Bradley Cooper has changed his appearance for “American Sniper” by gaining 40 pounds and growing a beard to star as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Cooper will be taking on a Clint Eastwood movie, which is based on a true story.
The actor’s co-star, Eric Close, talked to E! News about Cooper’s transformation.
“He put on like 40 pounds,” Close said. “He really takes this story personally and wants to do an honorable job for Chris’ memory and for his family.”
Kyle, apparently, held the U.S. record with 160 “confirmed” kills out of all the 250 “claimed” kills.
“American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History” was Kyle’s autobiography written with the help of Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice which had nearly four thousand reviews on Amazon with an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars rating given by the reviewers.
Kyle has also written another book titled, “American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Fire Arms” with writer William Doyle.
Considered to be a no.1 New York Times Best-Selling book, Kyle’s autobiography has gained a reputation that apparently could be given justice by Bradley Cooper as he was chosen for the lead role.
The autobiography has also caught the filmmakers’ attention. The Web still lists Steven Spielberg as the director of the movie, as of press time. Type American Sniper on the Google search engine and Spielberg’s name will appear as the listed director of the movie.
According to an article on contactmusic.com, initially there have been rumors Spielberg and David O. Russell were interested in directing the movie. But the two-time Oscar-winning Director Clint Eastwood has gotten the job to direct with Bradley Cooper as the lead character.