CLINT EASTWOOD CONFIRMS ‘AMERICAN SNIPER’ HAS AN ANTI-WAR MESSAGE
Clint Eastwood has confirmed that his film, American Sniper, carries an anti-war message. The 84-year-old director discussed the movie while addressing students at Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television in L.A. last week.
He told the crowd, “I think it’s nice for veterans, because it shows what they go through, and that life — and the wives and families of veterans. It has a great indication of the stresses they are under. And I think that all adds up to kind of an anti-war message.” Clint went on to admit that the film does glorify Chris Kyle’s kills during his tours in Iraq but also explores his regrets. He added, “And that’s just the way it is. I think it’s anti. It just depends on how you want to look at it.”
Clint also acknowledged that he did not agree with the decision to go to war in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Despite its mixed message, it was highest grossing film of 2014.