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Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke started out with a promising acting career with memorable roles in "Diner," "Body Heat," and "Nine 1/2 Weeks." As time went on, Rourke earned a reputation as a difficult star, and the roles started to dry up. The comeback story of 2008 was Rourke's portrayal of washed-up Randy 'The Ram' Robinson in "The Wrestler," in which he earned an Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe. Rourke is also known for his love of his dogs (he thanked them during his Globes acceptance speech) and his boxing prowess.
Mickey Rourke started out with a promising acting career with memorable roles in "Diner," "Body Heat," and "Nine 1/2 Weeks." As time went on, Rourke earned a reputation as a difficult star, and the roles started to dry up. The comeback story of 2008 was Rourke's portrayal of washed-up Randy 'The Ram' Robinson in "The Wrestler," in which he earned an Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe. Rourke is also known for his love of his dogs (he thanked them during his Globes acceptance speech) and his boxing prowess. « Show less

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    Make room for Indie Spirit Awards, Oscar's maverick cousin
    The Spirit Awards. The Independent Spirit Awards. The Indie Spirits. It's an awards show so casual-cool that organizers don't even much mind what you call it. The Film Independent Spirit Awards, as they are officially known to recognize the Los Angeles-...

    Cartoon Network comedian Todd Barry to perform at ArtsQuest Center

    Cartoon Network comedian Todd Barry to perform at ArtsQuest Center
    A comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central and voiced characters on the Cartoon Network show “Squidbillies” will perform at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, it was announced. Todd Barry, who since having his own “Comedy Central...

    Well-intentioned 'Black November' tends to overreach

    Nigerian militant group Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta devoted a decade to raising hell about the exploitation and pollution of the region by oil corporations, often resorting to guerrilla warfare and terrorism to get its points across....

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    Musical 'Diner' is ready to be the special of the day
    It was just a group of young Baltimore guys talking about nothing — and everything — during the twilight of the 1950s, when so much was about to change. How they expressed their schemes and dreams, usually while settled into booths at the...