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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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  • '50 Shades of Grey' has studios hot and bothered

     
    Hollywood studios are lobbying for the rights to adapt the racy literary sensation "50 Shades of Grey" for the big screen....
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' aims for the movies

     
    The principals behind “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the erotic ebook that has become a literary sensation, have sold film rights to the novel and its two sequels to Universal Pictures and its Focus Features division. The sale means that one of the...
  • Remembering Bukowski with Harry Dean Stanton on Saturday

     
    Charles Bukowski's work will be celebrated in downtown LA Saturday with readings by Harry Dean Stanton, Rebecca De Mornay, Dan Fante, Jack Grapes and more....
  • Will Hollywood ever top its Cinema Class of 1982?

     
    If I heard that someone was assembling a screening series of fondly remembered films that included the likes of “Road Warrior,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Blade Runner,” John Carpenter’s “The Thing,&#...
  • ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ trailer: Watch new clip for noir sequel

     
    Robert Rodriguez's new trailer for “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is out, and it features exactly the same […]...
  • On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 21-27

     
    On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 21-27 Fans of comedy have a lot to look froward to this week, with offerings from Kristen Wiig, Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson, and Jeff Bridges & Ryan Reynolds. But don't be fooled by Steve Carell's appearance in The Way Wa...
  • Around Town: Superman flies again and the New Wave returns

     
    A Francois Truffaut retrospective, an animation festival and a screening of 1978’s “Superman” are among this week’s highlights....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Henry Cavill talks about his changing fortunes, ‘Immortals,’ ‘Man of Steel’

     
    Not that long ago the British film magazine Empire named the British actor Henry Cavill “the Unluckiest man in Hollywood.” Cavill, a native of the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands near France, was almost Cedric Diggory in the Harry...
  • Movie Review: Immortals

     
    Grisly, gross, messy — and I'm not just talking about Mickey Rourke's table manners in “Immortals,” Tarsem Singh's pseudo-arty melding of spatter film to the sword-and-sorcery genre. Rourke, playing the megalomaniacal King Hyperion,...
  • 'Immortals:' How much is it like '300'?

     
    The millions of people this weekend who paid to see "Immortals," the mythology-laden story of Theseus and the cruel King Hyperion, turned out for plenty of reasons. But doubtless high on the list was the movie's underlying similarities to "300," the...
  • ‘Immortals’ slices up the box office, ‘Jack and Jill’ cash in, too

     
    “Immortals” opened midnight Thursday and all day Friday like an old fashioned (2010) 3D blockbuster, selling enough tickets to promise a $36 million weekend at the box office. Maybe it was curiosity, fans wanting to check out the new...