Russell Crowe doesn't have to try too hard to hate his boxing rival in
real-life sports movie CINDERELLA MAN - the other man in the ring was the man
Meg Ryan turned to after the New Zealander broke up with the actress.
Former Sex And The City heart-throb Craig Bierko plays heavyweight
champion MAX BAER in the ROCKYesque, rags to riches movie, opposite Crowe, who
stars as JIM BRADDOCK.
The two boxers were fierce rivals in the 1930s - and neither actor has to
try hard to dislike the other.
A set insider says, "Russell and Craig hardly speak to each other on the
set, and they never socialise. There doesn't seem to be a lot of love lost