So Christian Bale is nominated for his first Academy Award. In a career spanning decades, it’s difficult to imagine he’s never been up for one, but if he had to choose a role better suited for it, he couldn’t have done much better than Dicky Eklund in The Fighter.

He pours himself into the role so well that it seems likely that the method actor might have gotten addicted to crack just to nail the role down from the inside.

Of course, the film within the film is the making of the documentary High on Crack Street, and if you were interested in the real documentary, here’s your chance to see it:

Snag Films has the entire HBO doc playing at their site. Sit back, relax, take some time off from the methadone clinic and check it out.

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