The OSCAR-winning GLADIATOR star - who's plays depression-era fighter and folk hero JIM BRADDOCK in the period drama - had to withstand getting punched for three months during the filming.
The 41-year-old actor is now convinced his fighting days are well and truly over.
He says, "I don't want to get myself into a violent situation ever again. I've seen it's effect. I felt it's effect.
"What I felt from Cinderella Man is realising that getting punched in the head is stupid.
"It's not something I ever want to do again."01/06/2005 13:45