The Fighter

Knowledge Identifier: $The_Fighter


The Fighter

2010 biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo add

Category: Movies & TV

Launched in 1986.

Countries: United States (79%), (11%), United Kingdom (5%)

Main connections: Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Amy Adams

Linked to: Sports Illustrated, Time, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Film




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It was the first film to win both awards since "Hannah and Her Sisters" in 1986 add something


The movie has Ward on a losing streak coming into the 1988 Mike Mungin fight add something


In the movie during Ward's fight with Alfonso Sanchez which took place on April 4, 1997, Ward's entrance song is noticeably "The Warrior's Code" by the Dropkick Murphy's add something


Scout Productions acquired the life rights of boxer Micky Ward and his brother, Dick Eklund, in July 2003 add something


However that song was not released until 2005 off of their album of the same name add something


Mark Wahlberg joined the production in early 2005, with the intention of doing Ward's life story "justice add something


Darren Aronofsky - In 2007, Aronofsky hired writer Scott Silver to develop "The Fighter" with him


Paramount Pictures, the United States distributor of the film, hired Paul Attanasio to rewrite Collick's draft in February 2007 in an attempt to emphasize the themes of brotherhood and redemption add something


Darren Aronofsky was hired to direct in March 2007, with Scott Silver rewriting the script in September 2007 add something


Production proceeded with filming set to begin October 2008 and Christian Bale replacing Brad Pitt add something


In April 2009, Relativity Media stepped up to entirely finance the film, selling the international distribution rights to The Weinstein Company a month later add something


Richard Corliss of "Time Magazine" named Christian Bale's performance one of the Top 10 Movie Performances of 2010, saying "In a little festival of tart, savory performances, notably from Melissa Leo as the boys' mother and Amy Adams as Micky's girlfriend, Bale shines the brightest, because he knows that no character, however depraved his status, is only a "monster" add something


"'The Fighter"' is a 2010 biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo add something


Darren Aronofsky - In 2010 Aronofsky was an executive producer on "The Fighter" and his fifth feature film, "Black Swan", received further critical acclaim and many accolades, being nominated for five Academy *awards including Best Picture and Best Director


Frank Renzulli - In 2010, he played Sal LoNano, the real-life manager of "Irish" Micky Ward, in the Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated film "The Fighter"


Melissa Leo - Leo earned several *awards for her role as Alice Ward in the 2010 film, "The Fighter", including the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild *award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress


Dicky Eklund - Paramount Pictures' 2010 drama "The Fighter" chronicles the rise of Eklund's younger half-brother Micky Ward


Dicky Eklund - The 2010 biopic "The Fighter" is based on the two brothers' fall and rise to the boxing title


To promote the film, Wahlberg appeared on the cover of "Sports Illustrated" and "Men's Fitness", and Bale on "Esquire", in November 2010 add something


Hannah and Her Sisters - "Hannah and Her Sisters" was the last film to win in both supporting acting categories until "The Fighter" in 2011


"The Fighter" was released in a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack and standard DVD in the US on March 15, 2011 add something


In 2013, Jerry Ferrara signed on to play Gatti add something