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Lindsay Duncan
Hollywood more interested in the story than in the facts

Never mind the war between left and right over the politics of "American Sniper." What about the war between fact and fiction? In the Clint Eastwood-directed box-office juggernaut ($260 million and counting), adapted from Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's account of his four Iraq tours and his unmatched record of "kills," several key plot points might not be nearly as accurate as its titular marksman. But that's Hollywood. Four of the eight titles vying for the Academy Award for best picture are based on real people, real events, real stories: "American Sniper," "The Imitation Game," "Selma," "The Theory of Everything." They all...