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Mickey Rourke

Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke, Jr. (born September 16, 1952) is an American actor, screenwriter and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in action, drama, and thriller films. During the 1980s, Rourke starred in Diner, Rumble Fish, and the erotic drama 9½ Weeks, and received critical praise for his work in Barfly and Angel Heart. In 1991, Rourke, who had trained as a boxer in his early years, left acting and became a professional boxer for a period. He had supporting roles in several later films, including The Rainmaker, Buffalo '66, The Pledge, Get Carter, Spun, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Man on Fire. In 2005, Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role in 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. 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. In 2010, he appeared in Iron Man 2 and The Expendables. Philip Andre Rourke, Jr., was born in Schenectady, New York, to a family of Irish and French descent. He

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Mickey Rourke's Opponent -- BANNED From Boxing in New Jersey

Mickey Rourke's Opponent
BANNED From Boxing in NJ After Fix Confession

Elliot Seymour -- the boxer who admits throwing his fight against Mickey Rourke -- will be banned from getting in the ring again in New Jersey, and most likely in California too.TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

Mickey Rourke -- Boxing Opponent Finally Cops to Taking a Dive

Mickey Rourke
Boxing Opponent ... Finally Cops to Taking a Dive

The guy Mickey Rourke knocked out last month in Russia is now admitting what everyone with eyes has suspected all along -- the whole match was a total SHAM.Elliot Seymour tells TMZ… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Mickey Rourke's Opponent -- PISSED OVER PAYCHECK ... Where's My $5k?!

Mickey Rourke's Opponent
PISSED OVER PAYCHECK ... Where's My $5k?!

The man who "boxed" Mickey Rourke in Russia is PISSED -- telling TMZ Sports the actor's people are STIFFING him out of $5,000 he was promised for the fight. We spoke with 29-year-old Elliot… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Mickey Rourke's Opponent -- I DIDN'T THROW THE FIGHT ... I Only Trained For a Month

Mickey Rourke's Opponent
I DIDN'T THROW THE FIGHT I Only Trained For One Month

Mickey Rourke's 29-year-old opponent Elliott Seymour is adamant he wasn't paid to take a dive in their big boxing match in Russia this weekend .. telling TMZ Sports Mickey beat him fair and… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Mickey Rourke -- Wins Obviously Fixed Boxing Match

Mickey Rourke
Wins Obviously Fixed Boxing Match

62 year-old Mickey Rourke won his big boxing match in Russia ... when he sorta kinda tapped a guy with a body shot ... and the guy went crumbling to the ground.The fight was against Elliot Seymour… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Bernard Hopkins -- I'm Proud of Mickey Rourke ... Fighting Ain't About Age

Bernard Hopkins
I'm Proud of Mickey Rourke 'Fighting Ain't About Age'

Mickey Rourke is getting major support from boxing legend Bernard Hopkins -- who tells TMZ Sports he's PROUD of the 62-year-old for getting back in the ring ... and thinks he has a real… READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
Mickey Rourke -- The Wrestler Becomes ... THE MMA FIGHTER!

Mickey Rourke
The Wrestler Becomes ... The MMA Fighter!

 Mickey Rourke played a fake fighter in "The Wrestler" -- but he was scrappin' FOR REAL this week during a hardcore MMA training session in L.A. with Jay Glazer.  The "NFL on Fox" star… READ MORE >

- 65 days ago
Mickey Rourke -- This Is No Put-On ... I Like Putin

Mickey Rourke
This Is No Put-On ... I Like Putin

Mickey Rourke has been wandering around Moscow this week sporting not one, but two different Vladimir Putin t-shirts ... and it's no accident ... he's a big fan of the Russian prez.Rourke put on… READ MORE >

- 130 days ago
Mickey Rourke -- Unrecognizable ... In a Good Way!

Mickey Rourke
Unrecognizable ... In a Good Way!

What's made the bigger comeback ... Mickey Rourke's career or his face? The "Sin City" star was out Thursday afternoon in L.A. visiting his tailor, but it's his face that seems a good fit ...… READ MORE >

- 134 days ago
Mickey Rourke -- What's Updo?

Mickey Rourke
What's Updo?

The transformation is complete -- Mickey Rourke went full-blown yenta Tuesday in L.A., wearing his hair up in a retro bandana stolen from a 1950s housewife, a ratty green top, green shorts, and… READ MORE >

- 220 days ago

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