Jake LaMotta (1922–2017)


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Jake LaMotta had one of the best chins in boxing history. In over 110 fights against the greatest middleweights in history, LaMotta was only knocked to the canvas once in his entire 14 year career. Turning pro in the early 1940s, Lamotta ran up an impressive undefeated streak before losing. He was the first fighter to defeat the great Sugar Ray ... See full bio »

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Raging Bull Writer
(1980)
Firepower Nickel Sam
(1979)
The Hustler Bartender
(1961)
(2016)

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 1997 Question d'honneur (Short)
 1995 The Happy Moose (Short)
Bull (voice, as The Evil Cat)
 1991 New Jack City
Gangster standing at bar. (uncredited)
 1989 Mob War
Don Ricci
 1988 Maniac Cop
Detective
 1987 Hangmen
Moe Boone
 1985 Tom Waits: Downtown Train (Video short)
 1979 Firepower
Nickel Sam
 1971 Who Killed Mary Whats'ername?
Bartender (as Jake Lamotta)
 1970 Cauliflower Cupids
Gentle Jim
 1965 The Runaways
Joe Senken
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Mambo
 1962-1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Bugsy / Muscles McGurk / Duke Thornton / ...
- I've Been Here Before (1963) ... Bugsy
- Here We Go Again (1963) ... Muscles McGurk
- The White Elephant (1963) ... Duke Thornton
- Quiet! We're Thinking (1962) ... Thug (uncredited)
- Toody & Muldoon Crack Down (1962) ... Seaman (uncredited)
 1961 The Hustler
Bartender
 1961 Rebellion in Cuba
Julio
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Rocky's Pal
- Episode #4.1 (1953) ... Rocky's Pal
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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Evil Cat | Jake La Motta | Jake Lamotta

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Robert De Niro] Bobby's a main-event fighter. I'm not kidding. He's thirty-five, but he moves and hits like a nineteen-year-old. Anytime he wants to quit acting I could easily make him into a champion. He's that good. See more »

Trivia:

Upon seeing Robert DeNiro's portrayal of him in Raging Bull (1980), he reportedly asked his wife if he was really as bad as he was in the film. His wife told him that he was worse. See more »

Trademark:

Staying within punching distance of his opponent in order to land blows See more »

Nickname:

Jack See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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