Mickey Rourke

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Mickey Rourke

Of Irish descent, and his mother had Scottish, French, English, and German ancestry add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1952.

Countries: United States (67%), United Kingdom (11%), (4%)

Main connections: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Darren Aronofsky

Linked to: Chicago Film Critics Association, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2008, National Basketball Association, University of Miami




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Mickey Rourke was born in 1952 add something


From 1964 to 1973, Rourke compiled an amateur boxing record of 27 wins and 3 defeats, which included first-round knockout wins over Sherman Bergman, John Carver, and Ronald Robinson, and decision victories over Ron Carter, Charles Gathers, Joe Riles, and Javier Villanueva add something


In 1969 Rourke, weighing 140 pounds ,, sparred with former World Welterweight Champion Luis Rodríguez add something


At the 1971 Florida Golden Gloves, Rourke suffered another concussion in a boxing match add something


During the 1980s, Rourke starred in the comedy-drama "Diner" , the drama "Rumble Fish" , the crime-black comedy film "The Pope of Greenwich Village" , and the erotic drama "9½ Weeks" , and received critical praise for his work in the Charles Bukowski biopic "Barfly" and the horror mystery "Angel Heart" add something


During the early 1980s, Rourke starred in "Diner", alongside Paul Reiser, Daniel Stern, Steve Guttenberg, Tim Daly and Kevin Bacon, and yet again drew further critical notices for his portrayal as the suave compulsive gambler "Boogie" Sheftell; The National Society of Film Critics named him Best Supporting Actor that year add something


In the late 1980s, Rourke performed with David Bowie on the "Never Let Me Down" album add something


In 1981 he married Debra Feuer, whom he met on the set of "Hardcase" and who co-starred with him in "Homeboy" as his love interest add something


James Hayden - In 1984, during the making of "The Pope of Greenwich Village", Mickey Rourke dedicated his performance to the memory of James Hayden


Ariane Koizumi - In 1985, she starred in Michael Cimino's film "Year of the Dragon", in which she played the role of Chinese-American television reporter Tracy Tzu, who falls in love with the fanatical cop Stanley White, played by Mickey Rourke


In 1987 Rourke appeared in "Angel Heart" add something


Charles Bukowski - "Barfly", released in 1987, is a semi-autobiographical film written by Bukowski and starring Mickey Rourke as Henry Chinaski, who represents Bukowski, and Faye Dunaway as his lover Wanda Wilcox


Of these, the first three were produced as films between 1988 and 1996 add something


Dermot Mulroney - Mulroney co-starred in the 1988 western "Young Guns", for which he is possibly best known, in which he played "Dirty Steve" alongside Emilio Estevez, and in 1994 he starred with Mickey Rourke in "The Last Outlaw", which has since become a cult classic among western genre fans


The marriage ended in 1989, with Rourke subsequently commenting that making the film "9½ Weeks" "was not particularly considerate to my wife's needs add something


In May 1989, Rourke revealed that he had donated most of his £1,5 million earnings from the film "Francesco" to support Joe Doherty in his campaign for political asylum in the United States add something


After his retirement from boxing, Rourke did accept supporting roles in several 1990s films, including Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of John Grisham's "The Rainmaker", Vincent Gallo's "Buffalo '66", Steve Buscemi's "Animal Factory", Sean Penn's "The Pledge", and Sylvester Stallone's remake of "Get Carter" add something


He ended the 1990s with the direct-to-video films "Out in Fifty", "Shades" and television film "Shergar", about the kidnapping of Epsom Derby-winning thoroughbred racehorse Shergar add something


In the early 1990s, Rourke was offered and declined the role of Butch Coolidge, which later became Bruce Willis's role in "Pulp Fiction" add something


Rourke's boxing career resulted in a notable physical change in the 1990s, as his face needed reconstructive surgery to mend his injuries add something


Michael Cimino - Cimino directed a remake of the Humphrey Bogart film "The Desperate Hours" in 1990, starring Anthony Hopkins and Mickey Rourke


In 1991 Rourke decided that he "had to go back to boxing" because he felt that he "was self-destructing add something


In 1991 Rourke, who had trained as a boxer in his early years, left acting and became a professional boxer for a time add something


In 1991 he starred in the box office bomb "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man" as Harley Davidson, a biker whose best friend, Marlboro, was played by Don Johnson add something


Freddie Roach (boxing) - In 1991, actor Mickey Rourke returned to boxing mid-way through his acting career, and hired Roach to train him in Hollywood, California


Christopher Walken stated to the Film Comment on August, 1992 that it was destiny to make "Homeboy" with Mickey Rourke: add something


Carre Otis - Otis was married to "Wild Orchid" co-star Mickey Rourke from June 1992 to December 1998


After retiring from boxing in 1994, Rourke returned to acting and had supporting roles in several films, including the drama "The Rainmaker" , the comedy-drama "Buffalo '66" , the thriller-remake of "Get Carter" , the mystery film "The Pledge" , the crime dark comedy-drama "Spun" , the action film "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" and the action thriller "Man on Fire" , playing the role of a corrupt lawyer add something


Dolph Lundgren - After a long spell performing in direct-to-video films since 1996, 2010 marked his return to theaters with "The Expendables", an on-screen reunion with Stallone, alongside an all-action star cast which included, among others, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Mickey Rourke


Donnie Wahlberg - Wahlberg's first film acting role was in the 1996 film "Bullet" with Mickey Rourke and Tupac Shakur


He had a lead role in 1997's "Double Team", which co-starred martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme and NBA player Dennis Rodman add something


In 2001 Rourke appeared as the villain in Enrique Iglesias's music video for "Hero," which featured Jennifer Love Hewitt add something


Beau Jack died in 2002, although Rourke reportedly gave him 45 minutes of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation add something


In 2002 he took the role of The Cook in Jonas Åkerlund's "Spun", teaming up once again with Eric Roberts add something


In addition, in 2004, Rourke provided the voice for "Jericho" in the third installment of the Driver video game series add something


He has had as many as seven dogs at one time, back in 2005 add something


In 2005 Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role in the neo-noir action thriller "Sin City", for which he won awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Irish Film and Television awards, and the Online Film Critics Society add something


He expressed his astonishment that Islamic fundamentalists were allowed to continue their activities in the UK after the 7 July 2005 London bombings add something


Mo'Nique - In 2005, Mo'Nique played a significant role in the Tony Scott bounty hunter thriller "Domino", co-starring Keira Knightley and Mickey Rourke


Marv (Sin City) - In the 2005 film adaptation, he is played by Mickey Rourke


Courtney Peldon - She has had roles in several films including "Angel Heart" with Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke, "Out on a Limb" with Matthew Broderick, "Little Giants", indie favorite "Skin Walker", "National Lampoon's Adam & Eve", Tobe Hooper's "Mortuary", the Farrelly brothers' comedy "Say It Isn't So", and most recently the science-fiction thriller "InAlienable" with Walter Koenig and Richard Hatch, the psychological thriller "The Road to Hell" with Michael Paré and she's slated to star in the new film [


Chocolate returned to Rourke and died in 2006 add something


In June 2006, Rourke publicly gave his support to U.S. President George W. Bush and the Iraq War add something


Marv (Sin City) - In 2006, French country troubadour Steffan Rock recorded a song called "The Return of Marv", which is a tribute to both the character and Mickey Rourke


Jon Trosky - In 2007, he and Smooth Tommy Suede trained Nicolas Cage, and later Mickey Rourke, for the lead role in Darren Aronofsky's film "The Wrestler"


Jon Trosky - In the fall of 2007, Trosky was chosen by Afa The Wild Samoan to train Nicolas Cage and Mickey Rourke for the lead role in the Darren Aronofsky film "The Wrestler"


In 2008 Rourke played the lead in Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler", winner of the Golden Lion award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, about washed-up professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson add something


In the 2008 film "The Wrestler", Rourke portrayed a past-his-prime wrestler, and received a 2009 Golden Globe award, a BAFTA award, and a nomination for an Academy award add something


Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Iraq War - His 2008 films include "Killshot", in which he played a hoodlum partnered with a hired killer played by Mickey Rourke, and "Stop-Loss", directed by Kimberly Peirce and revolving around American soldiers returning from the Iraq War


The Wrestler (2008 film) - "'The Wrestler"' is a 2008 American sports drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Robert D. Siegel, and starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa_Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood


In 2009, the actor told "The Daily Mail" that he had gone to "the wrong guy" for his surgery, and that his plastic surgeon had left his features "a mess" add something


In addition to those dogs and several other past pets, Rourke currently owns a chihuahua named Jaws who appeared with him in his 2009 PETA ad, as well as in the film "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" add something


The day of the 2009 Golden Globes show, he told Barbara Walters that "I sort of self-destructed and everything came out about 14 years ago or so add something


The two have remained good friends, according to an interview Feuer gave in 2009 add something


In January 2009, Rourke expressed admiration for Bush in an interview with "GQ" magazine add something


Rourke gave his dogs credit during his Golden Globe Best Actor acceptance speech January 11, 2009: "I'd like to thank all my dogs add something


About a month later, on February 18, 2009, Loki died in Rourke's arms at the age of 18 add something


More recently, in 2009, Rourke voiced the character of Dick Marcinko for the biographical video game "Rogue Warrior", which was released on December 1, 2009 add something


Richard Harris - At the 2009 BAFTAs, Mickey Rourke dedicated his Best Actor *award to Harris, calling him a "good friend, and great actor


Gaby Hoffmann - In 2009, Hoffman had a supporting role in Todd Solondz's "Life During Wartime", and the thriller "13" with Mickey Rourke


Lou Taylor Pucci - In 2009, Pucci had three films that screened at the Sundance Film Festival: "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men", directed by John Krasinski of "The Office"; "The Informers", with Billy Bob Thornton, Winona Ryder, Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, based on Bret Easton Ellis' collection of short stories of the same name; and "Arlen Faber" with Jeff Daniels and Lauren Graham


Diane Lane - She appeared in Killshot with Mickey Rourke, which was given a limited theatrical release before being released on DVD in 2009.


Bruce Springsteen - On January 11, 2009, Springsteen won the Golden Globe *award for Best Song for "The Wrestler", from the Mickey Rourke film by the same name


Eric Roberts - In February 2009, Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke, who starred with Roberts in "The Pope of Greenwich Village", said he hoped that Roberts would soon be offered a role which would resurrect his career in the way that "The Wrestler" rejuvenated Rourke's


In 2010 he appeared as the main villain in the superhero movie "Iron Man 2" and had a small role in Sylvester Stallone's action film "The Expendables" add something


In 2010, he appeared in a Dutch TV Commercial for Bavaria Beer add something


Jet Li - After a one-year hiatus from filmmaking, Jet Li returned to acting in 2010, portraying a mercenary in the film "The Expendables", teaming up with action stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Eric_Roberts, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, and Randy Couture


Jason Statham - In 2010, Statham appeared alongside fellow action stars Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li and Mickey Rourke, among others in "The Expendables"


Daniel Sharman - In 2010, he was cast as Ares, the Greek god of war, in the fantasy film "Immortals" with Mickey Rourke, Kellan_Lutz and Henry Cavill among others; the film was released in 2011


Scarlett Johansson - The film, released in May 2010, was directed by Jon Favreau and starred Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Samuel_L._Jackson and Sam Rockwell


Jonathan Ross - Ross's final "Friday Night" chat show episode aired on 16 July 2010, with David Beckham, Jackie Chan, Mickey Rourke, and Roxy Music as guests


Dolph Lundgren - He played a drug-addled assassin alongside Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, Bruce_Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action film "The Expendables", which opened in theatres on 13 August 2010


In 2011 Rourke was cast in the film "Java Heat" as an American citizen shadowing terrorist groups in Java, Indonesia add something


As of February 2011, he had begun research on the film, but noted, "We're not going to make this movie until we've done all the proper research add something


Kellan Lutz - In 2011, together with his "Immortals" co-star Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz is starring Java Heat movies in Indonesia


Immortals (2011 film) - "'Immortals"' is a 2011 3D mythology fantasy film directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, and Mickey Rourke


The Expendables 2 - In July 2011 Mickey Rourke was stated to be reprising his role as Tool; by late September 2012 it was reported that he had dropped out of the film, and on October 18 this was confirmed


In 2013 it was confirmed that Rourke would not appear in Expendables 3 add something


Gareth Thomas (rugby) - Actor Mickey Rourke has said that he would like to play Thomas in a movie of his life, which is due to start filming in February 2013


In August 2014, Rourke came under scrutiny for purchasing and wearing a T-shirt bearing the likeness of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a time when most of the Western world was criticizing and sanctioning Russia for its repeated violations of Ukrainian sovereignty add something


In an appearance on the August 12, 2014 episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", Rourke further elucidated that he had purchased the T-shirt because the proceeds were going to benefit an ill Ukrainian boy in need of an operation add something


On Friday, November 28, 2014, Rourke briefly returned to the boxing ring and fought 29 year old Elliot Seymour in Moscow, Russia add something


In 2015, Rourke expressed his support for Ben Carson for the Republican presidential nomination add something


Freida Pinto - Her next film "Blunt Force Trauma", a Colombian production where she acts alongside Mickey Rourke premiered at the 2015 Woodstock Film Festival