'American Sniper,' Bradley Cooper Receive Oscar Nominations
We learned this morning that "American Sniper" was nominated for Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards.
The Clint Eastwood-directed film, which tells the story of late U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was nominated along with "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," "Boyhood," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "Selma," "The Theory of Everything," and "Whiplash."
The Oscars will be presented Feb. 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
Bradley Cooper, who plays Kyle, was nominated for Best Actor.
Michael Tammero recently caught up with the "American Sniper" stars on the latest installment of "In the FOXlight."
Cooper and Sienna Miller, who played Kyle's wife Taya, talked about what it was like to bring the American hero to life on the big screen.
Cooper said the film is about much more than war. He said they were trying to focus on Chris and Taya's relationship and the difficulty service members encounter trying to "jostle between two worlds."
"We were lucky that Taya Kyle opened up their lives to us. She gave us all of their email exchanges for four tours in Iraq, which was just invaluable," said Cooper.
Miller said playing Taya Kyle was an intimidating role to take on because of the raw emotion involved.
"When you're imagining what it would be like to be a woman raising two children not knowing if your husband was going to survive every single day. And loving this woman as I do in real life, the kind of empathy you feel for these people who are at home keeping their family together is so enormous that it's easy to get the emotion," said Miller.