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06.23.2009

Probably the most embarrassing day of my life was when my brother (favorite movie: NEVER BACK DOWN, all-time. Favorite movie, all time) knew that Christian Bale was in THE FIGHTER before I did. He knew this because he saw him and Marky Mark hanging out watching boxer and pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao work with Freddie Roach at the Wildcard Gym. So I don't like to talk about this movie. But Christian Bale is. Apparently it's coming pretty soon.

Collider caught up with him and he said that “we might start within a couple of weeks.” (Talking about the film:) “a true story of two incredibly gifted boxers who were half-brothers. The one, Dicky Eklund, who fought Sugar Ray Leonard at a very young age, when he was twenty one, was an incredible natural talent. He lived a very hard life. Then he came to train his brother, Irish Mickey Ward, to the world title.”

Mark Wahlberg will be playing Ward, and Bale, Eklund. Which is cool I think. It feels like it will be a more interesting role for Bale rather than being the square opposite other people/things being cool. It's much the reverse of the relationship that I have with the rest of the world, as I often find myself the only cool person among the boring.
Extra Tidbit: Bale also says that there is nothing to be said about another BATMAN or TERMINATOR, right now.
Source: Collider

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10:21AM on 06/25/2009

WHY WAHLBERG, WHY?

Why did Mark Wahlberg have to get involved in this thing? I hate that guy. He's got a lousy attitude and he annoyes the heck outta me whenever he's in a movie. It's just him...or his face...or him in total. Argh!
Why did Mark Wahlberg have to get involved in this thing? I hate that guy. He's got a lousy attitude and he annoyes the heck outta me whenever he's in a movie. It's just him...or his face...or him in total. Argh!
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2:23AM on 06/24/2009
Bale as a boxer who yells with a raspy voice....
Bale as a boxer who yells with a raspy voice....
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10:09PM on 06/23/2009

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Terminator Salvation blew....The fake Arnold was probably the worst. CGI bullshit. Im ready for a Bale break and Public Enemies looks like shit.
Terminator Salvation blew....The fake Arnold was probably the worst. CGI bullshit. Im ready for a Bale break and Public Enemies looks like shit.
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10:07PM on 06/23/2009

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The best thing about Mark Wahlberg is Adam Sanberg's skit on snl when he does Mark Wahlberg talks to the Animals...funny funny funny....Whats up chicken, ok sounds good say hello to your mother for me. LOve It
The best thing about Mark Wahlberg is Adam Sanberg's skit on snl when he does Mark Wahlberg talks to the Animals...funny funny funny....Whats up chicken, ok sounds good say hello to your mother for me. LOve It
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5:02PM on 06/23/2009
I am in Never Back Down, i am the referee for the flashback fight sequence and a bouncer at the beat downs (just look for the big bald white guy.. thats me)... so i must say, your brother has PHENOMENAL taste in movies!!
I am in Never Back Down, i am the referee for the flashback fight sequence and a bouncer at the beat downs (just look for the big bald white guy.. thats me)... so i must say, your brother has PHENOMENAL taste in movies!!
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2:38PM on 06/23/2009
Walberg seems like the only actor that enjoys working with David O. Russell. On the other hand, the on-set tantrums between Russell and Bale should be interesting...
Walberg seems like the only actor that enjoys working with David O. Russell. On the other hand, the on-set tantrums between Russell and Bale should be interesting...
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2:07PM on 06/23/2009

Yikes....

I'm only excited to see this for Bale. Marky Mark proved to me in "The Happening" that he is truly one of the worst actors on the face of the Earth...or maybe it was the dialogue....it's an enigma.
I'm only excited to see this for Bale. Marky Mark proved to me in "The Happening" that he is truly one of the worst actors on the face of the Earth...or maybe it was the dialogue....it's an enigma.
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1:57PM on 06/23/2009
Sounds like this could be pretty good. I'e been on the fence after Matt Damon dropped out and this was put on Aronofsky's back burner. But since it's sounding like with Russell and Bale involved it's getting made, then I'm definitely starting to feel it.

I think the last time Bale wowed me with his acting was in "Harsh Times." So if he's not playing it straight, that's good (Melvin Purvis will hopefully have a bit of hubris about him, too, what with being a living legend and all).
Sounds like this could be pretty good. I'e been on the fence after Matt Damon dropped out and this was put on Aronofsky's back burner. But since it's sounding like with Russell and Bale involved it's getting made, then I'm definitely starting to feel it.

I think the last time Bale wowed me with his acting was in "Harsh Times." So if he's not playing it straight, that's good (Melvin Purvis will hopefully have a bit of hubris about him, too, what with being a living legend and all).
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1:43PM on 06/23/2009
sbunn10, Aronofsky had to drop out. David O. Russell is doing it now.

I live in the hometown of Ward and Ecklund, and have been so excited for this especially since Wahlberg has been rumored to be holding out to find people who would film in Lowell, MA (the hometown)
sbunn10, Aronofsky had to drop out. David O. Russell is doing it now.

I live in the hometown of Ward and Ecklund, and have been so excited for this especially since Wahlberg has been rumored to be holding out to find people who would film in Lowell, MA (the hometown)
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1:42PM on 06/23/2009
Yeah, I noticed both of them on 24/7 and new they had to be researching a boxing movie. Great minds...
I just don't think Marky Mark is at the level of acting that Bale is. This is a terrible matching. But I love boxing so I'll have to watch it.
Yeah, I noticed both of them on 24/7 and new they had to be researching a boxing movie. Great minds...
I just don't think Marky Mark is at the level of acting that Bale is. This is a terrible matching. But I love boxing so I'll have to watch it.
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1:31PM on 06/23/2009
Is this the Fighter directed by Aronofsky?
Is this the Fighter directed by Aronofsky?
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12:43PM on 06/23/2009

lol

I was wondering if Batman would get mentioned. Right at the end both Batman and Terminator are thrown in.
I wanna know whats going on with Killing Pablo, what happend to that?
I was wondering if Batman would get mentioned. Right at the end both Batman and Terminator are thrown in.
I wanna know whats going on with Killing Pablo, what happend to that?
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