Joe Gould

Joe Gould Picture

Joe Gould is the friend and manager of Jim Braddock on Cinderella Man. While his motives might seem shady at first, we soon realize that Gould is as well-intentioned as they come. Braddock, in many ways, owed his comeback to this good pal.

Played By
Paul Giamatti
Full Name
Joe Gould

Joe Gould Quotes

Jimmy Johnston: Right here. Editorial says this fight is good as murder, and everybody associated with it should be hauled into court and prosecuted afterwards. They say the paper's gettin' all sorts of letters from people saying you're their inspiration - like you saved their lives or somethin'. If you ask me, it's a lotta crap... but if I'm gonna promote this fight, I'm not gettin' hung out to dry if somethin' happens to you.
Joe Gould: [sarcastically] Ah, you're all heart.
Jimmy Johnston: My heart's for my family, Joe, my brains and my balls are for business and this is business. You got me?
Joe Gould: Gotcha.

Jim Braddock: For two hundred and fifty dollars I would fight your wife!
Joe Gould: Now you're dreaming
Jim Braddock: ...and your grandmother, at the same time.
Joe Gould: Teeth in or teeth out?
Jim Braddock: Take 'em out!
Joe Gould: Then you're dead, you're down, you're gone, no chance!
Jim Braddock: Two hundred and fifty bucks?
Joe Gould: Two hundred and fifty bananas!
Jim Braddock: Joey!

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Cinderella Man Quotes

"In all the history of the boxing game you find no human interest story to compare with the life narrative of James J. Braddock...” - Damon Runyon

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Jesus H. Christ! Jesus Mary and Joseph! All the saints and martyrs and Jesus! Did I mention Jesus?

Joe Gould