Jimmy Braddock's opponents were played by professional boxers. They were told to land their blows as close to Russell Crowe's body as possible. Unfortunately, they sometimes couldn't pull back in time and ended up injuring Crowe.
Crowe suffered from several concussions and cracked teeth while shooting for the film.
The neighbor Sara Wilson is played by Rosemarie DeWitt, who is the granddaughter of the real Jimmy Braddock. She is the daughter of his daughter Rosemarie, who is portrayed by Ariel Waller in the film.
For the final fight scene, the seats were filled with 15,000 blow-up dummies with masks and hats.
Cinderella Man 2005
03 Jun 2005 ● English ● 2 hrs 25 mins
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