‘American Sniper’ targeted by Michael Moore; says shooters 'cowards'

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. 

In a tweet Sunday, "Fahrenheit 9/11" and former AMPAS Governor Michael Moore lashed out at "American Sniper" and Kyle, who has been credited as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history:

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. 

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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:

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