Steven Kotler

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Russell Crowe

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"Cinderella Man," the riches-to-rags-to-riches story of Depression-era boxer Jim Braddock, was a script that had been floating around Hollywood for years, but Russell Crowe took a shine to it and…

Paul Giamatti

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When Paul Giamatti signed on to play Joe Gould, Russell Crowe's cornerman in Ron Howard's Depression-era boxing biopic "Cinderella Man," he did so to play a type.

Ron Howard

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If there's a pattern to Ron Howard's increasingly distinguished oeuvre, it's a commitment to classic Hollywood-styled craftsmanship and humane storytelling. With Depression-era boxing biopic…

Paul Haggis

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With his Oscar nominated adaptation of last year's "Million Dollar Baby," Paul Haggis went from TV scribe oblivion to instant A-list status in Hollywood. That his follow-up was "Crash" -- an…

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