American Sniper & the Fake Baby: Do You Care?

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American Sniper has a little problem on its hands and it’s not the naysayers like Seth Rogen or Michael Moore who are calling the film propaganda for war versus the conservative right. It’s about a baby. And it’s really about a fake baby.

American Sniper Fake Baby

Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller play the Kyles and while Chris is away at war in Iraq becoming the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, his wife Taya is home taking care of the family. Well, in a scene in the Clint Eastwood movie, Chris takes a turn at holding their newborn baby and there’s just a little something off about it.

It’s. Not. Real!

We’re told that there was a real baby set to be used in the scene, but that it was sick that day so Eastwood decided to just use a rubber baby instead. He felt that no one would notice. Oh, people are noticing and as someone who saw the movie (check out our American Sniper review), we honestly thought it was quite jarring in a scene that should have been emotionally powerful.

We’ve got that clip right here:

What do you think? Is it a big deal? Should Eastwood have found another baby? And in the end, does it even affect the emotionality of the scene? Let us know in the poll below.

Should Clint Have Used a Real Baby in American Sniper?

The film has banked over $108 million since opening and is a huge success – the biggest of Eastwood’s career. It has also spawned a slew of inspiring American Sniper quotes.

Check out our favorite in the slideshow below!

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American Sniper Quotes

Chris Kyle: I’m not a redneck. I’m from Texas.
Taya Renae Kyle: What’s the difference?
Chris Kyle: We ride horses and they ride their cousins.

If you think that this war isn't changing you you're wrong. You can only circle the flames so long.

Taya Renae Kyle

American Sniper Review

American Sniper arrived on screens at the tail end of 2014 and the first part of 2015 and struck a chord with our nation that is rarely...

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