Posts tagged "the fighter"

Melissa Leo Runs Own “For Your Consideration” Ads. But Will It Ruin Her Oscar Chances?

Melissa Leo was uh-maze-zing in “The Fighter” as a mother/manager who sticks by her former-wrestler son even when it’s pretty clear that he’s a junkie who screws up everything. Leo won the Golden Globe and SAG Awards for Best Supporting Actress for the performance. But I guess she’s a little nervous about the Oscars? Apparently,…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 11, 2011

Catherine Hardwicke Was Told She Couldn’t Direct “The Fighter” Because She’s A Woman

“I couldn’t get an interview even though my last movie made $400 million. I was told it had to be directed by a man — am I crazy? []The Fighter’] is about action, it’s about boxing, so a man has to direct it. … But they let a man direct ‘Sex and the City’ or…

Jessica Wakeman / February 1, 2011

Christian Bale Really Wanted To Do His Own Stunts In “The Fighter”

“I just got up there and I went, ‘I’m jumping’ … I’ve jumped from three-story buildings in my own life after bad parties and stuff. The insurance came around … and they were just begging me not to.”

Christian Bale says he was annoyed that he wasn’t allowed to do his own stunts i…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 18, 2011

Trailer Park: “The Fighter,” “The Tourist,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” And “The Tempest”

This week’s movies are like that period in music when bands all started putting “The” in front of a noun and making that the name of their band. I guess it sounds like more of a declaration or something. Or a claiming of whatever particular noun. Whatever it is, it’s pissing me off. Just kidding.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2010