The Palme d'Or winning director of the highest grossing documentary ever made it very clear today he does not like the Clint Eastwood helmed Oscar nominee nor its subject matter Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 18, 2015
The Bradley Cooper starring film based on Kyle, who was killed in early 2013 on a shooting range in Texas by a former solider with PTS he was mentoring, scored Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screening nominations on January 15 from Academy voters.
In a surprise snub, past Oscar winner and DGA nominee this year, Eastwood didn’t not get a nom for Best Director.
Elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Board of Governors in 2010, Moore lost out on another term in July 2013.
While the controversy generating docu director doesn't like "Sniper" or snipers, he is a big supporter of fellow Best Picture nominee "Selma," as he tweeted, not for the first time, on Friday:
Everybody else – try to see SELMA this weekend! Simply because it is a piece of brilliant filmmaking, the likes of which are so rare…
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 17, 2015
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