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'American Sniper' targets Christmas, Oscar hat trick for Cooper
'American Sniper' targets Christmas, Oscar hat trick for Cooper

When I interviewed Clint Eastwood in June about the status of “American Sniper”— the much-ballyhooed movie he stepped in to direct after Steven Spielberg stepped out — Eastwood said that he not only had already finished shooting the movie but hoped it would be ready by the end of the year. On Tuesday, Warner Bros. confirmed that timetable. “Sniper" -- the fact-based, Bradley Cooper-starring tale of a sharpshooting Navy SEAL killed by a troubled veteran — will hit theaters on Christmas Day and expand on Jan. 16, the studio said. The scheduling move is notable for several reasons. It makes the film a late entrant into the upcoming award season (whether...

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