The 2014 Clint Eastwood film “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper is set in Texas and Iraq. However, much of the filming took place in Southern California, with some additional filming in Morroco. Early in the film, a young Chris attends church with his family at this location in Highland Park. An additional scene moments later shows Chris helping his brother in a fight on a playground. This was also shot on the same property.
LOCATION: 6338 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Chris Kyle, played by Cooper, enlists in the military at this building, which can be found in Acton.
LOCATION: 33318 Santiago Rd, Acton, CA 93510
While deployed in Iraq in search of a sadistic killer known as “The Butcher,” Chris assembles a team to capture or kill him. After his team learns the suspected location of The Butcher, they enter a family’s home directly across from the targeted building, to gather information and run a stakeout. These scenes were filmed on a set at the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita, California. The ranch features many Middle Eastern sets, with quite a number of different productions filming there, such as “Iron Man.” The Americans subdue the man who owns the home on this floor. After things settle down, the family, who claims they don’t know anything, serve dinner to the team in the dining room in the background.
LOCATION: 20019 Blue Cloud Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91390
After noticing scrapes on the skin around the homeowner’s elbows, Chris becomes suspicious the man is hiding something and begins searching the bedrooms. He discovers a large hole in the floor concealing a major weapons stash. The hole and the metal sheet covering it are still there.
Here is the area in the living room where the team watches out the window, photographing who is coming and going from the adjacent building.
The shot of Chris crossing the Texas border line is on E Ave K in Lancaster, just past 85th St E.
LOCATION: GPS coordinates: 34°40’31.8″N 117°58’28.7″W (Near E Ave K / 85th St E, Lancaster, CA 93535)
Chris Kyle’s house in the film can be found in Sherwood Forest, near Northridge in the San Fernando Valley.
LOCATION: 8843 Newcastle Ave, Sherwood Forest, CA 91325