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10/14/2016Posted By admin0 Comment(s)
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Hollywood star Miles Teller has revealed the pain behind his performance as boxer Vinny Pazienza in the biopic Bleed for This, a role that looks certain to generate Oscar buzz for the actor.

“Physically I was probably the furthest away from a world champion boxer as you could get,” said Teller, speaking to the press gathered at the 21st Busan International Film Festival.

“I needed every minute of every day of eight months just to be close to imitating this man. I can’t stress enough how special this guy is.”

Teller has followed up his breakthrough effort in the Oscar-nominated Whiplash (2014) with a similarly powerful turn as Pazienza, the five-time world champion boxer from the 1980s and 1990s who famously recovered from a near-fatal car accident to make a triumphant return to the ring.

“There is a certain kind of person who when the bullets are flying or the punches are being thrown, they go towards them,” said 29-year-old Teller. “Where that comes from I don’t know.”

Bleed for This, directed by Ben Younger, is set for release in the United States on November 18 before hitting screens across the globe. But it has first been wowing fans this week at BIFF, as it did when it made its world debut at last month’s Telluride Film Festival in Colorado.

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