Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, a biographical war drama about the deadliest marksman in U.S. history, is hitting its mark in Hollywood. In its first weekend release the film brought in a record-breaking $90.2 million. The film was also nominated for six Academy Awards including: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor. This film is Eastwood’s best opening bringing his talent as a director back into the spotlight.
While most critics praise the film, it has stirred controversy in Hollywood as many people see the story as a pro-war message. Nonetheless, the film has lots of intrigue surrounding the story and has been popular with audiences.