Real-Life 'Fighter' Micky Ward On His Life, Now A Movie04:28
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Micky Ward's story hit the big screen when Mark Wahlberg played him in the hit move The Fighter. (AP)
Micky Ward's story hit the big screen when Mark Wahlberg played him in the hit move The Fighter. (AP)

"The Fighter" is up for seven Academy Awards this weekend, including Best Picture. The film stars Mark Wahlberg as Lowell, Mass. boxer Micky Ward, and gives an unflinching and often unflattering look at Ward's family.

So how does the real-life Micky Ward feel about how "The Fighter" turned out? Bill Littlefield, host of the NPR's "Only A Game," spoke with Micky Ward about his life and the making of "The Fighter."

This segment aired on February 22, 2011.

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