8 Great... Movies To Inspire A Boxing Career

Jan 20, 2011 Comments


Boxing movies don't get better than this, from the brutally violent fight scenes shot in stark black-and-white, to the even more violent inner life of the boxer Jake LaMotta, a man ruled by sexual jealousy and rage, and played with scalding intensity by Robert DeNiro. DeNiro famously gained 60 pounds to play LaMotta in his later years, leading one critic to admiringly observe that if DeNiro had played the role of Tootsie, he would've gotten a sex change to research the part.

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