June 15th, 2011

Oscars

Pulse of a Boxer

I've been watching all the movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. Next on my list was the 2004 winner, Million Dollar Baby, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman.

Million Dollar Baby is a drama about an ambitious female boxer who seeks guidance from a long-time trainer. The two, each with their own family issues, bond like father and daughter, until a devastating setback.

The other nominees for Best Picture that year were The Aviator, Finding Neverland, Ray and Sideways. In addition to Best Picture, Million Dollar Baby also won Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Freeman), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Swank) and Best Director.

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