In 2012, the year before his death, Chris Kyle appeared on Conan O’Brien to discuss his book “American Sniper.” It’s definitely eerie watching the real Chris Kyle after seeing the film. Bradley Cooper totally nailed his character.
From Kyle you get the same sense you do from the film: a respectful, humble guy serving his country.
The longest target Kyle hit in combat was 2,100 yards, which is 21 football fields, notes O’Brian, saying, “I can’t even understand making a shot from that distance.”
“I can’t either,” says Kyle.
Kyle gives a lot of credit to the technology that helped him.
“I definitely cheated. I used ballistic computer that ells me everything to do. So I’m just a monkey on a gun.”
“OK, well … I wouldn’t go that far,” quips O’Brian.
In the piece, Kyle keeps addressing O’Brien with “sir.”
“You don’t have to call me sir, by-the-way. I’m just a talk show host,” O’Brien joked.