• Bradley Cooper Dedicates MTV Movie Award to Chris Kyle

    Actor Bradley Cooper won Best Male Performance at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night for his role in American Sniper. It was Cooper’s passionate acceptance speech that left no dry eye in the room.

    Dedicating the award to the life of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose life the film is based on, Cooper said “Chris Kyle would’ve turned 41 four days ago. Chris, this is for you.”

    “I wanna thank MTV and the fans–it’s because of you, you brought awareness to the men and women and their families in the military, and what they do for us on a daily basis,” Cooper said. “It’s because of what you guys did and how you came out for the movie.”

    American Sniper focused heavily on the Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy which led to him being named the deadliest sniper in American history. Kyle’s bravery and skill saved countless lives on battlefields from Iraq to Afghanistan.

    Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were murdered in 2013 by ex-Marine Eddie Ray Routh, who was convicted of capital murder. Kyle, who served four tours of duty, is survived by his wife and kids.

    American Sniper was well received at the box office, breaking records and raking in $346,616,236 in the U.S. as of April 9th, 2015.

    However, the movie has its critics.

    Failed presidential candidate and former DNC chairman Howard Dean called the millions of people who’ve seen American Sniper, a bunch of “very angry nut job” tea party people. Dean was forced to apologize.

    Whale-like filmmaker Michael Moore invoked Jesus of Nazareth in one of his several cowardly attempts to impugn Chris Kyle, other U.S. snipers, and American Sniper.

    The Navy SEAL who trained the late Chris Kyle fired back at fat man Michael Moore, saying, “Chris’ kids are going to grow up one day and read that stuff on the Internet, and it’s just shameful.”

    Ultimately, Kyle’s legacy is positively immortalized by Bradley Cooper’s performance under Clint Eastwood’s direction.

    First Lady Michelle Obama endorsed American Sniper, calling it a “complex, emotional depiction of a veteran and his family.”

    “This is still the movie that everyone is talking about. It has really struck a national chord in a profound way,” says Paul Dergarabedian, box office analyst for Rentrak. “Even on Super Bowl weekend, American Sniper continues to draw audiences in big numbers.”

    Thanks to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott February 2nd is now “Chris Kyle Day” in Texas.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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