Clint Eastwood cut Chris Kyle's death from American Sniper after request from grieving widow

February 17, 2015 9:49 AM

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It's been revealed that Clint Eastwood cut the final scene from his Iraq war biopic American Sniper, which would have played out the death of US Navy Seal Chris Kyle. The film’s subject was shot and killed at a Texas gun range, which the team behind the movie chose not to show on the request of Kyle’s grieving widow.

Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Jason Hall told the New York Daily News that Taya Kyle reached out to Eastwood, Bradley Cooper and others not to show her husband’s final moments. “Five days after Chris was murdered, [Taya] called and said, ‘This is going to be how my children remember their father, so...

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