The widow of the real-life hero portrayed by Bradley Cooper in the smash hit American Sniper is thanking America for the film's record-shattering success.
"I am overwhelmed with gratitude and my heart is full," Taya Kyle said, seen with husband Chris the year before he was killed. She wrote on her Facebook page. Adding, "The only thing I can say is thank you. Thank you for the love and support of our military."
The firestorm continues over director Michael Moore's claim that snipers are cowards who shoot people in the back!
Former Navy SEAL Howard Wasdin is outraged by Moore's words.
He told INSIDE EDITION, "Michael Moore will never serve, has never served. For him to talk about snipers like that or anybody in the military like that shows an acute lack of judgement and appreciation."
Late-night comic Seth Meyers thinks the portly director should be more careful. He said, "I don't know, Michael Moore, if you're that easy to spot, do you really want to make an enemy out of snipers?"
Seth Rogen shocked many when he tweeted, "American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds."
He currently backed off, tweeting, "I just said something 'kinda reminded' me of something else. I actually liked American Sniper."
Sarah Palin had this message on her Facebook page: "Hollywood leftists...You're not fit to shine Chris Kyle's combat boots."
Some are poking fun at American Sniper's use of a fake baby in a scene with Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, who plays the sniper's wife! Seems the real baby intended for the scene had a fever; so director Clint Eastwood gave the go-ahead to use a doll!
But the fake baby isn't hurting the box office for American Sniper, with a record-shattering opening weekend gross of more than $105 million -the largest ever for the month of January.
Wasdin told INSIDE EDITION, "I think that that shows that the American public is proud, I think that the American public realizes there's great sacrifice, and I think this is their way of showing their appreciation."