James walter braddock was born on june 7, 1905 in hell's kitchen, new york, to two irish catholic parents (according to sportswriter damon runyon, james j braddock had more rhythm when saying it aloud) [4. James j braddock (as he was called in boxing) is a great man of history because his name in the boxing arena and his influence in the lives of those who experienced the great depression surpassed the very essence of people's hopes. James j braddock, mae braddock and the unforgettable part the society played in the movie cinderella man showed us the changes people of the 30's faced as the great depression hit and the decisions they made to cope with the situation many never recovered from.
If you haven't read cinderella man or watched the movie of the same title, i highly recommend doing so it's hard to find a better example of what it means to be a real man than james j braddock. James walter braddock (june 8, 1905 - november 29, 1974) was an american boxer who was the world heavyweight champion from 1935 to 1937 fighting under the name james j braddock (ostensibly to follow the pattern set by two prior world boxing champions, james j corbett and james j jeffries), braddock was known for his spoiling, counterpunching style, powerful right hand and his iron chin. James braddock was an irish-american boxer during the era of america's great depression, when boxing was the country's most popular sport in 1927, for a 30-minute fight against jack dempsey, gene tunney made $990,445, more than babe ruth made in 14 major league seasons.
The movie of the life of james j braddock starts in a few weeks, titled the cinderella man the big screen depicts braddock and his family going through the hard times of the great depression. Cinderella man is 2005 drama film directed by ron howard, starring russell crowe, renée zellweger, paul giamatti, and craig bierkoit loosely follows the story of real life boxing champion james j braddock, aka cinderella man. Summaries during the great depression, a common-man hero, james j braddock--aka the cinderella man--was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history.
The story of james braddock is heavily laden with hardships faced during the depression in the opening scene, the braddock family does not have much to eat, as economic stress has placed its grip. James j braddock once said, i have to believe that once things are bad, i have to change them the movie cinderella man is about braddock rising from a poor, unsuccessful boxer to the heavyweight boxing champion of the world. In russell crowe in cinderella man (2005) he played real-life boxer james j braddock, who staged a timely comeback to help his family out of financial hardship during the great depression.
Cinderella man: james j braddock, max baer, and the greatest upset in boxing history by jeremy schaap a riveting tale of perseverance in the face of hardship, cinderella man is the chronicle of the boxer james j braddock, whose exceptional story of achievement against all odds was the subject of a major motion picture. The film cinderella man is based on a true story about a boxer james j braddock, during the great depression in the 1930's braddock, his wife mae and his three kids were very well off, due to the fact that braddock was doing very well with his boxing and winning lots of fights, which resulted in lots of money. Cinderella man is yet another terrific ron howard film based on the life of james braddock the cast that howard directs is incredible and new jersey during the great depression, a time when. Cinderella man came out in the year 2005, it is a non fiction movie directed by ron howard it is based on the story of a boxer during the depression, james j braddock.
That common-man hero was james j braddock-aka the cinderella man-who was to become one of the most surprising and inspirational sports legends in history by the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was seemingly as broken-down, beaten-up and out-of-luck as much of the rest of the american populace. During the great depression, ex boxer james j braddock ( russell crowe) works as a day laborer until his former manager joe gould (paul gianatti) offers him a one-time slot against a rising young contender. In the end of the film cinderella man, jim ends up winning his fight against max baer, which is the most significant event in his life jim is trying to provide for a family after he lost his license during the great depression.