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Who Is Chris Kyle? Meet the 'American Sniper' Played By Bradley Cooper

American Sniper is being released this weekend with Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper playing the real life Chris Kyle, a United States Navy SEAL who was tragically killed two years ago.

Chris, who was 38 at the time of his death, served as a Navy SEAL from 1999 to 2009, with four tours served in the latest Iraq war. Chris is known as the most successful sniper in American military history, with 160 confirmed kills and 255 claimed kills. Chris also received many military honors including the Bronze and Silver Star.

During his time in Iraq, Chris‘ wife Taya Kyle gave birth to their son. Chris made the decision to leave the SEALS and was honorably discharged in 2009.

On February 2, 2013, Chris and a friend Chad Littlefield were both shot at Rough Creek Ranch-Lodge-Resort in Texas by Marine Corps veteran Eddie Ray Routh. Chris and Chad were attempting to help him cope with PTSD at the time.

American Sniper, also starring Sienna Miller, hits theaters nationwide tomorrow.

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Bradley Cooper Joins the Real Taya Kyle at 'Sniper' DC Premiere

Bradley Cooper poses on the red carpet at the premiere of his movie American Sniper held at the Burke Theater at the U.S. Navy Memorial on Tuesday evening (January 13) in Washington, D.C.

The 40-year-old actor was joined at the event be the real Taya Kyle, who is played by actress Sienna Miller in the film.

Here is the synopsis of the movie: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle‘s (Cooper) pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife (Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

American Sniper has earned some rave reviews and hits theaters everywhere on Friday!

FYI: Bradley is wearing a Thom Sweeney suit.

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Bradley Cooper Says He's Not Too Handsome to Play Chris Kyle

Bradley Cooper looks super suave in his grey suit while stepping in his car on Tuesday morning (January 13) in New York City.

The 40-year-old actor made an appearance on The Today Show that morning to promote his new movie American Sniper and responded to complaints he is too handsome to play the late Chris Kyle.

“The first job I’ve ever got was on Alias, and I was not the … good-looking guy,” Bradley said. “I was the sidekick, best friend. And in Wedding Crashers, I was the jerk. So, no, I never sort of suffered that ‘oh, he’s too handsome’ [problem] ever.”


Bradley Cooper Says He’s Not Too Handsome to Play Chris Kyle

FYI: Bradley is wearing a Thom Sweeney suit.

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Bradley Cooper Was a 'Massive Fan' of Sienna Miller Before Working with Her on 'American Sniper'

Bradley Cooper is handsome in baby blue while heading out for the day on Friday afternoon (January 9) in New York City.

That same day, the 40-year-old actor’s girlfriend Suki Waterhouse stepped out in sweats while running errands.

Bradley recently told the Toronto Sun that he didn’t know what to expect when he auditioned Sienna Miller for the American Sniper role “except that I was a massive fan of hers. But I watched the audition and it was about 50 seconds before I even knew it was Sienna Miller. She throws herself into it completely, zero vanity, utterly vulnerable at a moment’s notice. She lives her life with her heart on her sleeve.”

Also pictured below: Bradley covers his face from the freezing temperatures as he walks to a matinee performance of The Elephant Man earlier in the week.

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Bradley Cooper Aims to Make Directorial Debut with 'Honeymoon With Harry'

Bradley Cooper is going to make his directorial debut in the upcoming film Honeymoon With Harry, according to Deadline!

The 40-year-old actor is also in talks to star in the film with Robert De Niro.

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Bradley would be playing the role of a formerly self-centered womanizing man who changed his ways when he met the girl of his dreams, but is still hated by the girl’s father.

The script for the comedy will be rewritten by Crazy, Stupid, Love scribe Dan Fogelman.

Bradley Cooper's 'American Sniper' Tracking for Blockbuster Opening Weekend

Bradley Cooper looks elated to help honor his colleague Clint Eastwood while posing backstage at the 2015 National Board of Review Awards Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday (January 6) in New York City.

The 40-year-old actor presented the Best Director award to Clint for their movie American Sniper.

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The film is currently breaking records in limited release and when it opens across the country on January 16, it is expected to have a blockbuster debut. Amazing!

American Sniper is currently on pace to open with $35 million, according to pre-release tracking (via The Wrap).

WILL YOU SEE the movie when it hits theaters everywhere?

20+ pictures inside of Bradley Cooper at the awards gala… More Here! »

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Bradley Cooper Shoots Down Taylor Swift Dating Rumors - Listen Now!

Bradley Cooper slams rumors that he turned down the chance to date Taylor Swift during a radio interview on The Howard Stern Show!

“Complete horseshit… Never got a call; nothing,” the 40-year-old actor shared while promoting his latest film American Sniper, which is out in theaters now.

When Bradley was asked if he would consider dating Taylor, he responded, “You would like to see that? Really? You know her?”

We guess Howard Stern didn’t know that Bradley is currently dating English supermodel Suki Waterhouse!


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