't saying that. just if they needed to, you know comforting them in that it's okay there will be life after this. but i think everybody goes through a year or two of really
difficult time transitioning back to the lack of the brotherhood, the lack of having people who would die for you in your workplace every day. it's a huge transition. >> explain you know it's so sad considering all that he'd been through and all the time that he spent in theater in a war zone, explain the circumstances surrounding his death. >> you know, i'll never know a way to justify it or have it make sense. you know, i still have the few sentences that run through my mind without me being able to really control them and it doesn't make any sense or i don't understand. and i think that's a common thing for people who are grieving or lose someone unexpectedly to feel for quite a long time. i think the horror of it really is that, you know, this man this evil took the lives of two really good men.
you know chad littlefield was a father and husband and a good friend. and chris was the same. and they were just there trying to help him. so i think the horror of it is that they were there trying to help and that somebody could turn his gun and intentionally kill two people in cold blood that's where the horror is i think, for me. and at the same time i think maybe it was always in some way chris was going to die the way he lived, serving others because that was such a big part of him. >> listen, taya thank you for being with us. your husband was a great hero. i mean, i think everybody should see this movie. it is an amazing tribute to chris, to the military and also to people like yourself because you sacrifice a lot as well as did your kids in the process allowing these guys to serve their country the way they do. so thank you for being with us. really appreciate it. >> thank you, sean. i will say that maybe it's not just our story, it's a story of a lot of veterans too. i hope they feel that way when
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to learn more or support the cause, go to huntsmancancer.org. ♪ ♪ they don't get the training we do. half these guys were civilians six months ago. >> let's coach them up. >> can't do that. we need you on overwatch. >> come on if i'm on the street, mark -- >> deadliest job here man. you got some sort of savior complex? >> i just want to get the bad guy. if i can't see them i can't shoot them. >> that was another clip from "american sniper" and for his extraordinary work bradley cooper has been nominated for the oscar for best actor for his portrayal of chris kyle in this film. recently mike tamaro interviewed bradley cooper about the role. take a look. >> did you have a chance to get to really know him? >> no i didn't. i talked to him once on the
phone, he was horribly murdered two days after we turned in the script. we thought we'd basically move in with them but everything changed. i have to say it was an incredible amount of resourceful material. i feel like i know him. i always have to stop myself and say no i feel like i know him so well, which is interesting. it's pretty simple in the sense there was always one clear idea that we always had that it was a character study and chris is a charismatic guy and his story serves for everybody's story who has to deal with the fact of going over as they say in theater in the struggle that men and women military servicemen and women have to do. and the toll it takes on families. so anybody watching the movie if they don't know anybody's in the military maybe they'll think twice when they pass somebody in the airport and say, well, people are coming back and we have to take care of them. we were lucky that taya kyle chris's wife opened up their lives to us. she gave us their e-mail
exchanges, reports from iraq is invaluable. so many home videos for the four tours because never know when he was going to come back quite frankly. because we had all this great source material it was like a treasure chest for us. >> joining me now is the vice president of marketing here at the fox news channel in the fox light michael tamaro. >> good to see you. >> you got a really hard job. sienna miller, bradley cooper, you go to the oscars, right? >> someone has to do it so you don't have to sean. >> you even look hollywood now. >> oh, please be kind. >> you've got gel, the black jacket. >> don't hold it against me. >> no, look somebody asks me my favorite movie, i'm going to say gladiator, braveheart, passion of the christ, even go back to ben herr. i got to add this movie. i just loved it. >> i'm right there with you. let's be honest this is one of those movies hollywood could have gotten wrong in so many
ways and we'd be sitting here having a very different segment. >> i'd be angry. >> but it's due to guys like bradley cooper completely dedicate todayd to this project. >> this isn't what he does, this is what he does, he does movies and he's great at it. it's funny what chris's father said wayne, to me which is i'll open up the gate to hell, says it to bradley cooper and clint eastwood. >> somehow i don't think clint was that worried. >> but the conversation, the fact that bradley cooper cared that much. >> yeah. >> if i had to guess he's probably a hollywood liberal doesn't like me too much. >> had to guess. >> i don't know. this was a real passion project for him. he gained 40-plus pounds and all that. there has been some criticism from the left about this movie. and he blasted them the other night saying you know what guys, this is not about debating
the war. this is about a character portrait, a man and the men and women who serve in the army and their families. >> like mark wahlberg and marcus luttrell in "lone survivor," these guys really cared. bradley cooper telling the father i want to get this right for you. that was amazing. let me go to bradley cooper telling daily beast he hopes "american sniper" sheds some light on what the american service members have to go through every day. if it's not this movie i hope to god another movie will come out where it will shed light on the fact what servicemen and women have to go through and that we need to pay attention to our vets. the reality is people come home and we have to take care of them. and actually chris was doing that. he was taking care of other people. >> i tell everyone who asks me what this movie is like as tough as some of the battle scenes are in this movie and some of them are very tough, the toughest moments in this movie is when he's home. there's that great line when he comes back from his first tour
of duty and his wife can see he's a little removed and she says, look, you have a duty to come home, to be here. >> that was pretty powerful. it was. i thought they had great chemistry. sometimes you have people put together and they're awful. >> even off camera him and sienna miller are fantastic. >> i interviewed sienna -- i'm giving you a hard time. >> you can do it. >> clint eastwood on the red carpet talks about chris kyle. here's what he said. >> what do you hope people will take away or hope to take away from this movie? >> just the understanding of the problems of conducting a war or conducting and being somebody who's considered a good soldier or in this case a navy personnel, navy s.e.a.l. and being good at a job and then having to go home and having to leave and turn around and leave the family with great kids and
great wife and parents and everything. i've met them all. they were fantastic. i don't know how he did it. >> they all cared about -- i think they cared more about what the family thought than what the audience thinks. >> absolutely. everyone i spoke to all said the same thing. there's more pressure when they're working and trying to portray real people than fictional characters. they really all felt that and took it very seriously. >> i totally agree with you. all right. what did you get out of when you interviewed these actors what did they tell you what was motivating them for this movie? in other words you sit down talk with them you get to sit down with the biggest hollywood actors and actresses. >> honor, yeah. >> but seriously. >> i think they all want to get it right. and their love and passion for what chris did and what he stood for that really motivated to nail it and to take a great deal of care with it. and when you watch the movie it comes across. i can totally see it again. >> what's the next project? who are you interviewing next?
>> the sags. screen actors guild. >> come on. whatever. >> join me on the red carpet. it will be fun. >> i don't think i'd be invited. i'd be booed on the red carpet if that ever happened. >> you'd be surprised you have a lot of friends out there. >> there's a whole group of us. >> there's a whole group, there are. i hear about you all the time when i'm out there. >> great work. good to see you. appreciate i. coming up, besides best actor american sniper received five more oscar nominations six in total but basically snubbed by the golden globes. why is that? we'll explain after the break. ♪ nice! gr-reat! a shot like that... calls for a post-game celebration. share what you love with who you love. kellogg's frosted flakes. they're gr-r-reat!
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the kids are dying to see you. it's been >> the kids are dieing to see you, it's been nine months. >> i'm not coming home. >> are you all right? >> yes. yeah, i'm good. >> come home. okay? we miss you. >> american sniper received six oscar nominations. but the film was snubbed by the golden globes so how does it get so many awards from one show and
0 from another? here with reaction is chloe malas. >> you just got married? >> i did. moving on to this movie -- >> how are you? >> great movie. >> loved it. it opened in new york and l.a. early. everybody has to wait until two days to come out but it came out on christmas day in new york. i just fell in love with the film. it's a great movie. i believe this is going to win best picture. but it should win best picture, there are other movies like "grand budapest" hotel and "birdman". they are big contenders >> how does the golden globe shut it out and oscars give it? how do they do? >> golden globes does not mean anything when it comes to oscars. people believe that if it wins a
golden globe you're a shoe in for oscars they're not related the people that vote for the golden globes is the hollywood foreign press about 100 people. who actually snubbed you know "unbroken", an american film. "american sniper" . >> i liked "unbroken". >> i loved it, too. i mean those are pretty american movies. that is kind of surprising but the oscars, look at that. six nominations that tells you something. and bradley cooper? i thought he's amazing. >> importantly his wife, and his father, both like what bradley cooper did and felt it honored their husband and son. >> bradley has given numerous interviews he's said he watched countless interviews on chris. he actually read all of the e
mails between them while he was overseas. he felt like he was actually the mouthpiece for him. he felt like he was becoming him. and watching the movie is so believable. such a great job. everybody from editing sound mixing just adap tags of the film. clint eastwood has a director did another amazing job. >> he had an easier job in "dallas buyers club". he gained 40 pounds. >> he said he spoke to clint eastwood and said i'm going to gain weight don't you think i should clint was like, it's up to you. do whatever you want. he said clint has a really interesting way he districts. he's just turn the camera on and he doesn't say go. so it's just catching you in natural moments. you see that in this movie. >> yeah.
that is what kind of struck me in the whole thing the hard part imagine the life of a sniper. i'm going to tell you how the movie opens but not going to give it away. movie opens with bradley cooper playing chris kyle. looking through a scope. and he's got to make a decision. does he shoot a young kid and woman? and you don't get the answer right away. that is how it starts. and he's being told your call. you know? he's got to make the decision is what the woman passing to that kid something that is going to be used to kill american troops? that is everything that you would think hollywood wants. real life. drama. decision making. you know? you're on the edge of your seat. >> you are. the movie is suspenseful. also so relatable. if you're watching this film,
you all of a sudden connect with the american troops. it just makes you walk out of that movie and say i'm so proud to be an american. i now, if you didn't already, get why they do what they do. and it's just unbelievable. i'm telling you when that movie ended you couldn't could hear a pin drop. >> thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> congratulations, too. >> thank you. >> coming up, final thoughts and the question of the day, right after the break. shopping online is as easy as it gets. wouldn't it be great if hiring plumbers, carpenters and even piano tuners were just as simple? thanks to angie's list now it is. start shopping online from a list of top-rated providers. visit angieslist.com today.
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to start and run your business. legalzoom. legal help is here. welcome back time for the question of the day. do you think american sniper will win best picture? my vote is for american sniper. it has everything you want in a movie. it's entertaining and fast moving. importantly it's real life. and i think it's about time hollywood do more of these movies. it's heroism bravery and it's remarkable. it's been an honor to meet the
family of chris kyle we want to know what you think. let us know. thanks for watching for this special edition i hope have you a great night. night. writing to "the factor." remember the spin stops here cause we're looking out for you. welcome to a "the kelly file" special everybody. taking on terror is the name of this evening. i'm martha maccallum in more megyn kelly. in the aftermath of jihadists going on a terror rampage in paris and with the threat of similar attacks looming large here in the united states, there's one key question that's gone largely unanswered. what is america's strategy for fighting all of this? [ inaudible ] >> chilling words after the killings in paris focusing