Tag Archives: The Fighter

Spotlight on the Stars: Christian Bale

For this week’s brand new spotlight piece (after taking a week off), I wanted to cite an A-lister who is known as one of the most deeply committed actors of his generation. Yes, it’s Christian Bale, an Academy Award winner who just overflows with talent. Once considered an incredibly snubbed[...]

Mark Wahlberg: Spotlight on the Stars

For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to flip back from last weeks’s old school pick and take a look at a more modern A-lister, and this one happens to be Mark Wahlberg. He can be easy to make fun of at times, especially if he’s in a silly type[...]

Woody Harrelson and Forest Whitaker Join Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana & Sam Shepard To Star In Dramatic Thriller

HollywoodNews.com:Principal photography has begun today on the gripping and gritty dramatic thriller currently titled Out of the Furnace starring Oscar®-winner Christian Bale (The Fighter), Oscar®-nominated Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), Zoe Saldana (Avatar) and Oscar®-nominated Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff). Oscar®-nominated Woody Harrelson[...]

Mark Wahlberg confirms “Fighter” sequel, reveals plot details

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Spike TV’s “Guys Choice: awards filmed in Los Angeles over the weekend, with several celebrities attending to pick up trophies like “Funniest M.F.” (to Jim Carrey) and the “Brass Balls” award (to Keith Richards). But in between the pats on the back, some news broke. Accepting the trophy[...]

“Fighter” mom Alice Ward passes away at 79

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Alice Ward, the feisty Massachusetts mother of Irish boxer Micky Ward, has passed away at age 79. Ward landed on everyone’s radar last year courtesy of David O. Russell’s Oscar-winning “The Fighter.” Specifically, Melissa Leo’s portrayal of the stubborn and opinionated mom earned the long-time character actress her[...]

Melissa Leo stages major comeback with Best Supporting Actress Oscar win

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: It’s hard to believe that in 1998, Melissa Leo was unemployed and, in her own words, unemployable. During a recent interview on NPR, the actress described being fired from the role that brought her into the mainstream, that of Detective Sergeant Kay Howard on[...]

Melissa Leo of ‘The Fighter’ chats with Greg In Hollywood

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: When you win both the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for your performance in a film, it usually makes you a front-runner heading into the Academy Awards. Mellisa Leo, an Oscar nominee for ‘Frozen River’ two years ago, won the SAG and the Globe[...]

Oscars: David O. Russell on “The Fighter,” his cast, and the marathon that changed his life

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: These are better days for David O. Russell. His latest film, “The Fighter,” is also his highest-grossing picture to date (with $82 million in domestic grosses, and counting). His work behind the camera on the boxing biopic – which stars Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale as combustible[...]

“The Fighter” entering DVD and Blu-ray ring in March

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: David O. Russell’s “The Fighter,” one of 10 Best Picture nominees, announced a March 15 street date for the film’s DVD and Blu-ray. Nominated for seven Academy Awards in total, “Fighter” has earned rave reviews and collected more than $82 million to date. Below are details on[...]

Oscars: Talking “The Fighter,” Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and the awards season with Jack McGee

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “Oh geez, O’Connell and McGee? It sounds like a law firm that would be indicted and shut down within minutes.” That’s how character actor Jack McGee kick started our phone interview on behalf of David O. Russell’s “The Fighter,” the Oscar-nominated drama that casts McGee as Mark Wahlberg’s[...]
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