The Fighter was released in 2010 and was a commercial and critical success. It was so successful, the boxing film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. The Fighter ending up talking him two Oscars as Christian Bale won Best Supporting Actor and Melissa Leo won Best Supporting Actress.
The film also stars Mark Walhberg and Amy Adams. Wahlberg plays the role of Micky Ward, a pro boxer who is looking rise to the top of the welterweight rankings. He is trained by his older half-brother Dicky Eklund (Bale), who's known for going the distance with Sugar Ray Leonard, Ward is trained by his mother Alice Ward (Leo) and marries Charlene Flemming (Adams). The despite all the trials and tribulations, including going to prison, the film ends with Mickey Ward winning the Welterweight title. Here's a look at the cast is up to now.
Mark Wahlberg - Micky Ward
I've been watching Mark Wahlberg movies all weekend.
What's your favourite Mark Wahlberg movie?
Mine is Lone Survivor🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/k5Jp8VciFh— Sesethu Time (@TimeSesethu) May 23, 2020
Mark Wahlberg, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Departed, continued to star in more major films in the last 10 years. Recently, Wahlberg starred in the Netflix movie Spenser Confidential. Later this year, he will star in Good Joe Bell.
Christian Bale - Dicky Eklund
Like Wahlberg, Christian Bale has not slowed down since The Fighter. He played the role of Dick Cheney in Vice and was Ken Miles in Ford v. Ferrari. Since he won his Academy Ward in 2011, Bale has been nominated three more times, twice for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor.
Melissa Leo - Alice Ward
Leo has worked non-stop for the last 10 years, appearing in 26 films since The Fighter. Her last film was in 2018 when she starred opposite Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 2. In 2021, Leo is set to appear in Thunder Force with Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer.
Amy Adams - Charlene Fleming
Amy Adams for Los Angeles Times. Photographed by Jennifer S. Altman (2012). 💛 pic.twitter.com/XhqojDkx6w— best of amy adams (@BESTOFAMYADAMSS) May 23, 2020
Adams was nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Fighter. She went on to be nominated three more times since 2011, tying her with Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter as actresses with the second most nominations without winning. Adams stared in American Hustle and Vice with Bale. She is set to star in the film The Woman in the Window this year.
Jack McGee - George Ward
Jack McGree has appeared in over 100 films and TV shows in his career. Recently, McGee appeared in the TV series 9-1-1 and Broke. The last film he was in was Father Figures, which was released in 2017.
Frank Renzulli - Sal Lanano
With my friend frank renzulli who my blue bloods character is named after interesting and great guy pic.twitter.com/cOQcK35QKJ— Big Nick Turturro (@NickTurturro1) January 21, 2016
Frank Renzulli is an Emmy nominated writer and Golden Globe winner along with being an established actor. He has appeared in a number of films and TV series, with the latest being the film The Poison Rose, starring alongside John Travolta and Morgan Freeman.
Sugar Ray Leonard - Himself
I took a moment in isolation this morning to reflect on the positives that are to come, the loved ones that keep me going, and all the things I’m grateful for. During a pandemic this can seem like the hardest thing to do but it is so important for mental health. pic.twitter.com/O48ZOkAOPW— Sugar Ray Leonard (@SugarRayLeonard) April 15, 2020
Sugar Ray Leonard has not been in a boxing match since 1997 and has done a number of public appearances since. He continues to be in the public eye with interviews and he's active on Twitter. Leonard won world titles in five weight divisions in his career.