American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
They took the american dream for a ride
Did You Know?
According to Matt Damon
, Christian Bale
had to lose 70 pounds before filming began. Bale had previously gained a lot of weight for his role in Vice
(2018) and had about seven months to lose it all and then some to play the lean race car driver, Ken Miles. Damon inquired of Bale how he managed to lose all the weight to which Bale replied that he simply didn't eat. Damon said he was impressed by Bale's monk-like discipline. See more
Lee Iacocca, Ford Motors. Suppose Henry Ford II wanted to build the greatest race car the world's ever seen, to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. What's it take?
Well, it takes somethin' money can't buy.
Well, it can buy speed.
It isn't about speed.