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CinemaCon: Clint Eastwood on why 'American Sniper' was so big

CinemaCon: Clint Eastwood on why 'American Sniper' was so big

Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" grossed more at the domestic box office than any other film released last year — nearly $350 million. Hollywood was stunned by the success of the film, given that it was an adult-oriented, R-rated war drama and not a superhero tent pole. But its 84-year-old director wasn’t surprised that the film so deeply touched Americans: He saw the response as a sign that the country is looking to connect with the human side of war. “There’s been a lot of news in this last year about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and everybody has opinions on it, but nobody has really thought about it from the point of view of the people...

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