Alec Baldwin, an actor known for speaking his mind, is the latest to chime in on the American Sniper controversy.
The film is based on the real-life story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle who served in Afghanistan and became known as one of the most skillful snipers in American military history.
After actor Dean Cain (a good friend of Kyle's) tweeted Seth Rogen to criticize him for his comments about the film, adding that he wants to kick his a**, Baldwin responded via Twitter.
@Sethrogen Seth...I like your films, but right now, I wanna kick your ass. Chris is an American Hero. Period. Go to war. Then we'll talk.
— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) January 19, 2015
“Did @RealDeanCain threaten Seth Rogen? And isn't that the same kind of troubled thinking that got Chris Kyle killed?” Baldwin tweeted Wednesday referring to Kyle’s murder in 2013 by a former Marine suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
“Help me out here @RealDeanCain . What branch of the service were you in? And where did you serve?”
The clash comes days after Rogen compared the Oscar-nominated movie to Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, which focuses on a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers that plan to assassinate Nazi leaders during World War II.
"American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds," Rogen tweeted over the weekend.
That actor later clarified his comment via Twitter, writing, "I just said something 'kinda reminded' me of something else. I actually liked American Sniper. It just reminded me of the Tarantino scene."
He added: "I wasn't comparing the two. Big difference between comparing and reminding. Apples remind me of oranges. Can't compare them, though."