Raging Bull

1980, Movie, R, 129 mins

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Michelle Pfeiffer Tells Robert De Niro She Auditioned for Raging Bull

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Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer share the screen for the first time in their new mob comedy movie The Family, but unbeknownst to De Niro, they nearly worked together more than 30 years ago.

During an interview with Fox News to promote The Family, Pfeiffer revealed that she auditioned for De Niro's 1980 classic Raging Bull.

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CBS Orders Robert De Niro Crime Pilot

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CBS has given the greenlight to Rookies, a crime drama pilot from Robert De Niro, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Rookies centers on... read more

Robert De Niro to Receive the Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

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Robert De Niro will receive the Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday.

Check out photos from the 2010 Golden Globes

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Model Citizen Again Tops AFI's Best-films List

As revealed during Wednesday night's AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition special, Citizen Kane held onto the top spot on the 100-best-movies list, followed by The Godfather (up a notch from the 1998 countdown). Casablanca slipped from No. 2 to a third ranking. Among the pics making big leaps were John Wayne's The Searchers (from No. 96 to 12), Raging Bull (from No. 24 to 4), Vertigo (No. 61 to 9) and Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (No. 76 to 11). read more

A Likable Host for a Long, Low-Key Oscars

The one thing I realized as Oscar night droned on and on for nearly four hours: If I ever had to choose someone to be stranded with for hours on end (say, like those poor Jet Blue passengers a few weeks ago), it would have to be Ellen DeGeneres.Keeping her cool, and her genuine aura of chipper goodwill, throughout three costume changes (in suits from red velvet to all-white to royal blue) and what seemed once again like an overindulgent excess of movie montages (we definitely could have done without Michael Mann’s fuzzy survey of cinematic American history), Ellen was welcome nearly every time she popped up. Offering a spec script to Martin Scorsese, directing Steven Spielberg on how to take her photo with Clint Eastwood, asking the megastars in the front row to lift their legs as she vacuumed the Kodak past midnight (ET), while informing us that Helen Mirren had just asked for a rum and coke (sounded pretty good to me at the time), Ellen did her darndest to deflate the bloat a... read more

It seems that many critics ...

And the winner was... Crash: Thandie Newton, Matt Dillon

Question: It seems that many critics are not happy with the Academy for failing to recognize Brokeback Mountain as the right film at the right time. What are some other famous snubs that the Academy is still embarrassed about? Thanks.


Answer: I personally think the Academy is shameless, and I've never ever heard — nor do I think I ever will — an official spokesperson concede that its membership made a big fat mistake giving the best-picture Oscar to one film rather than another. But I think there's a pretty overwhelming consensus among everyone else who cares that calling Ordinary People — a genuinely good movie, I hasten to add — the best motion picture of 1980 when it was up against Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull, which is widely con read more

What ever happened to the ...

Johnny Barnes takes it on the chin from Robert De Niro in Raging Bull.

Question: What ever happened to the actor who played Sugar Ray Robinson in Raging Bull? I looked him up on IMDb, but he only had a few credits, and Raging Bull was the last.


Answer: Johnny Barnes, who was briefly a professional middleweight boxer after a promising amateur career in the late '60s and early '70s, turned to acting after retiring from the ring. His short-lived career was blighted by drug use, and he spent time in jail for dealing. Barnes only won significant roles — that is, parts for which he received credit — in four films, including a 1977 made-for-TV movie called Stakeout on Cherry Street. Raging Bull (1980) was the undisputed highlight of his career. The fact that he resembled the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson and had been a boxer helped him land the role. But Barnes, now 64 and livin read more

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