Michael Sheen Scores in The Damned United

You know him as Tony Blair. But in The Damned United, Michael Sheen scores as an iconoclastic soccer manager

In the 1970s, Brian Clough was one of the best-known figures in Britain. A talented soccer player whose career was cut short by injury, he went into management, leading not one but two unfashionable clubs to the English championship and then winning the European Cup two years in a row. He was a clever, cocky, working-class hero with an opinion on everything from Margaret Thatcher (against) to striking miners (for). Brilliant, needy, self-destructive — he was an alcoholic and had a liver transplant before he died in 2004 — he combined humor, bombast, friendships and rivalries in a long and very...

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