06:28 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Million Dollar Baby
Originally posted 01/31/2005 08:00AM
Clint Eastwood solidified his chances to take home the Best Director Oscar on Feb. 27 by being named the Directors Guild of America's filmmaker of the year on Saturday, for the stark boxing drama Million Dollar Baby.
Originally posted 12/23/2004 06:00AM
Hilary Swank may be an esteemed double Oscar winner, but she's still willing to play dirty for a good part – most recently as a boxer in director Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed drama Million Dollar Baby. "I got a bloody lip, a bruised nose and some head butts," says the actress, who took home a Golden Globe and an Academy Awards for the role. Plus, "I had a lot of blisters." Swank, 30, who won her first Oscar for 1999's Boys Don't Cry, endured grueling training sessions with professional boxers and downed raw eggs and flax oil to bulk up as Maggie, a scrappy waitress turned fighter. Swank recently chatted about getting in the ring, going opposite a screen icon and even taking on her husband, actor Chad Lowe.
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