Million Dollar Baby - Full Cast and Characters

Updated:16 Sep, 2022

Based on pieces from the 2000 anthology Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner by F.X. Toole, the pen name of fight manager and cutman Jerry Boyd, the 2004 American sports drama movie Million Dollar Baby was directed, co-produced, musically composed, and starred Clint Eastwood along with Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. The movie showcases Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank), an aspiring boxer, who requests Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) to coach her because she wants to learn from the greatest. He openly declines from the beginning, stating that he has no interest in training a girl. In this article, let's get to know more about the full cast of the Million Dollar Baby movie in detail.

Frankie has few friends, is estranged from his only daughter, and lives a lonely life. Although Maggie has some rough edges, she displays great grit in the ring, and eventually, he gives in. Maggie not only turns out to be the fighter he's always wanted to have under his wing, but she also proves to be a buddy who helps him fill a huge hole in his life. Maggie's career takes off, but a mishap in the ring prompts her to need one more favor from Frankie. 

Million Dollar Baby had its theatrical debut on December 15, 2004. It was well-received by critics and brought in $216.8 million globally. IMDb gave it a rating of 8.1. The movie won four Oscars in the category of Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, and Best Achievement in Directing.

Star Cast of Million Dollar Baby Movie:

Leading Cast of Million Dollar Baby:

  • Clint Eastwood as Frankie Dunn
  • Hilary Swank as Maggie Fitzgerald
  • Morgan Freeman as Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris

Supporting Cast of Million Dollar Baby:

  • Jay Baruchel as Danger Barch
  • Mike Colter as Big Willie Little
  • Lucia Rijker as Billie 'The Blue Bear'
  • Brían F. O'Byrne as Father Horvak(as Brían O'Byrne)
  • Anthony Mackie as Shawrelle Berry

Cast Details of Million Dollar Baby:

1. Clint Eastwood as Frankie Dunn

Played by Clint Eastwood, Frankie Dunn is an Irish-American boxer who trains Maggie Fitzgerald. He is older than Maggie and is an alcoholic. He trains her for free, as this is the only way he can earn some money. Clint Eastwood is an American actor, director, producer, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, and philanthropist. He has won Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes. He is known for his roles in “Unforgiven”, “The Bridges of Madison County”, “Dirty Harry”, “Unforgiven”, and “Million Dollar Baby”.

2. Hilary Swank as Maggie Fitzgerald

Hilary Swank played the role of Maggie Fitzgerald, a 38-year-old, rough, tough woman. She lives alone in a trailer and when she is not cleaning houses, she is drinking too much and getting into fights. When Maggie gets drunk, she acts like a child and cusses like a sailor. However, the movie is about Maggie's transformation which really inspired people. Swank made her film debut with 1992’s The Homesman, where she played the role of a young girl who marries a murderer. She received critical praise for her performance in Boys Don’t Cry (1999), which led to her winning an Oscar for Best Actress. Despite her success, Swank struggled throughout her early career, with chronic depression, addiction, and homelessness. 

3. Morgan Freeman as Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris

Legendary actor Morgan Freeman portrayed the role of Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris in Million Dollar Baby which presents an interesting study. Tommy tells Frankie that he has been forced to retire due to a shoulder injury. He is also depressed because he was once one of the best boxers in the world, and now that he's impaired, he has nothing. He has had 150 fights, and not a single one has gone the distance. Morgan Freeman is an American actor, director, writer, producer, and narrator. Morgan Freeman is thought to be worth $200 million. Morgan Freeman has played in over 5,500 movies and has received 15 Academy Award nominations.


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