Brother fighting against brother is a tale as old as time. Brother fighting against brother in a mixed martial arts arena? So current you could almost see it on tonight's sports highlight reel. Nick Nolte's Academy Award-nominated performance caps a powerhouse cast that deftly and hauntingly tells a story of family, duty, forgiveness and glory - and a mean left hook.
Nick Nolte Oscar 2012 Nominee for Best Supporting Actor
Trailers + Extras
- Warrior Trailer 2012 Oscar Nominee for Best Supporting Actor - Nick Nolte
- TV Spot - "How Far"
- Tess Discovers the Truth
- Tom Hardy's Cathartic Experience Gavin O'Connor talks about casting Tom Hardy for the role...
- The Reverse Angle: Warrior U.S. olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle talks about...
- 200 Bucks
- Filming Hand to Hand Combat The cast talk about fighting one another on the set of...
- Mixing It Up On set A look at the cast & crew battling it out on set and in...
- Acting Out Emotion A look at the cast and director working through scenes of...
- Directing Warrior Gavin O'Connor talks about directing Warrior
- A Warrior's Journey The cast of Warrior talk about the journey their...
- What Do You Fight For? The cast & crew of Warrior talk about what they fight for...
- Warrior Premiere
- What is a Warrior? The director & cast talk about their idea of a warrior
Top 10 Fun Facts
- Art imitates life: both the character of Koba and the man who plays him, Kurt Angle, are Olympic gold medalists in wrestling.
- The film's co-writers, Anthony Tambakis and Gavin O'Connor, met through comedian Bryan Callen. His reward? A role as himself in the movie.
- Tambakis and O'Connor wrote the role of Paddy specifically for Nick Nolte, who went on to earn an Oscar nomination for the performance.
- Letting the muses speak: Tambakis and O'Connor wrote the final scene by listening to The National's song "About Today" on repeat.
- The film is dedicated to TapouT founder Charles "Mask" Lewis, who had been written into the movie as the fight promoter. He was killed by a drunk driver just days before filming began.
- What's in a name? The character of Koba was originally going to be called "King Kong," but the name had to be changed for legal reasons. That's one litigious ape.
- We're gonna need more sand: the Iraq scenes were actually shot in a parking lot outside Pittsburgh.
- What you didn't see: an alternate opening shot at Moundsville State Prison in West Virginia featured Tom Hardy's character cage-fighting in jail.
- Actor Frank Grillo used famed MMA trainer Greg Jackson as inspiration for his character. Jackson helped Grillo and star Joel Edgerton train for the film at his New Mexico gym.
- Going for it: Tom Hardy showed up on director Gavin O'Connor's doorstep at midnight the night before his audition, having come straight off a flight from England.