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Mickey Rourke

Rourke at the 2009 premiere of City Island
Born Philip Andre Rourke, Jr.
September 16, 1952 (1952-09-16) (age 57)
Schenectady, New York, U.S.
Other name(s) Sir Eddie Cook
Occupation Actor, professional boxer, screenwriter, music supervisor
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Debra Feuer (1981–1989)
Carré Otis (1992–1998)
.Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke, Jr. (born September 16, 1952)[1] is an American actor and screenwriter who has appeared primarily as a leading man in action, drama, and thriller films.^ Mickey Rourke is the sexiest man alive!
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^ Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke, Jr. September 16, 1956) is an actor, a boxer, a Golden Globe winner, and a dick.
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^ Mickey Rourke was born on September 16,1956 in Schenectady, New York.
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.Trained as a boxer in his early years, Rourke had a short stint as a professional boxer in the 1990s.^ Trained as a boxer in his early years, Rourke had a short stint as a pro fighter in the 1990s.
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^ Trained as a boxer in his early years, Rourke had a short stint as a professional boxer in the 1990s.
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^ In 1991, Rourke became a professional boxer.
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.He won a 2009 Golden Globe award and a BAFTA award, and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award for his work in the film The Wrestler.^ He's expecting an Academy Award nomination.
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^ He gave a salty acceptance speech when he won a best actor award for “The Wrestler” at the Golden Globes on Jan.
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^ Golden Globe award for his performance in The Wrestler, Rourke did just that.
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Early life

Rourke was born Philip Andre Rourke, Jr. in Schenectady, New York[1] to a family of Irish and French descent.[3] .His father, Philip Andre Rourke, Sr., an amateur body builder, left the family when Mickey was six years old.^ It's 55-year-old reassembled male actor Mickey Rourke .
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^ Rourke was born in Schenectady, NY. His father, Philip Andre, an amateur body builder, left when Rourke was six.
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^ Mickey Rourke's body IS his canvas.
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[4] After his parents divorced, his mother, Ann, married Eugene Addis, a Miami Beach police officer with five sons and moved Rourke, his younger brother and their sister to southern Florida, where he graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School in 1971.[5]
.During his teenage years, Rourke focused his attention mainly on sports.^ Rourke went into boxing for a few years during which time he received a broken nose and a collapsed cheekbone among others.
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^ Rourke's teenage years were more aimed towards sports than acting.

^ Wikipedia ) Rourke\'s teenage years were more aimed towards sports than acting.
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.He took up self-defense training at the Boys Club of Miami.^ Raised in the tough inner city, Rourke took up self-defense training at the Boys Club of Miami.
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^ As a teenager, Rourke took up self-defense training, switched to boxing and decided on an amateur career before turning to acting.
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^ He was trained by former professional boxer and lightweight contender Freddie Roach at Miami?s 5th Street Gym and the Outlaw Boxing Club Gym in Los Angeles.
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.It was there that he learned boxing skills and decided on an amateur career.^ It was there he learned boxing skills and decided on an amateur career.

^ It was there he learned boxing skills, and decided on an amateur career.
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^ As a teenager, Rourke took up self-defense training, switched to boxing and decided on an amateur career before turning to acting.
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.At the age of 12, Rourke won his first boxing match as a 118-pound bantamweight (53.5 kg), fighting some of his early matches under the name Andre Rourke.^ Some of his early matches were fought as Andre Rourke.
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^ At the age of 12, Rourke won his first boxing match as a 118 pound bantamweight.

^ At the age of 12, Rourke won his first boxing match as a 118-pound bantamweight.
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.He continued his boxing training at the famed 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach, Florida, where Muhammad Ali began his career.^ He continued his amateur boxing career at the 5th Street Gym where he fought in the Police Athletic League Amateur boxing program.
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^ Later, he moved his training to the 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach.
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^ He continued his boxing training at the famed 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach, Florida; joining the Police Athletic League boxing program.
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.In 1969, Rourke, then weighing 140 lbs.^ In 1969, Rourke, now weighing 140lbs., sparred with former World Welterweight Champion Luis Rodriguez.
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.(63.5 kg), sparred with former World Welterweight Champion Luis Rodríguez.^ In 1969, Rourke, now weighing 140lbs., sparred with former World Welterweight Champion Luis Rodriguez.
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^ In 1969, at the 5th Street Gym, Rourke sparred with former world welterweight champion Luis Manuel Rodriguez , who was in training for his title match with Nino Benvenuti .
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^ Mickey Rourke sparred with world champions James Toney, John David Jackson, and Tommy Morrison.
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.Rodriguez was the number one-rated middleweight boxer in the world, and was training for his match with world champion Nino Benvenuti.^ Rodriguez was the number one rated middleweight boxer in the world, and was training for his match with world champion Nino Benvenuti.
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^ De Niro won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of middleweight world champion Jake Lamotta in the Martin Scorsese film.
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^ In 1969, at the 5th Street Gym, Rourke sparred with former world welterweight champion Luis Manuel Rodriguez , who was in training for his title match with Nino Benvenuti .
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.Rourke claims to have received a concussion in this sparring match.^ Rourke claims to have received a concussion in this sparring match.
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^ Rourke reportedly received a concussion in that sparring match.
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^ In 1969, Rourke faced former boxing champion Luis Rodriquez in the ring, but received a concussion during the bout.
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.At the 1971 Florida Golden Gloves, he suffered another concussion in a boxing match.^ In 1971, at the Florida Golden Gloves, he received another concussion in a boxing match.
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^ In 1971, at the Florida Golden Gloves, he received another concussion from a boxing match.
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^ Rourke received yet another concussion fighting in a 1971 Golden Gloves tournament.
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.After being told by doctors to take a year off and rest, Rourke temporarily retired from the ring.^ He was told by doctors to take a year off and decided to retire from amateur competition.
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^ After being told by doctors to take a year off and rest, Rourke temporarily retired from the ring.
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^ Consequently Rourke was told by doctors to take a year off to rest.
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.From 1964 to 1972, he compiled an amateur record of 20 wins, 17 by knockout, and 6 defeats,[7] which included wins over Ron Carter, Charles Gathers, and Joe Riles.^ From 1968 to 1972, he compiled an amateur record of 20-6, with 17 knockouts.

^ Rourke's amateur boxing record was 20-6 with 17 knockouts from 1968 through 1972.
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^ From 1968 to 1971, he compiled an amateur record of 20-6, with 17 knockouts.
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.January 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Coach Freddie Roach trained him for seven fights.^ He was trained by former professional boxer and lightweight contender Freddie Roach at Miami?s 5th Street Gym and the Outlaw Boxing Club Gym in Los Angeles.
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^ Rourke was trained by former pro boxer Freddie Roach at Miami Beach's 5th Street Gym and the Outlaw Boxing Club Gym in Los Angeles.

^ Reply Paul says: January 27, 2009 at 9:27 am They should give him more.
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Early acting roles

.In 1971, as a senior at Miami Beach Senior High School, Rourke had a small acting role in the Jay W. Jensen directed school play, The Serpent.^ Rourke graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School in 1971.
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^ However, a P. Rourke listed in the play's credits, could be his sister, Patricia Rourke, who also attended Miami Beach Senior High School.
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^ Miami Beach Senior High School Alumni Directory 2003, page 215, Class of 1971, Mickey Rourke.
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[9] .However, Rourke's interests were geared to boxing, and he never appeared in any other school productions.^ Boxing became Mickey Rourke's favorite pastime as a teen, but he quit in high school in the wake of receiving two concussions while fighting.
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^ Acting came about after he appeared in a theater production called Deathwatch , and Mickey Rourke moved to New York and eventually studied at the renowned Actors Studio.
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^ Known for sparring not only with boxers but also directors, other actors and the world at large, Rourke would return to boxing when his acting career faltered in the '90s.
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.Soon after he temporarily gave up boxing, a friend at the University of Miami told Rourke about a play he was directing, Deathwatch, and how the man playing the role of Green Eyes had quit.^ He also landed a role in a play, Deathwatch, via a friend and soon got hooked on acting.
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^ That's how Rourke plays him, as an almost completely instinctive man.
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^ Rourke wins 'Ice Man' role .
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.Rourke got the part and immediately became enamored with acting.^ Rourke gave it a shot, won the part and was hooked almost immediately, leaving soon after to study in New York.
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^ Rourke didn't realise at the time that his struggle to find decent acting parts was down to a number of influential industry movers who refused to work with him.
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^ Unfortunately Rourke's acting career eventually became overshadowed by his personal life and some seemingly eccentric career decisions.
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.Borrowing $400 from his sister, he went to New York in order to take private lessons with an acting teacher from the Actors Studio, Sandra Seacat.^ He borrowed money so that he could take acting lessons in New York.
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^ Then, choosing to learn more about acting, he studied at the Actors Studio in New York.

^ After taking a role in a friend’s play at the University of Miami, Rourke borrowed $400 from his sister and moved to New York, becoming one of the final students taught by the legendary Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio.
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.Rourke's film debut was a small role in Steven Spielberg's film 1941.^ Mickey Rourke then landed his debut film role in Steven Spielberg's 1941, which starred John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd .
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^ This was Rourke's film debut.
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^ Rourke's film debut was a small role in Steven Spielberg's film "1941".

.However, it was his portrayal of an arsonist in Body Heat that garnered significant attention, despite his modest time onscreen.^ Though it was not his first role, his portrayal of an arsonist in "Body Heat" garnered significant attention despite his modest time onscreen.

^ Though it was not his first role, his portrayal of an arsonist in Body Heat garnered significant attention despite his modest time onscreen.
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^ Rourke broke through in 1981, Brad-Pitt-in-"Thelma and Louise"-esquely, as an arsonist in the sweaty erotic thriller "Body Heat."
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.He mostly appeared in television movies in his early career.^ He followed this by mainly appearing in television movies, such as Diner, with Kevin Bacon and Steve Guttenberg .
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.During the early 1980s, Rourke starred in Diner, alongside Paul Reiser, Daniel Stern, Steve Guttenberg, Tim Daly and Kevin Bacon.^ During the early 1980s, Rourke starred in the cult classic Diner, which also starred Paul Reiser, Daniel Stern, Steve Guttenberg, Tim Daly and Kevin Bacon.
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^ Fellow stars Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern and Timothy Daly all rose to fame after the film.
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^ The talented ensemble cast includes Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Daniel Stern, Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly, Ellen Barkin.
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.Soon thereafter, Rourke starred in Rumble Fish, Francis Ford Coppola's follow-up to The Outsiders.^ Soon after, Rourke starred in Francis Ford Coppola's follow-up to The Outsiders in the coming-of-age tale, Rumble Fish .
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^ Soon after, Rourke starred in Francis Ford Coppola's follow-up to "The Outsiders" in the coming-of-age tale, "Rumble Fish".

^ Francis Ford Coppola directed Mickey Rourke in Rumblefish in 1983.
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.Rourke's performance in the film The Pope of Greenwich Village alongside Daryl Hannah and Eric Roberts also caught the attention of critics, although the film was not financially successful.^ Birthday: Sep 16, 1956 Birthplace: Liberty City in Miami Biography: Rourke's performance in the film The Pope of Greenwich Village alongside Darryl Hannah and Eric Roberts caught the attention of critics.
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^ Rourke's performance in the film "The Pope of Greenwich Village" alongside Daryl Hannah and Eric Roberts caught the attention of critics.

^ Rourke's performance in the film The Pope of Greenwich Village alongside Daryl Hannah and Eric Roberts caught the attention of critics.
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.In the mid-1980s, Rourke earned himself additional leading roles.^ In the mid-1980s, Rourke earned himself additional leading roles.
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^ In 2005, Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role ("Marv") in Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of Frank Miller's "Sin City".

^ In 2005, Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role ( Marv ) in Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of Frank Miller's Sin City .
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.His role alongside Kim Basinger in the erotic drama 9½ Weeks helped him gain "sex symbol" status.^ His role alongside Kim Basinger in the controversial, sexually-themed box-office hit 9 Weeks helped him gain "sex symbol" status.
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^ His role alongside Kim Basinger in the controversial, sexually-themed box-office hit 9½ Weeks helped him gain "sex symbol" status.
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^ His role alongside Kim Basinger in the controversial, sexually-themed box-office hit "9 Weeks" helped him gain 'sex symbol' status.

[10] .He received critical praise for his work in Barfly as the alcoholic writer Henry Chinaski (the literary alter ego of Charles Bukowski) and in Year of the Dragon.^ He received critical praise for his work in Barfly as the alcoholic writer Charles Bukowski, and in the Oliver Stone-penned Year of the Dragon .
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^ Barfly (1987) Henry Chinaski .

^ He received critical praise for his work in "Barfly" as the alcoholic writer Henry Chinaski, and in the Oliver Stone-penned "Year of the Dragon".

.In 1987, Rourke appeared in Angel Heart.^ Angel Heart Trailer [1987] .
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^ Angel Heart: Special Edition (1987) .
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^ Rourke followed with 1987's equally steamy Angel Heart and 1990's Wild Orchid .
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.The film was nominated for several awards.^ The film was directed by Alan Parker and nominated for several awards.
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^ AM The urban drama Precious and the Leo Tolstoy period piece The Last Station each have earned a leading five nominations for the Spirit Awards that honor independent film.
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^ He won a 2009 Golden Globe award and a BAFTA award, and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award for his work in the film The Wrestler.
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.It was seen as controversial by some owing to a sex scene involving Cosby Show cast member Lisa Bonet, who won an award for her part in the film.^ This film by Alan Parker was seen as controversial due to a sex scene involving Cosby Show cast member Lisa Bonet.
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^ It was seen as controversial by some due to a sex scene involving Cosby Show cast member Lisa Bonet, who won an award for her part in the film.
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^ This film by Alan Parker was seen as controversial due to a sex scene involving "Cosby Show" cast member Lisa Bonet.

[11] .Although some of Rourke's work was viewed as controversial in the U.S., he was well-received by European, and especially French, audiences, who loved the "rumpled, slightly dirty, sordid ...^ Although some of Rourke's work was viewed as controversial in the US, he was well-received by European, and especially French, audiences who loved the "rumpled, slightly dirty, sordid...rebel persona" that he projected in Year of the Dragon, 9 1/2 Weeks, Angel Heart, and Desperate Hours.
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^ Although some of Rourke's work was viewed as controversial in the US, he was well-received by French audiences who loved the "rumpled, slightly dirty, sordid...rebel persona" that he projected in Year of the Dragon, 9 1/2 Weeks, Angel Heart, and Desperate Hours.
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^ Although some of Rourke's work was viewed as controversial in the US, he was well-received by French audiences who loved the "rumpled, slightly dirty, sordid...rebel persona" http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800010853/bio that he projected in Year of the Dragon , 9 1/2 Weeks , Angel Heart , and Desperate Hours .
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rebel persona"[12] that he projected in .Year of the Dragon, 9½ Weeks, Angel Heart, and Desperate Hours.^ As 9 1/2 Weeks director Adrian Lyne put it, ''If Mickey had died after Angel Heart, he would have been remembered as James Dean or Marlon Brando.''
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^ Reply Dixie Thu 01/08/09 3:00 AM This is not the hottie from 9 1/2 Weeks and Angel Heart.
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^ This assessment was made from just four films: Rumblefish, Barfly, Angel Heart and Nine 1/2 Weeks.
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.In the late 1980s, Rourke performed with David Bowie on the Never Let Me Down album.^ In the late 1980s, Rourke performed with musician David Bowie on the Never Let Me Down album.
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^ In the late 1980s, Rourke performed with musician David Bowie on the "Never Let Me Down" album.

^ Around this time, Rourke also performed with David Bowie , on Bowie's Never Let Me Down album and also wrote his first screenplay, Homeboy, as well as appearing in Francesco with Helena Bonham Carter .
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.Around the same time he also wrote his first screenplay, Homeboy, a boxing tale in which he starred.^ HOMEBOY which he co-wrote and starred his wife at the time.
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^ Around this same time, he also wrote his first screenplay, Homeboy , a boxing tale in which he starred.
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^ Around this same time, he also wrote his first screenplay, "Homeboy", a boxing tale in which he starred.

In 1989, Rourke starred in the docu-drama Francesco, portraying St. Francis of Assisi. .This was followed by Wild Orchid, another critically panned film, which gained him a nomination for a Razzie award (also for Desperate Hours).^ He won a 2009 Golden Globe award and a BAFTA award, and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award for his work in the film The Wrestler.
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^ He's here on Valentine's Day with then love interest Carrie Otis - the pair were said to have filmed an unsimulated sex scene for the film "Wild Orchid."
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^ Films such as ‘Angel Heart’, ‘Barfly’ and ‘Wild Orchid’ were all critically successful, but gave Rourke the reputation for choosing roles in films that were on the fringes.
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.In 1991, he starred in the box office bomb Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man as Harley Davidson, a biker whose best friend, Marlboro, was played by Don Johnson.^ Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, is that you?!
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^ Has admitted in interviews that he only did Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) for the money.
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^ In 1991 Rourke starred in the action film "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man" as Harley Davidson, a biker whose best friend, Marlboro, is played by "Miami Vice" star Don Johnson.

.In his last role before departing for the boxing ring Rourke played an arms dealer chased by Willem Dafoe and Samuel Jackson in White Sands, a film noir which reviewers found to be stylish but incoherent.^ Rourke found the film forgettable, but not her.

^ Actually Mickey Rourkes last good movie was White Sands.
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^ Willem Dafoe plays Sheriff Ra...
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[13][14]
.Rourke's acting career eventually became overshadowed by his personal life and career decisions.^ Unfortunately Rourke's acting career eventually became overshadowed by his personal life and some seemingly eccentric career decisions.
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^ Rourke's acting career eventually became overshadowed by his personal life and seemingly eccentric career decisions.
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^ Don’t get me wrong, when you quit acting at the height of your career and became a boxer.
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.Directors such as Alan Parker found it difficult to work with him.^ Directors such as Alan Parker found it difficult to work with him.
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^ Directors found him difficult to work with.
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^ Directors such as Alan Parker found it difficult to work with Rourke.
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.Parker stated that "working with Mickey is a nightmare.^ Parker stated that "working with Mickey is a nightmare.
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^ Parker stated that 'working with Mickey is a nightmare.

^ Though some directors (i.e., Cimino and Lyne) and actors (e.g., Faye Dunaway) sang his praises, there were others like Alan Parker (director of "Angel Heart") who said, "Working with Mickey is a nightmare.
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.He is very dangerous on the set because you never know what he is going to do."^ He is very dangerous on the set because you never know what he is going to do' .

^ He is very dangerous on the set because you never know what he is going to do."
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^ He is dangerous on set because you never know what he is going to do.'
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[12] .In a documentary on the special edition DVD of Tombstone, actor Michael Biehn, who plays the part of Johnny Ringo, mentions that his role was first offered to Rourke.^ In a documentary on the special edition DVD of Tombstone , actor Michael Biehn, who plays the part of Johnny Ringo, mentions that the role of Ringo was first offered to Rourke.
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^ The actor playing the part is riveting.
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^ Rourke also has specialized in erotically-charged roles.
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[15]

Boxing career

.In 1991, Rourke decided that he "…had to go back to boxing" because he felt that he "… was self-destructing … (and) had no respect for myself being an actor."^ In 1991, Rourke decided that he "had to go back to boxing," because he felt that he "was self-destructingand had no respect for myself being an actor."
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^ Why did he go back to boxing?
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^ I had no respect for myself being an actor.
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[16] .Rourke was undefeated in eight fights, with six wins (four by knockout) and two draws.^ I had 12 fights and six knockouts.
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^ Boxing became Mickey Rourke's favorite pastime as a teen, but he quit in high school in the wake of receiving two concussions while fighting.
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^ Now, after five nose operations and a shattered cheekbone, Rourke has returned to acting with four memorable character roles in the last two years.
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He fought as far afield as Spain, Japan and Germany.[17]
.During his boxing career, Rourke suffered a number of injuries, including a broken nose, toe, ribs, a split tongue, and a compressed cheekbone.^ Though he won several fights, he suffered a broken cheekbone, two broken ribs, a broken toe, four broken knuckles, a split tongue and a mashed nose.
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^ However, he never achieved national prominence, and he received a number of injuries, including a broken nose, toe, and ribs, a split tongue, and a compressed cheekbone.
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^ However, he never achieved national prominence, and he received a number of injuries, including a broken nose, toe, ribs, a split tongue, and a compressed cheekbone.
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[18] .He also suffered from short term memory loss.^ Twenty years later, towards the end of his own stint as a pro, Rourke got short-term memory loss.

^ One time he zoned out so much that his buddy Guiseppe had to ask Diagnosed with the first stages of short-term memory loss, his doctor told him he had to quit boxing.
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^ He also started having short-term memory problems.
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[19]
His trainer during his boxing career was Hells Angels member Chuck Zito,[20] and his entrance song was Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child o' Mine."[21]
.Boxing promoters said that Rourke was too old to succeed against top-level fighters.^ Boxing promoters have claimed that Rourke was too old to do well against top-level fighters.
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^ Boxing promoters stated that Rourke was too old to do well against top-level fighters.
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^ True, as a pro boxer he won all his fights against minor opponents (and had one fight end in a draw), but his age kept him away from top-level fighters and national prominence.
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.Indeed, Rourke himself admits that entering the ring was a sort of personal test: "(I) just wanted to give it a shot, test myself that way physically, while I still had time."^ Indeed, Rourke himself admits that entering the ring was a sort of personal test: "Ijust wanted to give it a shot, test myself that way physically, while I still had time (interview in The Gate with Christopher Heard).
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^ Rourke: Just personal stuff.
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^ Indeed, Rourke himself admits that entering the ring was a sort of personal test: 'I...just wanted to give it a shot, test myself that way physically, while I still had time (interview in The Gate with Christopher Heard).

[22] .In 1995, Rourke retired from boxing and returned to acting.^ In 1991, Rourke returned to boxing.
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^ In 1995, Rourke retired from boxing and returned to acting.
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^ Now, after five nose operations and a shattered cheekbone, Rourke has returned to acting with four memorable character roles in the last two years.
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.Rourke's boxing career resulted in a notable physical change in the 1990s, as his face needed reconstructive surgery in order to mend his injuries.^ He has had damage to his face due to his boxing career.

^ During his boxing career, Mickey had his nose broken twice, required nose surgery five times, and also received a smashed cheekbone.
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^ And then, after teaming with one of his favorite directors again in Michael Cimino for the remake of DESPERATE HOURS, Rourke seemed to drop off of the face of the earth for the better part of the 1990s as he pursued his dream of a professional boxing career.
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His face was later called "appallingly disfigured".[23] In 2009, the actor told The Daily Mail that he had gone to "the wrong guy" for his surgery and that his plastic surgeon had left his features "a mess".[18]
Boxing record
6 Wins (4 knockouts, 2 decisions), 0 Losses, 2 Draws[24]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Draw 6-0-2 United States Sean Gibbons Majority draw 4 September 8, 1994 United States Davie, Florida, USA Scoring was 37-39 for
Gibbons, 38-38 and 38-38.
Win 6-0-1 United States Thomas McCoy TKO 3 (4) November 20, 1993 Germany Hamburg, Germany
Win 5-0-1 United States Bubba Stotts TKO 3 (4) July 24, 1993 United States Joplin, Missouri, USA
Win 4-0-1 United States Tom Bentley KO 1 (4) March 30, 1993 United States Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Win 3-0-1 Canada Terry Jesmer Decision 4 December 12, 1992 Spain Oviedo, Spain
Draw 2-0-1 United States Francisco Harris Majority draw 4 April 25, 1992 United States Miami Beach, Florida, USA Scoring was 38-39 for
Harris, 38-38 and 38-38.
Win 2-0 United States Darrell Miller KO 1 (4), 2:14 June 23, 1991 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win 1-0 United States Steve Powell Unanimous decision 4 May 23, 1991 United States Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA Scoring was 38-37, 38-37
and 39-37.

1990s: return to acting

.In the early 1990s, Rourke was offered and declined the role of Butch Coolidge, which later became Bruce Willis' role in Pulp Fiction.^ In the early 1990s, Quentin Tarantino offered Rourke the part of Butch Coolidge in Pulp Fiction.
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^ In the early 1990s, Quentin Tarantino offered Rourke the part of Butch Coolidge in "Pulp Fiction".

^ Trained as a boxer in his early years, Rourke had a short stint as a pro fighter in the 1990s.
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[25] .After his retirement from boxing, Rourke did accept supporting roles in several 1990s films, including Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of John Grisham's The Rainmaker, Vincent Gallo's Buffalo '66, Steve Buscemi's Animal Factory, Sean Penn's The Pledge and Sylvester Stallone's remake of Get Carter.^ RAINMAKER , directed by Francis Ford Coppola, 1997 .
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^ After his retirement from boxing, Rourke did accept brief roles in several 1990s films, including John Grisham's The Rainmaker, Vincent Gallo's Buffalo '66, Steve Buscemi's Animal Factory and Sylvester Stallone's remake of Get Carter.
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^ After his retirement from boxing, Rourke did accept brief roles in several 1990s films, including John Grisham's "The Rainmaker", Vincent Gallo's "Buffalo '66", Steve Buscemi's "Animal Factory" and Sylvester Stallone's remake of "Get Carter."

.Rourke also has written several films under the name Sir Eddie Cook, including Bullet, in which he co-starred with Tupac Shakur.^ Was great friends with Bullet (1996) co-star and rapper Tupac Shakur.
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^ Rourke's political views came under fire when he claimed to have donated part of his salary from the 1989 film, "Francesco", to the Provisional Irish Republican Army.

^ Several years ago Rourke began his return to the big screen and this year he won his first Golden Globe Award for the film The Wrestler.
  • Mickey Rourke thanks God and Catholic faith for 'second chance' :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.catholicnewsagency.com [Source type: General]

[26]
.While Rourke was also selected for a significant role in Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line, his part ended up on the editing room floor.^ While Rourke was also selected for a significant role in Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line, Rourke's part ended up on the editing room floor.
  • Mickey Rourke - ModelCruz.com Rank 35 Top Famousmen Year 2009 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.modelcruz.com [Source type: General]

^ During this time Rourke also starred in the underatted classic Bullet While Rourke was also selected for a significant role in Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line, Rourke's part ended up on the editing room floor.
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^ While Rourke was also selected for a significant role in Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line", Rourke's part ended up on the editing room floor.

.Rourke also played a small part in the film Thursday, in which he plays a crooked cop.^ Rourke also played a small part in the film "Thursday", in which he plays a crooked cop.

^ Rourke also played a small part in the film Thursday, in which he plays a crooked cop.
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^ Rourke also played a small part in a cult classic entitled Thursday, in which he plays a crooked cop (along with his usual cool and calm routine).
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.He also had a lead role in 1997's Double Team, which co-starred martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.^ One of his most interesting film roles was in 1997's Double Team, which co-starred martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.
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^ He also had a lead role in 1997's Double Team, which co-starred martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.
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^ Realizing his career would be over unless he could make the industry take him seriously again, Rourke retired from boxing to hit the comeback trail and finally lifted himself from the terrain of moribund crime dramas like "Bullet" and "Fall Time" (both 1995) to play the sleazy villain of "Double Team" (1997), alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dennis Rodman.
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.It was Rourke's first over-the-top action film role, in which he played the lead villain.^ It was Rourke's first over-top action film role, in which he played the lead villain.
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^ Rourke played the role of The Blackbird in an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Killshot, the role of "Darrius Sayle" in an adaptation of the Alex Rider novel Stormbreaker.
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^ With top honors at the Venice Film Festival It seems Rourke’s guardian angels brought him full circle .

.During that same year, he filmed Another 9½ Weeks, a sequel to 9½ Weeks, which only received limited distribution.^ On the same year, he filmed Another 9 1/2 Weeks, a sequel to 9 1/2 Weeks, which only received limited distribution.
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^ Can’t really say much from this photo alone, but the Iron Man sequel is one of the most anticipated films of next year.
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^ She left me 13 years ago and since then I have never had dinner twice with the same girl in a week.

.He ended the 1990s with the direct-to-video films Out in Fifty, Shades and television movie Shergar, which is about kidnapping of Epsom Derby winning thoroughbred racehorse Shergar.^ The only home video footage in the film might total about 1 minute.
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^ Rourke was next offered a major role in “In the Cut,” a movie directed by Jane Campion that came out in 2003.
  • His Fists Are Up and His Guard Is Down - Mickey Rourke - Profile - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Bachelor Justin Bartha, who sits out most of the movie, gets the film in gear with his disappearance but doesn’t really count.
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.Rourke has expressed his bitterness over that period of his career, stating that the came to consider himself a "has-been" and lived for a time in "a state of shame" [27].^ [Randy] is living in a state of disgrace and shame.
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^ I got that quote from this terrific retrospect of Rourke's career that came out around the time of Sin City , complete with a list of Rourke must-sees (some interesting choices).
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^ During this period, Rourke spent time with an entourage that included motorcycle gang members and hip-hop star Tupac Shakur.
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2000s

.In 2001, he appeared as the villain in Enrique Iglesias's music video for "Hero," which also featured Jennifer Love Hewitt.^ In 2001, he appeared as the villain in Enrique Iglesias's music video for "Hero" which also featured Jennifer Love Hewitt.

^ In 2001, he appeared as the villain in Enrique Iglesias's music video for Hero which also featured Jennifer Love Hewitt.
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^ June 11th, 2009 at 7:24 pm 40 I just remebered Enrique Iglesisas music video for hero where Mickey played the villain.
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.In 2002, Rourke took the role of The Cook in Jonas Åkerlund's Spun, teaming up once again with Eric Roberts.^ In 2000, Rourke took the role of The Cook in Jonas kerlund's Spun, teaming up with Eric Roberts.
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^ Beginning in 2000, Rourke took the role of The Cook in Jonas Åkerlund's Spun, which became a cult hit amongst Generation X audiences.
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^ After deciding that he would pursue a career in acting, Mickey Rourke took up lessons and made his debut in the Steven Spielberg film 1941 .
  • Interview With Mickey Rourke - AskMen.com Canada 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC ca.askmen.com [Source type: General]

.His first collaborations with directors Robert Rodriguez and Tony Scott in Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Man on Fire, were for smaller roles.^ Was his roles in Sin City, Man on Fire and Once Upon a Time in Mexico totally forgotten?
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^ Rourke also signed on with director Robert Rodriguez for the third of that helmer's Mariachi films, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, in 2003.
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^ His first collaborations with directors Robert Rodriguez and Tony Scott in Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Man on Fire, were for smaller roles.
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.Nonetheless, these directors subsequently decided to cast Rourke in lead roles in their next films.^ Nonetheless, these directors subsequently decided to cast Rourke in lead roles in their next films.
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^ Then, in 2007, a really good director named Darren Aronofsky picked Rourke for a great leading role: Randy “the Ram” Robinson, a broken-down pro wrestler at the end of his career.
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^ In 2005, Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role ("Marv") in Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of Frank Miller's "Sin City".

.In 2005, Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role (Marv) in Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of Frank Miller's Sin City.^ I thought he was back in 2005 with Sin City playing the character Marv.
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^ In 2005 the duo again teamed for Rodriguez's and Frank Miller's eagerly anticipated big screen adaptation of Miller's Sin City comics.
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^ In 2005, Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role (Marv) in Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of Frank Miller's Sin City.
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.Rourke received awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the IFTA and the Online Film Critics Society, as well as "Man of the Year" from Total Film magazine that year.^ Rourke received awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the IFTA and the Online Film Critics Society, as well as "Man of the Year" from Total Film magazine that year.
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^ Rourke received awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the IFTA and the Online Film Critics Society, as well as 'Man of the Year' from "Total Film" magazine that year.

^ His turn in Sin City was well received, and now Rourke, 50, plays a villain in the British film Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker, a sort of teen James Bond flick.
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.Rourke followed Sin City with a supporting role in Tony Scott's Domino alongside Keira Knightley, in which he played a bounty hunter.^ Rourke followed Sin City with a supporting role in Tony Scott's Domino alongside Keira Knightley, in which he played a bounty hunter.
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^ Rourke followed "Sin City" with a supporting role in Tony Scott's "Domino" alongside Keira Knightley, in which he played a bounty hunter.

^ In 2005, Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role ("Marv") in Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of Frank Miller's "Sin City".

.Rourke played the role of "The Blackbird" in an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Killshot, the role of "Darrius Sayle" in an adaptation of the Alex Rider novel Stormbreaker.^ Rourke played the role of The Blackbird in an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Killshot, the role of "Darrius Sayle" in an adaptation of the Alex Rider novel Stormbreaker.
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^ Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006) .
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^ Rourke played the role of "The Blackbird" in an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Killshot", the role of 'Darrius Sayle' in an adaptation of the Alex Rider novel "Stormbreaker".

.He will also appear alongside Ray Liotta in John McNaughton's The Night Job, as well as reprising the role of "Marv" in the Dame to Kill For segment of Sin City 2.^ He will also appear alongside Ray Liotta in John McNaughton's The Night Job, as well as reprising the role of "Marv" in the Dame to Kill For segment of Sin City 2.
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^ Sin City Blu-ray Review .

^ I thought he was back in 2005 with Sin City playing the character Marv.
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.In addition, in 2004, Rourke provided the voice for "Jericho" in the third installment of the Driver video game series.^ In addition, in 2003, Rourke provided the voice for "Jericho" in the third installment of the Driver video game series.
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^ In addition, in 2003, Rourke provided the voice for 'Jericho' in the third installment of the Driver video game series.

^ If you enjoy the thrill of a good car chase, you might want to step behind the wheel of "Driv3r," the latest installment in the top-selling and award-winning "Driver" series of 3-D adventure games.
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.Rourke also recently appeared in a 40-page story by photographer Bryan Adams for Berlin's Zoo Magazine.^ Rourke also recently appeared in a 40-page story by photographer Bryan Adams for Berlin's Zoo Magazine.
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^ Rourke also recently appeared in a 40-page story by photographer Bryan Adams for Berlin's "Zoo Magazine".

^ More Articles in Magazine » A version of this article appeared in print on November 30, 2008, on page MM36 of the New York edition.
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In an article about Rourke's return to steady acting roles, entitled "Mickey Rourke Rising",[28] Christopher Heard stated that actors/musicians Tupac Shakur, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn and Brad Pitt have "…animated praise for Rourke and his work." During a roundtable session of Oscar nominated actors held by Newsweek, Brad Pitt cited Rourke as one of his early acting heroes along with Sean Penn and Gary Oldman.[29]
Despite having withdrawn from acting at various points, and having made movies that he now sees as a creative "sell-out" (the action film Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man), Rourke has stated that "…all that I have been through…[has] made me a better, more interesting actor." Rourke's renewed interest in pursuing acting can be seen in his statement that "… my best work is still ahead of me."[30]
.Rourke signed up to act in the movie version of the The Informers in the role of Peter, an amoral former studio security guard who plots to kidnap a small child.^ And Rourke is officially signed up.
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^ Mickey signed up to act in the movie version of the The Informers in the role of Peter, an amoral former studio security guard who plots to kidnap a small child.
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^ Mickey signed up to act in the movie version of the "The Informers" in the role of Peter, an amoral former studio security guard who plots to kidnap a small child.

.In 2008, Rourke played the lead in The Wrestler, winner of the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, about washed-up professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson.^ Golden Globe award for his performance in The Wrestler, Rourke did just that.
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^ Rourke was all but washed up.
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^ The Wrestler” had its North American premiere at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Golden Lion at the 2008 Venice Film Festival.
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In regards to first reading the screenplay, he stated that he originally "didn't care for it."
.I didn't really care for the script, but I wanted to work with Darren and I kind of thought that whoever wrote the script hadn't spent as much time as I had around these kind of people and he wouldn't have spoken the way the dude was speaking.^ Okay, not really, but for the purposes of this article…it’s time to survey the damage of Oscar season 2008 – when the campaigns get rolling people get run over, careers that aren’t busy being born are busy dying and everyone has their claws bared.
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^ Sly really wanted you to be in the movie, and that asshole producer wouldn’t pay for it,” so Stallone kicked in the rest of the money.
  • The Unlikely Return of Mickey Rourke | Men’s Journal 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.mensjournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He worked, studied, devoted himself to the kind of acting he wanted to do.
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.And, so Darren let me rewrite all my part and he put the periods in and crossed the t's.^ I thought that whomever wrote the script hadn't spent as much time as I had around these kind of people and he wouldn't have spoken the way this dude was speaking at the time, so Darren let me rewrite all my part and he put the periods in and crossed the t's.
  • Mickey Rourke Piledrives The Wrestler - ComingSoon.net 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.comingsoon.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All in all, what was said made me smile, parts made me want to pray and parts brought tears to my eyes.
  • Charlie Rose - A conversation with Mickey Rourke about his film "The Wrestler" 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.charlierose.com [Source type: General]

.So once we made that change I was OK with it.^ So once we made that change I was okay with it.
  • Mickey Rourke Piledrives The Wrestler - ComingSoon.net 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.comingsoon.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[31]
He also spoke on personal concern and hesitance of being in a movie about wrestling, for he perceived it as being "prearranged and prechoreographed." However, as he trained for the film, he developed an appreciation and respect for what real-life pro wrestlers do to prepare for the ring:
.I kept getting hurt.^ I kept getting hurt.
  • Mickey Rourke Piledrives The Wrestler - ComingSoon.net 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.comingsoon.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I think I had three MRIs in two months because I wasn't landing right.^ I think I had three MRIs in two months, because I wasn't landing right.
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^ I think I had three MRI's in two months doing this movie."
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^ And he said the right things, and he just surprised me, because I had thought I already delivered two takes that were gold.
  • Mickey Rourke Interview, The Wrestler - MoviesOnline 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These guys take several years to learn how to land and I think after I started getting hurt doing it, I started to realize these guys are really suffering and I kind of gained a respect for their sport.^ These guys take several years to learn how to land.
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^ After I started getting hurt doing it, I started to realize these guys are really suffering, and I kind of gained a respect for their sport.
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^ When you start to look at all the wrestling tapes from years ago, it sort of transcended from just big fat guys in funny-looking bathing suits to guys who are really, really talented and put a lot of work into their bodies.
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[32]
.He trained under former WWE wrestler Afa the Wild Samoan for the part, and has received a British Academy (BAFTA) award, a Golden Globe award, an Independent Spirit Award, and an Oscar nomination as Best Actor.^ Best actor Oscar nominees .

^ Golden Globe award for his performance in The Wrestler, Rourke did just that.
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^ Sieberg asked Academy Award-nominated actor Mickey Rourke.
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.Rourke was pessimistic about his chances to win the Oscar as he had been, in the past, very vocal against Hollywood's establishment.^ Mickey Rourke talks about plastic surgery and past career downturn .

^ Mickey Rourke doesn't care if he wins an Oscar or not...
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^ "He told me," remembers Morgan, "that the thing he's learnt about winning an Oscar is you have to play the game very, very brutally.
  • Mickey Rourke: The bruiser is back - Profiles, People - The Independent 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

[18] .Rourke lost the Oscar to Sean Penn, while Penn did acknowledge Rourke in his acceptance speech.^ The Bagger has had a difficult night, and Sean Penn beating out Mickey Rourke makes it worse.

^ Mickey Rourke should win just for the potential of his acceptance speech.

^ Sean Penn wins best-actor Oscar .
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.Rourke has written or co-written six scripts: Homeboy, The Last Ride, Bullet, Killer Moon, Penance and the latest, Pain.^ Last Ride Homeboy (1988) (earlier screenplay) (as 'Sir' Eddie Cook) (screenplay) (as 'Sir' Eddie Cook) Music Department: .
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Of these, the first three were produced as movies between 1988 and 1996.
.In early 2009, Rourke developed a small feud with WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, as part of a storyline.^ Mickey Rourke has knocked out wrestling superstar Chris Jericho.

^ Has signed up to star in THE ICE MAN. (September 2009) GQ Men of the Year Award: International Man of the Year (2009) Returned to the ring and knocked out wrestling superstar Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 25.
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^ In the early 1990s, Quentin Tarantino offered Rourke the part of Butch Coolidge in Pulp Fiction.
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.The storyline climaxed at WrestleMania XXV, when Rourke knocked out Jericho with a left hook after Jericho won his match against Jimmy Snuka, Ricky Steamboat, and Roddy Piper, with Ric Flair in their corner.^ Mickey Rourke has knocked out wrestling superstar Chris Jericho.

^ Has signed up to star in THE ICE MAN. (September 2009) GQ Men of the Year Award: International Man of the Year (2009) Returned to the ring and knocked out wrestling superstar Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 25.
  • Mickey Rourke Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We were in L.A doing a question and answer thing and Darren had said, "Oh, there's a guy from the '80s out in the audience named Rowdy Roddy Piper.
  • Mickey Rourke Piledrives The Wrestler - ComingSoon.net 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.comingsoon.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 2009, Rourke starred in John Rich's music video for Shuttin' Detroit Down along aside of Kris Kristofferson.^ Mickey Rourke stars as The Ram, a legend of the ring in the 1980 s, who learns that legends fade fast and classic stars are typically pushed aside for the young and fresh ...
  • SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Mickey Rourke 15 September 2009 8:57 UTC news.surfwax.com [Source type: General]

^ No other tidbits have been revealed, aside from the aforementioned Black and Hathaway as possible stars, along with Chow himself.
  • The Film Nest | Tag Archive | mickey rourke 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC thefilmnest.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Weeks" (1986), Rourke's recognized star turn, features him as John, a smirking Wall Street sadist.
  • Mickey Rourke's desperate truths - Salon.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

Political views

.Rourke's political views came under fire when he claimed to have donated part of his salary from the 1989 film Francesco to the Provisional Irish Republican Army.^ Rourke's political views came under fire when he claimed to have donated part of his salary from the 1989 film, Francesco, to the Provisional Irish Republican Army.
  • Mickey Rourke - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Rourke's political views came under fire when he claimed to have donated part of his salary from the 1989 film, "Francesco", to the Provisional Irish Republican Army.

^ Starring in "Prayer for the Dying" (1987) gave Rourke a lifelong affection for the Irish Republican Army -- he bears a tattoo of the paramilitary organization's emblem.
  • Mickey Rourke's desperate truths - Salon.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

.He later retracted the statement, although he has an IRA symbol tattoo.^ He later backed away from that statement, although he has an IRA symbol tattooed on his left forearm.
  • Mickey Rourke - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
  • Mickey Rourke Biography 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.monstersandcritics.com [Source type: General]

[33]
Regarding his views on President George W. Bush and the September 11 attacks, Rourke stated in an interview, "President Bush was in the wrong place at the wrong time, I don't know how anyone could have handled this situation." He went on to say, "I don't give a fuck who's in office, Bush or whoever; there is no simple solution to this problem . . . .I'm not one of those who blames Bush for everything.^ Rourke was the one back then , and you never forget those people who show you the way back then .
  • The Sheila Variations: Mickey Rourke Archives 15 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.sheilaomalley.com [Source type: Original source]

^ President Bush was in the wrong place at the wrong time, I don”t know how anyone could have handled this situation… I don”t give a f**k who’’s in office, Bush or whoever, there is no simple solution to this problem… I’m not one of those who blames Bush for everything.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Is He Really That Crazy? Why Would Mickey Rourke Defend George W. Bush? 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

^ PerfectTommy - January 12th, 2009 at 10:00 am Yes, Bush is to blame for everything bad and evil!
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Is He Really That Crazy? Why Would Mickey Rourke Defend George W. Bush? 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

.This shit between Christians and Muslims goes back to the Crusades, doesn't it?"^ This s**t between Christians and Muslims goes back to the Crusades, doesn’t it.” .
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Is He Really That Crazy? Why Would Mickey Rourke Defend George W. Bush? 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

[34]

Personal life

.Rourke has dated several celebrities, including Terry Farrell and Sasha Volkova.^ Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke is planning to marry Elena Kuletskaya, a Russian model he has been dating for several months, sources told the New York Post.
  • Mickey Rourke News - Topix 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Mickey Rourke News - Topix 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He has been married twice. .In 1981, he married Debra Feuer, who he met on the set of Hardcase (1981) and who co-starred with him in Homeboy (1990) as his love interest.^ Married twice, to Debra Feuer in 1981 and Carr Otis in 1992.
  • Mickey Rourke: The bruiser is back - Profiles, People - The Independent 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Carre Otis (actress; born on September 28, 1968; married in 1992; separated in 1993), Debra Feuer (actor; divorced) .
  • Mickey Rourke Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Critics’ Choice-nominated Emily Blunt plays his fur-lovin’ love interest and always-great Anthony Hopkins co-stars as Del Toro’s father.
  • Mickey Rourke | The Fab Life - Celebrity Gossip, Fashion & Style | TFL Main 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.thefablife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The marriage ended in 1989, with Rourke subsequently commenting that making the film 9½ Weeks "was not particularly considerate to my wife's needs."[35] The two have remained good friends, according to an interview Feuer gave in 2009.[36]
Andy Garcia and Rourke at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
.Wild Orchid co-star Carré Otis was briefly a cause célèbre following the release of the film owing to rumours that she and then-lover Rourke filmed an unsimulated sex scene.^ He owes a lot to Bukowski's magnificent screenplay - not to mention Bukowski himself, who he largely imitated for the role - and to Schroeder's great direction and his co-stars.

^ The Wrestler actor and his co-star have been filming scenes for the movie in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • The Wrestler News - Topix 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rourke appearing in Stormbreaker (co-starring Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor ) with Rourke as the nasty villain opposite Alex Pettyfer 's "teen spy" Alex Ryder.
  • Mickey Rourke - Ask.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Otis married Rourke on June 26, 1992. In 1994, Rourke was arrested for spousal abuse.^ In 1994, Rourke was arrested for assaulting Carré Otis.
  • His Fists Are Up and His Guard Is Down - Mickey Rourke - Profile - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Carre Otis (actress; born on September 28, 1968; married in 1992; separated in 1993), Debra Feuer (actor; divorced) .
  • Mickey Rourke Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rourke was married to Debra Feuer from 1981-89 and Wild Orchid co-star Carre Otis from 1992-1998.
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The charges were later dropped. .The couple reconciled and also starred together in Exit in Red, but their marriage ended in December 1998. In November 2007, Rourke was arrested again, this time on DUI charges in Miami Beach.^ Actor Mickey Rourke was arrested for DUI this morning in Miami Beach, riding his blue-green Vespa.

^ Rourke, 51, was arrested by Miami police early Thursday morning after being pulled over on a scooter for making an illegal u-turn and subsequently failing a sobriety test.
  • mickey rourke - Scanner 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC nerve.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His first marriage, to an actress, was over fairly quickly while his second, to the model Carrie Otis, ended in 1996 after he was charged with spousal abuse.
  • Mickey Rourke: The outsider - Features, Films - The Independent 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

[37] It is rumoured that Rourke is now engaged to Russian model Elena Kuletskaya and that they plan to marry in Spring 2010.[38]
He is a practicing Roman Catholic.[39] In numerous TV and print interviews, he attributes his comeback after fourteen years to weekly meetings with a psychiatrist, "Steve," and to a Catholic priest he identified as "Father Pete."[40]
In addition to his faith and his psychiatric treatment, Rourke has publicly attributed his comeback to his dogs.[40] He is well-known as a pet fancier, particularly fond of small-breed dogs. .A spay/neuter advocate, Rourke participated in a protest outside of a pet shop in 2007[41] and has done a public service announcement for PETA.^ In 2007, burlesque dancer Dita von Teese showed off her pin-up girl curves in this racy ad promoting the spaying and neutering of pets.
  • Mickey Rourke | CelebTV.com - Celebrity Blog 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.celebtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Mickey Rourke | CelebTV.com - Celebrity Blog 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.celebtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[42]
His first little dog was reportedly a gift from his second wife.[41] .Though Rourke's dogs are generally referred to as "chihuahuas," some are not pure-bred.^ Of late, though, some small roles have seen Mickey Rourke start to drag his career off the ropes.
  • Profile: Mickey Rourke | Film | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Loki, his most-publicized dog whom he described as "the love of my life,"[41] was a chihuahua-terrier mix.^ Oh, and he brought his dog, Loki, a Chihuahua-Terrier mix, with him.
  • INT: Mickey Rourke - JoBlo.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Loki is the love of my life.” He feeds her bacon, chocolate and peanut butter.
  • His Fists Are Up and His Guard Is Down - Mickey Rourke - Profile - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Naw, I got Loki around my neck keeping an eye on me,” he said pointing to the amulet on his neck with the picture of his dog who died this week.

[43][44] So reliant was Rourke on Loki's companionship, he spent US$5,400 to have her flown to England while he was on the set of the film Stormbreaker.[44]
.Rourke gave his dogs credit during his Golden Globe Best Actor acceptance speech January 11, 2009: "I'd like to thank all my dogs.^ Loki, one of the precious pooches Mickey Rourke thanked during his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, has died.
  • Mickey Rourke | CelebTV.com - Celebrity Blog 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.celebtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Mickey Rourke | CelebTV.com - Celebrity Blog 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.celebtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In photos: 'Golden Globes 2009 Winners' .

^ Feb-09 Oscar 2009 Winner: Sean Penn 14-Jan-09 Globes Winners Post Show Interview 14-Jan-09 Golden Globe Winner's Press Room .
  • TheNewsRoom | Mickey Rourke's beloved chihuahua Loki has died at the tender old age of 17 years 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.thenewsroom.com [Source type: News]

.The ones that are here, the ones that aren't here anymore because sometimes when a man's alone, that's all you got is your dog.^ Is this really all you can do with your time?
  • Blog@Newsarama » Blog Archive » First Look: Mickey Rourke as Whiplash 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC blog.newsarama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You'll find it all here.
  • Mickey Rourke At Wrestlemania: Face Or Heel? - Dave \"Large\" Larzelere - First Cuts - Sporting News 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ The Iron Man 2 star was walking one of his dogs with girlfriend Elena Kuletskaya in LA when a photographer asked how his coffee tasted.
  • Mickey Rourke | The Fab Life - Celebrity Gossip, Fashion & Style | TFL Main 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.thefablife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

And they've meant the world to me."[45] .The day of the 2009 Golden Globes show, he told Barbara Walters that "I sort of self-destructed and everything came out about fourteen years ago or so ...^ In photos: 'Golden Globes 2009 Winners' .

^ Feb-09 Oscar 2009 Winner: Sean Penn 14-Jan-09 Globes Winners Post Show Interview 14-Jan-09 Golden Globe Winner's Press Room .
  • TheNewsRoom | Mickey Rourke's beloved chihuahua Loki has died at the tender old age of 17 years 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.thenewsroom.com [Source type: News]

^ "We finally got married about two years ago."
  • Mickey Rourke plays a tough barfly :: rogerebert.com :: People 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC rogerebert.suntimes.com [Source type: News]

the wife had left, the career was over, the money was not an ounce. .The dogs were there when no one else was there."^ They are the ones who will butt in and say, "There were no milk cartons then.
  • The Sheila Variations: Mickey Rourke Archives 15 September 2009 8:57 UTC www.sheilaomalley.com [Source type: Original source]

Asked by Walters if he had considered suicide, he responded:
.Yeah, I didn't want to be here, but I didn't want to kill myself.^ One time things were so bad I didn’t want to be here anymore,” Rourke said.
  • His Fists Are Up and His Guard Is Down - Mickey Rourke - Profile - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

.I just wanted to push a button and disappear....I think I hadn't left the house for four or five months, and I was sitting in the closet, sleeping in the closet for some reason, and I was in a bad place, and I just remember I was thinking, 'Oh, man, if I do this,' [and] then I looked at my dog, Lowjack, and he made a sound, like a little almost human sound.^ I think they just love the sound of it.
  • Awards Daily's Oscar Countdown--Watching Oscar 24/7 » Blog Archive » Mickey Rourke as Whiplash 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.awardsdaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just got my first look at this...
  • Mickey Rourke as WHIPLASH in IRON MAN 2! Come see! Come see! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After his boxing fantasies refused to pan out, Rourke returned to Hollywood broke, looking like a man in the midst of a nervous breakdown or mid-life flame-out.
  • Profile: Mickey Rourke | Film | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

I don't have kids, the dogs became everything to me. .The dog was looking at me going, 'Who's going to take care of me?'^ Who cares what he looks like?

^ I looked over at Darren and I had a big smile on my face, so did he, and I go, "That's it, one take.
  • Mickey Rourke Interview, The Wrestler - MoviesOnline 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Only one misfit cop is brave enough to go in and face the maniacs -- because he's looking for his brother, who lives on the other  Read More .
  • Mickey Rourke Filmography 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

—Mickey Rourke[46]

.Despite being identified as "Lowjack" in the transcription above, the dog in the anecdote was apparently Beau Jack, who sired two of Rourke's later pets, Loki and her littermate Chocolate.^ His dogs are, he says, "Loki, Kid Chocolate, named after a fighter, Angel, Raphael, Ruby Baby - oh, my Ruby Baby - Monkey, Esmerelda and Romey, who died, and Garnet, who died, and Beau Jack, who died."
  • Mickey Rourke: The outsider - Features, Films - The Independent 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ A huge photograph of Loki’s father, Beau Jack, named after a prizefighter, hung in a gilt frame over the fireplace.
  • His Fists Are Up and His Guard Is Down - Mickey Rourke - Profile - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Then I see Beau Jack looking at me as if to say, ‘But we need you.’ ” Rourke’s eyes teared up.
  • His Fists Are Up and His Guard Is Down - Mickey Rourke - Profile - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

[47] .Beau Jack died in 2002, though Rourke gave him 45 minutes of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.^ Company reports state that they gave O’Rourke work to keep him from "starving to death" paying him about 80 cents per hour.
  • Michael Kevin Dooley| "Our Mickey": The Story of Private James O’Rourke, VC.MM *(CEF), 1879-1957| Labour/Le Travail, 47| The History Cooperative 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.historycooperative.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When Beau Jack collapsed of a heart attack, Rourke gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until he knew Beau Jack was gone, then he took the body to a church to be blessed.
  • His Fists Are Up and His Guard Is Down - Mickey Rourke - Profile - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ My favorite Rourke performance by far and I love him in virtually everything (though only the 150 minute Italian language cut holds up as a masterpiece).

[44][48] .Chocolate was the subject of a children's book, Chocolate at the Four Seasons, about his temporary stay with producer Bonnie Timmerman.^ I met with Rourke at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills to talk about the film.
  • INT: Mickey Rourke - JoBlo.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ M ickey stopped by the Four Seasons last week about DOMINO. He also gave a few hints about the SIN CITY 2 .
  • INT: Mickey Rourke - JoBlo.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[49] .Chocolate returned to Rourke and died in 2006.[49] In addition to those dogs and several other past pets, Rourke currently owns a chihuahua named Jaws who appeared with him in his 2009 PETA ad.^ His dogs are, he says, "Loki, Kid Chocolate, named after a fighter, Angel, Raphael, Ruby Baby - oh, my Ruby Baby - Monkey, Esmerelda and Romey, who died, and Garnet, who died, and Beau Jack, who died."
  • Mickey Rourke: The outsider - Features, Films - The Independent 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ "Rourke found himself in similar trouble back in 2006 when he used the F-word to describe a drunken fan who he almost got into a fight with.
  • Mickey Rourke Super Sorry He's a Homophobic Asshole / Queerty 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.queerty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The room was a shrine to the many chihuahuas Rourke has owned and buried.
  • His Fists Are Up and His Guard Is Down - Mickey Rourke - Profile - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

[42] .He has had as many as seven dogs at one time, back in 2005.[48] At the time of his Golden Globes tribute to his pets, Rourke owned five chihuahuas: Loki, Jaws, Ruby Baby, La Negra and Bella Loca.^ The room was a shrine to the many chihuahuas Rourke has owned and buried.
  • His Fists Are Up and His Guard Is Down - Mickey Rourke - Profile - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ His dogs are, he says, "Loki, Kid Chocolate, named after a fighter, Angel, Raphael, Ruby Baby - oh, my Ruby Baby - Monkey, Esmerelda and Romey, who died, and Garnet, who died, and Beau Jack, who died."
  • Mickey Rourke: The outsider - Features, Films - The Independent 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Mickey Rourke has credited his dogs with helping him get through the bad times in his life.

[44] About a month later, on February 18, 2009, Loki died in Rourke's arms at the age of 18.[50]
.Rourke is also a motorcycle enthusiast and uses motorcycles in some of his films.^ Rourke admits to having felt crushed some years ago when patrons at the 7-Eleven recognized him as someone who used to be famous.
  • Charlie Rose - A conversation with Mickey Rourke about his film "The Wrestler" 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.charlierose.com [Source type: General]

^ Check out some concept art of Mickey Rourke as Whiplash in the upcoming Iron Man 2 , courtesy of [ New Film Dimension ].
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Filmography

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Mickey Rourke
File:Mickey Rourke Tribeca 2009
Rourke at the 2009 premiere of City Island
Born Philip Andre Rourke, Jr.
September 16, 1952 (1952-09-16) (age 58)
Schenectady, New York, U.S.
Other names Sir Eddie Cook
Occupation Actor, Professional boxer, Screenwriter, Music supervisor
Years active Since 1979
Spouse Debra Feuer (1981–1989)
Carré Otis (1992–1998)

Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke, Jr. (born September 16, 1952)[1] is an American actor. He was in the movie "The Wrestler". He also appeared at WrestleMania and had an encounter with Chris Jericho. He also played the voice of Jericho in the Driver 2 video game.

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