Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ may be nominated for Best Picture for this year’s Oscars but it’s portrayal of babies wasn’t all that convincing! It turns out Clint Eastwood used a toy doll as a baby throughout the film! 

Which means, ‘American Sniper’ which cost about $60 million to make, only spent $20 on a prop that played Bradley Cooper’s character’s child!

Bradly Cooper who is nominated for Best Actor for his performance in the film sure had his work cut out for him! Having to pretend that a toy doll straight from Toys R Us was YOUR CHILD would make you pull out your best acting tricks!

Viewers have been commenting on the ridiculousness of using a fake baby in such a serious film, however Screenwriter / Executive Producer Jason Hall has fired back in explanation:

“@MarkHarrisNYC hate to ruin the fun but real baby #1 showed up with a fever. Real baby #2 was no show. (Clint voice) Gimme the doll, kid.” 

— Jason Hall (@jasonhall8675) December 30, 2014

Just in case you haven’t seen the fake baby yet, check out this scene here! 

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