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The Fighter (2010)

4. The Fighter (2010)

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Although Christian Bale outshined every single famous, successful Hollywood name in The Fighter, it’s arguably due to the fact that Bale’s character was the most developed and complex in the script. Wahlberg did much more with what little he had to work with within the script for “Irish” Mickey Ward compared to Bale’s Dicky Eklund. Wahlberg played low-income everyman again but this time with a rollercoaster romantic relationship, a drug-addicted, incarcerated brother and family of psychotic sisters and their “supportive” mother.

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