Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man is a 2005 American biographical sports drama film by Ron Howard, titled after the nickname of world heavyweight boxing champion James J. Braddock and inspired by his life story.wikipedia
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Ron Howard

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Cinderella Man is a 2005 American biographical sports drama film by Ron Howard, titled after the nickname of world heavyweight boxing champion James J. Braddock and inspired by his life story.
His films include the science-fiction/fantasy Cocoon (1985), the fantasy Willow (1988), the thriller Backdraft (1991), the historical docudrama Apollo 13 (1995), the biographical drama A Beautiful Mind (2001), the biographical sports drama Cinderella Man (2005), the thriller The Da Vinci Code (2006), the historical drama Frost/Nixon (2008), and Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).

James J. Braddock

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Cinderella Man is a 2005 American biographical sports drama film by Ron Howard, titled after the nickname of world heavyweight boxing champion James J. Braddock and inspired by his life story.
For this unlikely feat he was given the nickname "Cinderella Man" by Damon Runyon.

Penny Marshall

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The film was produced by Howard, Penny Marshall, and Brian Grazer.
She also produced Cinderella Man (2005) and Bewitched (2005), and directed episodes of the TV series According to Jim and United States of Tara.

Paul Giamatti

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Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger and Paul Giamatti star.
He won acclaim for his leading roles as Harvey Pekar in American Splendor (2003), Miles Raymond in Sideways (2004) and Mike Flaherty in Win Win (2011) while continuing to play supporting roles, like Joe Gould in Cinderella Man (2005), which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Chief Inspector Uhl in The Illusionist (2006), Karl Hertz in Shoot 'Em Up (2007), Nicholas "Nick" Claus in Fred Claus (2007), Tom Duffy in The Ides of March (2011 film) (2011), Theophilus Freeman in 12 Years a Slave (2013), Ralph in Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Eugene Landy in Love & Mercy (2014), Dr. Lawrence Hayes in San Andreas (2015) and Jerry Heller in Straight Outta Compton (2015).

Russell Crowe

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Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger and Paul Giamatti star.
Crowe's other films include Romper Stomper (1992), L.A. Confidential (1997), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Cinderella Man (2005), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), American Gangster (2007), State of Play (2009), Robin Hood (2010), Les Misérables (2012), Man of Steel (2013), Noah (2014) and The Nice Guys (2016).

Renée Zellweger

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Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger and Paul Giamatti star.
She played the wife of boxer James J. Braddock in Cinderella Man (2005) and author Beatrix Potter in Miss Potter (2006).

Damon Runyon

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Damon Runyon is credited for giving Braddock this nickname.
He is also a member of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame and is known for dubbing heavyweight champion James J. Braddock, the "Cinderella Man".

Paddy Considine

He has had supporting roles in 24 Hour Party People (2002), In America (2003), My Summer of Love (2004), Cinderella Man (2005), Hot Fuzz (2007), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The World's End (2013), and Macbeth (2015), and leading roles in A Room for Romeo Brass (1999), Dead Man's Shoes (2004), Blitz (2011), Honour (2014), The Girl with All the Gifts (2016), and The Death of Stalin (2017).

David Huband

He is best known for playing Ford Bond in Cinderella Man and for his other roles in the films Cube Zero, Dirty Pictures and The Lookout.

Corn Griffin

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The fight is against the number-two contender in the world, Corn Griffin.
John Charles "Corn" Griffin, (July 24, 1911 – January 9, 1973) was an American heavyweight boxer whose career lasted from 1930 to 1936 and included the memorable June 14, 1934 TKO loss to James J. Braddock, recreated for the 2005 film Cinderella Man.

Connor Price

His first notable role was of Jay Braddock, the eldest son of Russell Crowe and Renée Zellweger in the Ron Howard Academy Award Nominated feature Cinderella Man.

Ariel Waller

Her first major role was as James J. Braddock's daughter Rosemarie in Cinderella Man in 2005 when she was six.

Craig Bierko

Bierko may be best known for his role as Timothy in the 1996 action film The Long Kiss Goodnight (a role he credits as the beginning of his penchant for "darker" roles), as Max Baer in the film Cinderella Man, as Tom Ryan in Scary Movie 4 (spoofing Tom Cruise throughout the film) and on the Broadway stage as Harold Hill in The Music Man, or as the lead in The Thirteenth Floor.

Rosemarie DeWitt

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She is a granddaughter of former World Heavyweight Champion James J. Braddock, and played the role of neighbor Sara Wilson in the movie Cinderella Man, which depicted James J. Braddock's life.

Brian Grazer

The film was produced by Howard, Penny Marshall, and Brian Grazer.

Bruce McGill

Some of his films include Into the NIght, Wildcats, The Last Boy Scout, My Cousin Vinny, Cliffhanger, Timecop, Black Sheep, Courage Under Fire, Rosewood, The Insider, Club Paradise, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Ali, The Sum of All Fears, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Matchstick Men, Runaway Jury, Collateral, Cinderella Man, Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy, and Vantage Point.

Ron Canada

Canada has had a long career in both television and film, known primarily for his work in Cinderella Man, Wedding Crashers, and his recurring role as Under Secretary of State Ted Barrow on The West Wing.

Rance Howard

Howard appeared in many notable films such as Cool Hand Luke (1967), Chinatown (1974), Splash (1984), Ed Wood (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Independence Day (1996), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Cinderella Man (2005), Frost/Nixon (2008), Nebraska (2013), and Max Rose (2016).

Max Baer (boxer)

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With a shot at the heavyweight championship held by Max Baer a possibility, Braddock continues to win.
Budd Schulberg, who wrote the book from which the movie was made, portrayed the Baer character, "Buddy Brannen", as blood thirsty, and the unfounded characterization was reprised in the movie Cinderella Man.

Madison Square Garden Bowl

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She is unable to attend the fight at the Madison Square Garden Bowl or even to listen to it on the radio.
This was the site where James J. Braddock defeated Max Baer for the World Heavyweight title on June 13, 1935 that was dramatized in the film Cinderella Man.

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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The film received generally positive reviews, and received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Supporting Actor for Giamatti.

Primo Carnera

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Carnera was played by Matthew G. Taylor in the 2005 film Cinderella Man, a film about the life of fellow boxer James J. Braddock.

Joe Gould (boxing)

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Thanks to a last-minute cancellation by another boxer, Braddock's longtime manager and friend, Joe Gould, offers him a chance to fill in for just one night and earn cash.
In the 2005 film Cinderella Man, Gould is portrayed by actor Paul Giamatti.