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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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  • 'Birdman' Astounds in Limited Box Office Debut, But How High Can it Fly?

    "Birdman" soared at the art houses this weekend with the show business satire enjoying a smashing debut that could help it travel beyond the cinephile crowd. The quirky comedy from Fox Searchlight picked up $415,000 in just four theaters, making it the...
  • Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars ceremony

    Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars ceremony
    Neil Patrick Harris, the awards-show veteran who previously hosted the Tonys and the Emmys, is set to take on the Oscars next. Harris will emcee the Academy Awards on Feb. 22, the Los Angeles Times confirmed after Variety first reported the news. The...
  • Reel Critics: Second 'Sin City' as striking as the first

    Frank Miller's "Sin City" in 2005 transferred the cutting-edge art of his graphic novels to the big screen with stunning results. The striking film noir story took on new depth and wonder with his spectacular visual effects. Gangsters, hot dames and...
  • Box Office: Chloe Moretz Tearjerker 'If I Stay' to Overshadow 'Sin City 2′

    Teen girls are notoriously fickle, particularly when it comes to movies. For every "Twilight" or "The Hunger Games," there's a film such as "Mortal Instruments," a hot literary property that lost its sizzle in the transition from page to screen. "If I...
  • Bruce Willis, Robert Rodriguez Jam at the 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Party

    When Michael Bolton, Bruce Willis and Robert Rodriguez are in the same room with an open bar immediately following a film premiere, the evening is sure to be an interesting one. On Tuesday night at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Willis grabbed a...
  • Film Review: 'Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'

    It may be in 3D this time around, but Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's monotone, monochrome comicbook universe feels flatter than ever in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." Rare indeed is the movie that features this many bared breasts, pummeled...
  • Production Team Takes 'Sin City' Sequel to a New Level

    "There is only Sin City," warns Rosario Dawson in the red-band trailer for "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," to be released Aug. 22. And sharp-eyed viewers will notice that it's changed since their last visit. The 2005 "Sin City," directed by Robert...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Wahlburgers' on A&E

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Wahlburgers' on A&E
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 3 - 9, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES So You Think You Can Dance The remaining...
  • Watch: New 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Red Band Trailer

    The new red band trailer for "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," which was unveiled this weekend at Comic-Con, has hit the web. "This rotten town, it soils everybody," says the new trailer for the sleek adaptation of the classic graphic novels. Robert...
  • Watch: Jessica Alba Goes Crazy in 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Clip

    The Nancy Callahan you once knew is gone. A new clip from "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" spotlights the transformation of Jessica Alba's returning character from a stripper with a heart of gold to a woman with a vengeance. Alba's Nancy isn't coping...
  • ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For': Robert Rodriguez talks Frank Miller

     
    In 2005, Texan filmmaking enfant terrible Robert Rodriguez teamed up with misanthropic comic book master craftsman Frank Miller to co-direct […]...