Raging Bull
Robert De Niro won an Oscar for his portrayal of self-destructive boxer Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorsese's widely acclaimed biopic, which paints a raw portrait of a tormented soul unable to control his violent outbursts.

Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”

Robert De Niro's weight fluctuations threatened to distract from his performance, but his raw power cannot be denied. He's terrifying as the wheels of jealousy spin in his head. This is rightly revered as one of Scorsese's (and the 1980s') best films.

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