bizzaro bierko

Ever sit halfway through a film realizing you know the actor on screen, but can't remember the name, or perhaps you are just convinced it could not possibly be that actor in the role you are watching?

Let me save you that experience by pointing out that, yes, that is Craig Bierko (Sour Grapes, The Music Man) as Max Baer in the new film Cinderella Man.

Amazingly more distracting than Renée Zellweger's perpetually half-closed eyes, was the bulked up, and scary as hell, Bierko towering over Crowe's Jim Braddock in the ring.

It's an amazing performance (in a film filled with amazing performances), but just a little unexpected.

You've been warned.