Christian Bale seems to be into wearing only training jackets during promotion for The Fighter. Here he is, all dressed up, arriving at the Writer’s Guild of America for a screening of The Fighter the other day. Dude, we get it, you’re Method.

The Director’s Guild of America just announced their top 5 today: Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan, Tom Hooper for The King’s Speech, David Fincher for The Social Network, Christopher Nolan for Inception, and David O Russell for The Fighter. So both Nolan and Russell edged out the Coen brothers’ True Grit. Very, very interesting. The DGA has traditionally been the most slamdunk of Oscar predictors. So… we’ll have to see when the Academy announces its nominations 2 weeks tomorrow.

As for Bale, well, he’s the frontrunner, probably the lock, in the Best Supporting category. Have you seen The Fighter? He is SICK ridiculous great in The Fighter. Especially when they show footage from the real guy at the end. I have to say, I liked that movie a lot more than I thought I would. In fact, I really, really liked it a lot more than I thought I would. Even Amy Adams. One of my favourite parts was when the roughneck sisters come for a visit and they all throw down and pull hair on the porch. Please. I will NEVER complain about a roughneck bitch fight in a film.

Anyway, if you’ve seen The Fighter, you might be interested in the video below about the accuracy of the final bout. It’s movie footage with real footage. Amazing.

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