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Jake LaMotta (1922–2017)


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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Known For

Raging Bull
Raging Bull Writer
(1980)
Firepower
Firepower Nickel Sam
(1979)
The Hustler
The Hustler Bartender
(1961)
Hangmen
Hangmen Moe Boone
(1987)

Filmography

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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 Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Mambo
 1965 The Runaways
Joe Senken
 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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Show Show Self (18 credits)
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Publicity Listings:

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:

The three toughest fighters I've ever been up against were Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Sugar Ray Robinson. I fought Sugar so many times, I'm surprised I'm not diabetic! But I did have him off the canvas once...when he stepped over my body to leave the ring. See more »

Trivia:

Claimed he took a "dive" in his loss to Billy Fox who was 49-1 with 49 knockouts. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

The Raging Bull See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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