The Fighter
The Fighter
7 Nominations / 2 Wins
Year 2010
Director David O. Russell
Writer Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Keith Dorrington
Starring Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo
83rd Academy Awards

The Fighter is a 2010 biographical sports drama directed by David O. Russell, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams. The film centers on the life of a professional boxer and his older half-brother. The Fighter garnered seven Oscar nominations and won two, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, making it the first film since 1986's Hannah and Her Sisters to win both supporting acting statuettes.




The inspirational, true story of Micky Ward and his brother who, against all the odds, come together to train for a historic title bout that will unite their fractured family, redeem their pasts and, at last, give their hard-luck town what it's been waiting for: pride. The story unfolds on the gritty, blue-collar streets of Lowell, Mass, where Dicky was once known as "The Pride of Lowell" having gone the distance with the world champion Sugar Ray Leonard. However, after losing that fight, like the town of Lowell, Dicky's fallen on hard times. His boxing days are behind him and his life has become shattered by drug abuse.