Tag Archives: Micky Ward

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[...]

“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[...]

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 “Homicide: Life[...]

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[...]

Mark Wahlberg spent big to prepare for ‘The Fighter’

HollywoodNews.com: Mark Wahlberg was apparently so intent on getting ready for his role in ‘The Fighter’ that he spent quite a bit of money on perfecting his boxing moves. The actor reveals to ‘Sports Illustrated’ that he reportedly ended up spending $500,000 more than he made on his trainers in[...]

Mark Wahlberg ‘Fighter’ to go wide during crowded holiday frame

HollywoodNews.com: Paramount’s potential award season contender “The Fighter” is now being opened in limited release on December 10. In the film, Mark Wahlberg plays Irish boxer Micky Ward alongside Christian Bale who will play his half-brother Dickie Eklund. David O. Russell directs in his first film since 2004’s “I Heart[...]

Mark Wahlberg Trains For and Helps To Cast “The Fighter”

By Scott Feinberg hollywoodnews.com: I just stumbled upon several YouTube clips that feature Mark Wahlberg – the Oscar-nominated actor (‘The Departed’) and TV producer (‘Entourage’ and ‘In Treatment’) – during various stages of his preparation to play boxing great ‘Irish’ Micky Ward (1965-) in David O. Russell‘s ‘The Fighter’ (Paramount,[...]