Check out this cool little featurette from THE FIGHTER which looks at Christian Bale and his character Dicky Eklund. As we can see from the movies marketing Bale has sacrificed his weight shedding pounds to play the part and its like what he did in Brad Anderson‘s The Machinist. True dedication to your craft when you go that far to make sure the looks and attributes of the character you play is true to the cause.I’d be shocked if this movie isnt in for winning or at least in for nominations for the awards. THE FIGHER also stars Mark Whalberg,Amy Adams and Melissa Leo with David O Russell directing with the movie out in UK & Ireland on February 4th,2011
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Synopsis: THE FIGHTER is the inspirational true story of two boxing legends. Dicky Ecklund (CHRISTIAN BALE) is a former boxing legend whose life has become shattered by drug abuse whilst Micky Ward (MARK WAHLBERG), his half brother, has become the town’s fighter and fading hope for a champion. But with Micky losing fight after punishing fight, it takes iron-willed Charlene (AMY ADAMS), to help him split with his family, pursue his own interests and train without his criminal brother.