Jake LaMotta autographed "Raging Bull" movie poster - NOW THIS IS UNIQUE!
A&R Collectibles has some truly RARE and unique items autographed. And this one is for you movie fans. This is a reproduction of the movie poster "Raging Bull" (the real life story of Jake LaMotta). This special movie poster has been hand signed by the "Raging Bull" himself...JAKE LAMOTTA. In addition to signing his name, Jake has added the special inscription "Raging Bull." Superstar Greetings COA included. Suggested Retail Price $185.00+. LIMITED AVAILABILITY...Order Today!
Giacobbe "Jake" LaMotta (born July 10, 1921), nicknamed "The Bronx Bull" and "The Raging Bull," is an American retired professional boxer and former World Middleweight Champion. He was portrayed by Robert De Niro in the 1980 film Raging Bull.
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, 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 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. 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 his (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.)