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A look at the early years of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
The Fighter stars Mark Wahlberg as ‘Irish’ Mickey Ward, the true life boxer who aims to return to the ring after a long hiatus.
Release Date: December 2010
YOSEXI Entertainment: ‘I wanted to look like a boxer who could win the Welterweight Title. The most important thing was to look like the real deal.’ -Mark Wahlberg THE FIGHTER
Director: David O. Russell
“[Christian Bale’s] mercilessly precise, committed and authentic as Ward’s crack-addicted half-brother, Dickie Eklund, a former next-big-thing boxer who blew his chances and lives life vicariously through Ward. The film mostly concerns itself with that sibling relationship and finds its most profound notes of grace therein, and Bale is really something to behold throughout”. - incontention.com
YOSEXI Entertainment: ‘We shot the film in 33 days. All of the fight scenes were shot in 3 days, consecutive. -Mark Wahlberg THE FIGHTER
Bale plays his half-brother and trainer Dickie Ecklund and from all the promotional material looks like he yet again dropped a ridiculous amount of weight for his art. Unlike when he did it for The Machinist, this the Academy could take notice.
YOSEXI Entertainment: ‘I trained 5 years [as a boxer] for this film.’ -Mark Wahlberg THE FIGHTER
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