Dick Ecklund gets a plug

It was no surprise when Christian Bale's name was called for the Best Supporting Actor category. We were hoping for a shout out to Dicky Ecklund, who he portrays in "The Fighter," and he didn't let us down. After graciously thanking director David O. Russell and his fellow cast mates (as well as calling Melissa Leo out on dropping the F-bomb earlier in the evening), he then turned his attention to Dicky. "Listen, he's had a wonderful story and I can't wait to see the next chapter of his story," Bale says. "If you want to be a champ, if you want to get trained with him go meet with him. DickEcklund.com. Go do it, he deserves it." Only adding to Bale's flawless speech were his brief tears while thanking his wife, who's been his "mast through the storms of life." Awww.<br>
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--<i><a href="http://www.twitter.com/SophieSchillaci">SophieSchillaci</a>, <a href="http://www.zap2it.com/">Zap2it</a></i>
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It was no surprise when Christian Bale's name was called for the Best Supporting Actor category. We were hoping for a shout out to Dicky Ecklund, who he portrays in "The Fighter," and he didn't let us down. After graciously thanking director David O. Russell and his fellow cast mates (as well as calling Melissa Leo out on dropping the F-bomb earlier in the evening), he then turned his attention to Dicky. "Listen, he's had a wonderful story and I can't wait to see the next chapter of his story," Bale says. "If you want to be a champ, if you want to get trained with him go meet with him. DickEcklund.com. Go do it, he deserves it." Only adding to Bale's flawless speech were his brief tears while thanking his wife, who's been his "mast through the storms of life." Awww.

--SophieSchillaci, Zap2it

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