Robert De Niro stars in the ultimate boxing movie
It was the movie that made Robert De Niro a star, and cemented director Martin Scorsese in the pantheon of great American directors.
The plot of “Raging Bull” is fairly straightforward: It’s the tale of Jake LaMotta, an emotionally self-destructive boxer, and his journey through life as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.
But it was far more than just a boxing movie. De Niro’s dedication to the role—including his now-famous weight loss and gain—combined with Scorsese’s incredibly intimate direction, led to what many consider one of the best films of the era, ranking #24 on the America Film Institute’s list of best American movies.
While controversial at the time for its violence, the film went on to get nominated for eight Academy Awards, including a Best Actor win for De Niro.
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