From Clint Eastwood's direction and starring role, to the powerful performance by Hilary Swank as the titular female boxer, the drama earned every one of its four Oscars. Swank nabbed her second Best Actress Academy Award as Maggie, a small-town woman from an uncaring family who moves to Los Angeles. She convinces has-been boxing trainer Frankie (Eastwood), with some nudging by Frankie's pal, former boxer Scrap (Morgan Freeman), to shepherd her career. Maggie's career takes off and her financial picture brightens, which, crushingly, doesn't win her any affection from her greedy family. It also gives Frankie the chance to prove his training skills and redeem himself to his own family in the movie's heartbreaking end.