Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood and starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman. It is the story of an under-appreciated boxing trainer, his elusive past, and his quest for atonement by helping an underdog amateur boxer (the film's title character) achieve her dream of becoming a professional. The film won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Film, Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby, Baby 2004, Clinteastwood, Favorite Movie, Hilarious Swank, Baby2004, Clint Eastwood
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“Million Dollar Baby” could be summed up as a boxing movie, but that would be missing the entire point of the film. The film’s heart and soul is the human story. The relationship drama is never overwhelmed by what takes place in the boxing ring. “Million Dollar Baby” is a story of redemption, a touching tribute to the way strangers connect and form a family.
Shakespeare in Love (1998), Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Ben Affleck, Jim Carter, Martin Clunes, Simon Callow, Tom Wilkinson, Rupert Everett; directed by John Madden. Won 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Paltrow), and Best Supporting Actress (Dench); nominated for 6 more.
The Terminal is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It is about a man trapped in a terminal at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport when he is denied entry into the United States and at the same time cannot return to his native country, the fictitious Krakozhia, due to a revolution.
Gran Torino is a 2008 American drama film directed and produced by and starring Clint Eastwood. Set in Detroit, Michigan, it was the first mainstream U.S. film to feature Hmong Americans. Many Lao Hmong war refugees resettled in the U.S. following the communist takeover of Laos in 1975.