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JAKE LaMOTTA (Raging Bull) BRONX BULL autograph 

Description : Here we have an original movie poster from the iconic movie that portrayed Jake LaMotta, the Middleweight Champion of the World. He has signed this poster BRONX BULL! He part was portrayed by Robert De Niro, this is without doubt the best movie about a boxer & a time in boxing, ever made. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER! This is NOT a re-print that you see offered for sale by other boxing memorabilia dealers.

Hollywood executives approached LaMotta with the idea of a movie about his life, based on his 1970 memoir Raging Bull: My Story. The film, Raging Bull, released in 1980, was initially only a minor box office success, but eventually became a huge critical success both for director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro, who gained about 60 pounds during the shooting of the film to play the older LaMotta in later scenes.

To accurately portray the younger Jake LaMotta, De Niro trained with LaMotta until LaMotta felt he was ready to box professionally. De Niro lived in Paris for three months, eating at the finest restaurants in order to gain sufficient weight to portray LaMotta after retirement. Robert De Niro won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.

The film depicts a violent and self-destructive LaMotta, who once goes as far as beating his own brother, manager Joey LaMotta, while accusing him of having an affair with Jake's then-wife, Vickie LaMotta. (In real life, this altercation was between LaMotta and his best friend Pete, not his brother Joey. The Joey character in the film is an amalgamation to simplify the narrative.

LaMotta is recognized as having one of the best chins in boxing. He rolled with punches, minimizing their force and damage when they landed, but he was also able to absorb many blows. In the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, his sixth bout with Robinson, LaMotta suffered numerous severe blows to the head. Commentators could be heard saying "No man can take this kind of punishment!" But LaMotta did not go down. The fight was stopped by the referee in the 13th round, declaring it a TKO victory for Robinson.

LaMotta was one of the first boxers to adopt the "bully" style of fighting, in that he always stayed close and in punching range of his opponent, by stalking him around the ring, and sacrificed taking punches himself in order to land his own shots. Due to his aggressive, unrelenting style he was known as "The Bronx Bull." He boasted "No son-of-a-bitch ever knocked me off my feet,"

This authentic Jake LaMotta signed movie poster comes with a letter of guarantee of authenticity from KOfightposters.com for a lifetime & beyond.

Postage: £10.00 Special Delivery... £20.00 International.

Condition : Excellent/Minor edge wear / Framed 4 display purposes only!
Size : 39in x 26.5in
Price : £500.00
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