Jan 14, 2015 9:27 AM
DALLAS (AP) - The wife of a famed Navy SEAL sniper says she struggled with the idea of someone playing the movie role of her husband, who was killed two years ago near Fort Worth, Texas.
But Taya Kyle tells The Dallas Morning News that actor Bradley Cooper did an excellent job portraying the difficult decisions her husband, Chris, faced while fighting in Iraq.
The movie, "American Sniper," is based on Chris Kyle's 2012 memoir that recounts his journey from being a rodeo cowboy to a trained sniper credited with 160 kills. He was honorably discharged in 2009.
In February 2013, Kyle and his friend were killed at a shooting range. Ex-Marine Eddie Ray Routh is charged with capital murder and authorities say he confessed to the killings to a Texas Ranger.