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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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  • HBO's 'On Freddie Roach' A Candid Look At A World-Famous Career

    HBO's 'On Freddie Roach' A Candid Look At A World-Famous Career
    HBO and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Peter Berg will team up for the new primetime series 'On Freddie Roach.' The cinéma-vérité series focuses on Freddie Roach, the world-famous boxing trainer who owns and operates the famed Wild Card Boxing Club in...
  • 'Immortals'

    'Immortals'
    Ancient battles - souped up with 3-D special effects (for screens so equipped) - provide the thrust of director Tarsem Singh's ("The Cell") adventure. Henry Cavill, who will be the next Superman (in the forthcoming "Man of Steel"), plays a hero who leads...
  • PASSINGS: Mike deGruy, Zalman King

    PASSINGS: Mike deGruy, Zalman King
    Mike deGruy Award-winning nature cinematographer Mike deGruy, 60, an award-winning marine scientist and nature cinematographer best known for documentaries featuring underwater footage that brought viewers up close to sea creatures, plants and...
  • Fight the Power: Bruce Lee as hero of the downtrodden

    Fight the Power:  Bruce Lee as hero of the downtrodden
    Bruce Lee, the Chinese martial arts megastar who died in 1973, has attained a kind of global cultural-icon status, on par with, say, James Dean, Elvis Presley, Miles Davis, Malcolm X, Bob Dylan, Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Marley, Che Guevara and Al...
  • Nicholas Cage vende su alma al diablo en Ghost Rider 2

    Nicholas Cage vende su alma al diablo en Ghost Rider 2
    Dicen que Nicholas Cage igual que el personaje que interpreta en Ghost Rider, tuvo que vender su alma al diablo. Así como el motociclista que Cage encarna en el filme hace pacto con el demonio para impartir justicia, el actor se afincó en el cine...
  • 'Diner' to be turned into Broadway musical

    'Diner' to be turned into Broadway musical
    Another classic American film set in Baltimore is headed for Broadway, but unlike "Hairspray" this one may be a less obvious fit. Barry Levinson has adapted "Diner," his well-regarded 1982 movie, for the stage. With music and lyrics by rock singer-...
  • The films of 2011 — a pretty complete list

     
    Dates are changing, studios are firming up release plans, figuring out what will actually be finished in time for this or that target date, in some cases. Films will be picked up at Sundance and find their way into theaters. Documentaries will find a...
  • Ricky Gervais: Planning for the Oscars, with Ellen's help? [poll]

     
    Ricky Gervais looked Oscar-statue-esque in underwear in a picture sent out by Ellen DeGeneres. Golden Globe Award host Ricky Gervais offered the picture as proof he wore Ellen DeGeneres underwear when he hosted....
  • Ladies, gentlemen, fanboys and fangirls — our NEW Superman

     
    Variety is reporting that Warners has signed off on Henry Cavill, the hunk best-known for TV's “The Tudors,” to take the title role in Zack Snyder's “Superman” re-launch. Cavill is a 27 year old Brit who just finished that “...
  • Kobe Bryant's and Robert Rodriguez's short-film, 'The Black Mamba,' hits the Web

     
    Just in time for Kobe Bryant's 13th appearance in an NBA All-Star game tonight, Nike has released The Black Mamba short film, directed by Robert Rodriguez. The movie, which has been hyped for weeks with clips from the film serving as commercials for...
  • First look: Immortals

     
    Here's some art from this coming November's sword and sorcery 3D pic, “Immortals.” Knowing the rep of the director, famed for his visuals, these shots probably don't do it justice. Tarsem Singh's “The Fall” is the most gogeous...