Russell Crowe was so determined to play a professional fighter in
forthcoming boxing movie Cinderella Man, he persevered as the project bounced
from director to director.
Crowe, who plays depression-era hero JIM BRADDOCK in the forthcoming RON
HOWARD film, wanted the role so much, he didn't let endless rewrites put him
He tells British magazine EMPIRE, "I always loved it, and it kept coming
back to me in different guises.
"I've probably read it 24, 25 times by now and it still gives me goose
bumps every time I read it, no matter how much we've changed."