CinemaCon: Clint Eastwood on why 'American Sniper' was so big

April 22, 2015 10:40 PM

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Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" grossed more at the domestic box office than any other film released last year — nearly $350 million.

Hollywood was stunned by the success of the film, given that it was an adult-oriented, R-rated war drama and not a superhero tent pole. But its 84-year-old director wasn’t surprised that the film so deeply touched Americans: He saw the response as a sign that the country is looking to connect with t...

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