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Fighter pics and vid

Sep. 22, 2009by: Niki Stephens

Sadly, there hasn't been a lot on David O'Russell's biopic THE FIGHTER.

The movie is based on the early years of boxer Micky Ward (Mark Walhberg) and half brother Dickie Eklund (Christian Bale) who helped him train before he got big in the 80's. Dickie actually did box himself, as well as knocking out Sugar Ray Leonard (even though he still lost). The pairing of Wahlberg and Bale instantly makes me want to watch it no matter what the subject.

These are some on set pics, as well as a video of Wahlberg talking about training with the brothers. There are tons of photos as well, that you can check out here.

Extra Tidbit: Wahlberg is just perfect in THE DEPARTED. "Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe f*ck yourself."
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8:34PM on 09/22/2009
sooo why is Bale so skinny
sooo why is Bale so skinny
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8:45PM on 09/22/2009
Yeah mind is right, Dickie was a drug addict. That's what ended his boxing career, as well as some crimes he had committed.
Yeah mind is right, Dickie was a drug addict. That's what ended his boxing career, as well as some crimes he had committed.
8:36PM on 09/22/2009
I think he's suppose to be playing a heroin addict. Maybe not heroin, but I'm pretty positive, it is a drug addict.
I think he's suppose to be playing a heroin addict. Maybe not heroin, but I'm pretty positive, it is a drug addict.
8:46PM on 09/22/2009

Wow

The most striking image in the pics, is the weight of Batman. He looks like he's dying. He sure goes all out for these roles.

I think if any actor does that type of thing for roles, they should automatically get an Oscar. Isn't this the second time he's drastically lost weight for a movie? This and The Machinist. I'm looking forward to seeing this film.
The most striking image in the pics, is the weight of Batman. He looks like he's dying. He sure goes all out for these roles.

I think if any actor does that type of thing for roles, they should automatically get an Oscar. Isn't this the second time he's drastically lost weight for a movie? This and The Machinist. I'm looking forward to seeing this film.
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8:57PM on 09/22/2009
Did you see Dicky Ecklund, the skinny red headed dude, not to be confused with his buffer brother. Dicky Ecklund is that skinny, thats what happens to junkies
Did you see Dicky Ecklund, the skinny red headed dude, not to be confused with his buffer brother. Dicky Ecklund is that skinny, thats what happens to junkies
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9:59PM on 09/22/2009

three kings is the best movie EVER

im stoked for this
im stoked for this
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10:08PM on 09/22/2009
whoa! batman got skinny again! seriously this man is gonna cause some serious health issues doing that, but im actually excited for this just hope its better then both the last movies these 2 did
whoa! batman got skinny again! seriously this man is gonna cause some serious health issues doing that, but im actually excited for this just hope its better then both the last movies these 2 did
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10:25PM on 09/22/2009
God, what a great team of people working together. I am so stoked for this. When is this coming out?
God, what a great team of people working together. I am so stoked for this. When is this coming out?
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10:31PM on 09/22/2009
Imdb says 2010, we say 2011. They might have it in limited release in '10 but wide in '11.
Imdb says 2010, we say 2011. They might have it in limited release in '10 but wide in '11.
10:29PM on 09/22/2009
Also, I'm gonna get bashed for this, but I'm gonna say it anyway. Bale's good and all, but if he worked as hard on mentally/emotionally transforming into roles as he did physically, he would be one of the absolute top actors working today. (I think I might just give myself a "thumbs up" response on this one just so I can get a head start)
Also, I'm gonna get bashed for this, but I'm gonna say it anyway. Bale's good and all, but if he worked as hard on mentally/emotionally transforming into roles as he did physically, he would be one of the absolute top actors working today. (I think I might just give myself a "thumbs up" response on this one just so I can get a head start)
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11:17PM on 09/22/2009

This could be a winner

When Bale and Wahlberg are good, they are damn good. When they're not...well, you know they're just not.
When Bale and Wahlberg are good, they are damn good. When they're not...well, you know they're just not.
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1:07AM on 09/23/2009
Wahlberg looks exhausted.
Wahlberg looks exhausted.
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4:49AM on 09/23/2009
That's because he's working with Bale>> And THAT's because Bale likes to get shit DONE. I can relate to him, and none of us have any idea of what he was goin through on that set to get him to finally just explode on him like that. Shit happens. Period.
That's because he's working with Bale>> And THAT's because Bale likes to get shit DONE. I can relate to him, and none of us have any idea of what he was goin through on that set to get him to finally just explode on him like that. Shit happens. Period.
3:11AM on 09/23/2009
That's because he's working with Bale.
That's because he's working with Bale.
1:33AM on 09/23/2009
That was a nice, if brief look behind the scenes. I like how hard they are training for this. Gives me more hope than I had intially, which was alot, so alot + more= awesome!
That was a nice, if brief look behind the scenes. I like how hard they are training for this. Gives me more hope than I had intially, which was alot, so alot + more= awesome!
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2:00AM on 09/23/2009
It's ironic that Bale's frequent transformations could very easily grant him the nickname Clayface (in reference to the Batman villain who does almost the same thing), while he is the one who plays Batman.
It's ironic that Bale's frequent transformations could very easily grant him the nickname Clayface (in reference to the Batman villain who does almost the same thing), while he is the one who plays Batman.
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2:23AM on 09/23/2009
not really looking forward to this flick, anything with Wahlberg as they main star lately usually ends up being mediocre garbage.
not really looking forward to this flick, anything with Wahlberg as they main star lately usually ends up being mediocre garbage.
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