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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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  • John Thomason's summer movie explosion

    Looking at this year’s slate of summer movies, purists must finally succumb to the fact that 3-D is the new 2-D. Movies that were not shot in 3-D have been reconfigured for 3-D exhibition. If My Dinner With Andre came out in July 2010, it would be...
  • 'The Expendables'

    'The Expendables'
    Leave it to Sylvester Stallone to freshen up a familiar premise, something he does quite successfully in this hugely brawny adventure that he also directed and co-wrote. He plays the leader of a mercenary squad enlisted to put a South American dictator...
  • Famous Friends Outraged After Boxer's Death Ruled A Suicide

    Famous Friends Outraged After Boxer's Death Ruled A Suicide
    Just hours after a Brazilian coroner ruled the cause of death of boxer Arturo Gatti to be a suicide, the fighter's famous friends expressed outrage and shock over the decision. "No, it was no suicide," an incensed Mickey Rourke told PIX News outside of...
  • Doggone It: Mickey Rourke Mourns Passing of Chihuahua

  • Oscar movie preview 2009

    Teenlink citics reveal who they think should take home the Oscar Best Picture: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Frost/Nixon Milk The Reader Slumdog Millionaire And the Oscar goes to: Slumdog Millionaire Despite my own personal campaign for Milk, I am...
  • Tomei and Winslet: nudity = Oscar glory?

    Tomei and Winslet: nudity = Oscar glory?
    Take 26. ¶ That's the shot that director Darren Aronofsky used of Marisa Tomei in one of "The Wrestler's" pivotal dance sequences, one in which the 44-year-old Academy Award nominee gyrates and prances, flaunts and slinks -- largely in the nude --...
  • Courtney Love leases home

    Courtney Love leases home
    Rocker Courtney Love -- who once declared that she wasn't a woman but a force of nature and got little argument -- has rented a sprawling Mediterranean in the Hollywood Hills for about $20,000 a month. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: 'Entourage'...
  • 'Iron Man 2' not as humorous, fun as original

    Having successfully subsidized world peace, Tony Stark has now become more of a supersized three-ring circus in "Iron Man 2," and that's the crux of this sequel in a nutshell. Aside from nifty special effects, the original film had star Robert Downey Jr....
  • 2009 Oscar Winners Leaked?

    Earlier this week a blog created for the sole purpose of posting a leaked list of this year's Oscar winners did exactly that. In and of itself, this would be cause for mild interest at best, but the fact that said list has since been pulled raises...
  • 'The Wrestler' wins at Film Independent's Spirit Awards

    'The Wrestler' wins at Film Independent's Spirit Awards
    " The Wrestler," the poignant drama about an aging grappler who refuses to give up the ring, pinned its competition Saturday afternoon at Film Independent's Spirit Awards, winning honors for best feature, best male lead for star Mickey Rourke, and best...
  • Oscar parties: A night of painting the town gold

    Oscar parties: A night of painting the town gold
    Vanity Fair's annual post- Academy Awards celebration, which set up shop at West Hollywood's Sunset Tower Hotel, might have had some recession-chic touches -- reused décor from past events and comfort food like chicken pot pie -- but there was no toning...