When it comes to knockouts, one name comes to mind immediately: Rocky. Character Sylvester Stallone has almost never playedLost a cult role in his career, Inspired by a real boxer who stood up for Muhammad Ali. A hero with a sly He said goodbye in 2018. But Rocky is not the only boxer who has gone through the movie box. Boxing, its suffering, injuries, is a very cinematic subject and many actors and directors have understood it. Of these, Russell Crowe plays Jim Braddock From shadow to light, Released in theaters in September 2005. An unknown character, with a destructive fate.
Jim Braddock began his career in the United States in the 1920s during the Great Depression. Or start it. The son of an Irish immigrant, he first worked as a printer, driver or courier before starting his career in the ring. Very soon, Braddock appeared as a promising entity and entered the “light heavy” category. In 1929, he fought for the title of World Champion against a certain Tommy Lofran. The match was extended to fifteen rounds before Broaddock lost points. The quick stop of a boxer trapped in the crisis of the 1929 crash. Jim Brodo and his family lost everything, ask the state for help to survive, and the boxer gives up gloves for five years. In 1934, he returned to the ring, thanks to a loss[…]
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