Boxing movie with clint eastwood and morgan freeman

On the surface, morgan freeman and clint eastwood seem unlikely friends, especially because of their strong, opposing political affiliations. Dec, 2004 in million dollar baby, freeman reteams with fellow hollywood legend, clint eastwood, to play scrap, a former boxer who lost an eye in a fight years ago and now works as a cleanup man at the gym. Frankie dunn clint eastwood is a veteran boxing trainer who has devoted. Clint eastwood as frankie dunn, a gruff but wellmeaning elderly boxing. Million dollar baby the gritty, bruised world of boxing.

Thats a line from eddie scrapiron dupris, the narrator played morgan freeman in clint eastwoods million dollar baby. Clint eastwood, morgan freeman and hilary swank in million dollar. Clint eastwood, gene hackman, morgan freeman, richard harris. Lowther strikes up a friendship with his captor butch haynes kevin costner. Whats the name of the boxing movie with jennifer garner. Million dollar baby is a beautiful gift, and a masterpiece if film making. Sep 05, 2016 a determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional in the first trailer for million dollar baby. Both plot segments found in million dollar baby have been told and retold countless times. Morgan freeman and clint eastwood s long relationship bears fruit in the new movie invictus, which tells the story of nelson mandelas role in a south african rugby teams unlikely season. An unappreciated boxing trainer takes on a young, female fighter who dreams of becoming a professional.

Clint eastwood and hilary swank in million dollar babyclint eastwood and. A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. Academy award winners clint eastwood, hilary swank and morgan freeman star in this gritty drama of a veteran boxing trainer, his former boxing cohortand the woman who strides into his gym and announces she intends to become a professional fighter, a million dollar baby. Million dollar baby is a 2004 american sports drama film directed, coproduced, and scored by clint eastwood from a screenplay written by paul haggis, based on short stories by f. Million dollar baby ditected by clint eastwood nonusa. The other two are driving miss daisy 1989 and unforgiven 1992. It has the feel, texture and tone of a 1940s boxing movie, but with the modern twist. But even before clint eastwood took on directing and starring roles, he decided to take the part of eddie scrapiron dupris. A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional in the first trailer for million dollar baby. It tells the story of an aging fight trainer and a hillbilly girl who thinks she can be a boxer. Morgan freeman and clint eastwoods long relationship bears fruit in the new movie invictus, which tells the story of nelson mandelas role in a south african rugby teams unlikely season. It is narrated by a former boxer who is the trainers best friend. Academy award winners clint eastwood, hilary swank and morgan freeman star in this gritty drama of a veteran boxing trainer, his former boxing cohort and the woman who strides into his gym and announces she intends to become a professional fighter, a million dollar baby.

She does lots of fighting in elektra, but its not a boxing movie. By the time freeman appeared opposite hilary swank and clint eastwood in eastwood s acclaimed 2004 boxing drama million dollar baby, his reputation as one of hollywoods hardestworking, mostrespected actors was cemented in place. Apr 06, 2016 on the surface, morgan freeman and clint eastwood seem unlikely friends, especially because of their strong, opposing political affiliations. Clint eastwood 1930 film director, actor sir michael caine 1933 actor aaron eckhart 1968.

The scenes between eastwood and freeman are a delight to watch, with the two old hands pulling off masterfully understated performances as a couple of men teetering on the brink of failure. Take a look at all his starring movies by tomatometer. From beginning to end, there is narration by scrap morgan freemans recognizable voice. Million dollar baby the gritty, bruised world of boxing has quiet dignity in the hands of clint eastwood. Swank plays the underdog boxer that eastwood s character helps to the top. With clint eastwood, gene hackman, morgan freeman, richard harris. Dec 14, 2004 clint eastwood s million dollar baby is a masterpiece, pure and simple, deep and true. All clint eastwood movies ranked movie and tv news.

Million dollar baby 2004 movie mistakes hilary swank, clint eastwood, morgan freeman s. The film follows an underappreciated boxing trainer, the mistakes that haunt him from his past, and his quest for atonement by helping an underdog amateur boxer achieve her dream. Starring robert redford, morgan freeman, and jennifer lopez. Moreover, the actors have vocally praised each other during interviews and have maintained a. In million dollar baby, freeman reteams with fellow hollywood legend, clint eastwood, to play scrap, a former boxer who lost an eye in a fight years ago.

Morgan freeman biography, movie highlights and photos. Million dollar baby 2004 movie mistakes hilary swank. Check out behind the scenes footage of hilary swank, morgan freeman and clint eastwood joking behind the scenes of million dollar baby. Hilary swank, clint eastwood, morgan freeman, jay baruchel, mike colter.

As two of hollywoods most respected veteran actors, morgan freeman and clint eastwood have a friendship stemming back decades. Clint eastwood plays dunn and directs, produces and composes music for this acclaimed, multiawardwinning tale of heart, hope and family. So when freeman, 72, flirted up a storm with eastwood s wife dina at. The mule, opening friday, continues an astonishing career that all began with blowing up a giant spider with a jet missile in tarantula. Despite the cheery title, this is not the usual rockyesque ragstoriches story of the determined underdog who inevitably becomes a supertopdog once she in this case its a she puts on her gloves. Clint eastwood s assured direction combined with knockout performances from hilary swank and morgan freeman help million dollar baby to transcend its. One of three warner brothers movies in a row where the best picture winner costarred morgan freeman. With hilary swank, clint eastwood, morgan freeman, jay baruchel.

Dec 04, 2006 whats the name of the boxing movie with jennifer garner. At age 74 eastwood became the oldest of eighteen directors to have directed two or more best picture winners. Unforgiven 1992 official trailer clint eastwood, morgan freeman movie hd. Best director, clint eastwood best actress, hilary swank and best supporting actor morgan freeman summary. Clint eastwood has crafted a boxing film fit to stand alongside classics such as raging bull and rocky with million dollar baby. Morgan freeman has enjoyed an impressive and varied career on stage, television, and screen. Clint eastwood directs and stars in this modest boxing story, and its a smooth fit for his classical style. Morgan freeman was originally approached to play the role of frankie dunn. Retired old west gunslinger william munny clint eastwood reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner ned logan morgan freeman and a young man, the schofield kid jaimz woolvett. A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional in. Robert redford, morgan freeman in million dollar bear. Million dollar baby nyt watching the new york times. Million dollar baby 2004 rotten tomatoes movie trailers.

Dec 25, 2004 million dollar baby the gritty, bruised world of boxing has quiet dignity in the hands of clint eastwood. Toole, the pen name of fight manager and cutman jerry boyd. It stars eastwood, hilary swank, and morgan freeman. Million dollar baby the gritty, bruised world of boxing has. May 14, 2014 unforgiven 1992 official trailer clint eastwood, morgan freeman movie hd. Clint east woods million dollar baby eastwoods at the opposite end of the fame spectrum. Clint eastwoods million dollar baby is a masterpiece, pure and simple, deep and true. Sep, 2019 clint eastwood and hillary swanks million dollar baby has received numerous awards and accolades. The departed 2006 was the first warner brothers best picture oscar without morgan freeman since amadeus 1984. It is a career that began in the mid60s, when freeman appeared in an offbroadway production of the niggerlovers and with pearl bailey in an allafricanamerican broadway production of hello, dolly. Clint eastwood is frankie dunn, a boxing gym owner who has trained many promising fighters but has never been able to take them all the way to a titlemoney bout. The last 14 of the movie is about euthanasia and human morals. In actuality, the silver screen legends have done three films together during their careers, unforgiven 1992, million dollar baby 2004 and invictus 2009. Dec 09, 2009 morgan freeman and clint eastwood s long relationship bears fruit in the new movie invictus, which tells the story of nelson mandelas role in a south african rugby teams unlikely season.

Maggie fitzgerald swank has never had much, but she knows what she wants and she will do whatever it takes to get it. From beginning to end, there is narration by scrap morgan freeman s recognizable voice. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. With don cheadle, sandra bullock, thandie newton, karina arroyave. Narrated with gravelly gravitas by morgan freeman, playing a washedup fighter now mopping floors at a washedout gym, the film stars eastwood as a fatigued former cut man who reluctantly agrees to coach a novice woman boxer hilary swank running as hard and fast as she can from a whitetrash upbringing thats still tethered to her with a. Fresh off the enthusiastically received and insincere mystic river, clint eastwood went on to tackle the ups and downs of the boxing world in the 2004 melo million dollar baby. Million dollar baby 2004 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Million dollar baby is a 2004 american sports drama film directed, coproduced, and scored by clint eastwood, and starring eastwood, hilary swank, and morgan freeman. When freeman took home the best supporting actor oscar at the 77th annual academy awards for his performance as. Retired old west gunslinger william munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a. The boxing drama won four academy awards for best picture, best director, best actress hilary swank and best supporting actor morgan freeman. Hillary swanks character, maggie, is a whitetrash 31yearold waitress in a diner.

The most famous phrases, film quotes and movie lines by morgan freeman. If you want quick improvement for your film, have morgan freeman narrate it. He went on to have a successful career both on and offbroadway, showcasing his talents in. Estranged from his own daughter, frankie dunn finds himself becoming a fatherfigure to maggie fitzgerald, played by hilary swank. It is a boxing movie in the sense that it follows maggies career and. Working for him is eddie scrapiron dupris morgan freeman. Morgan was born on june 1, 1937 in memphis, tennessee, to mayme edna revere, a teacher, and morgan porterfield freeman, a barber. Sep 06, 2011 check out behind the scenes footage of hilary swank, morgan freeman and clint eastwood joking behind the scenes of million dollar baby.

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