Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke, Jr. (born September 16, 1952) is an American actor and screenwriter 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 1990s films, including The Rainmaker, Buffalo '66, and The Pledge. 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 IFTA and the Online Film Critics Society. In the 2008 film The Wrestler, Rourke portrayed a past-his-prime wrestler, and garnered a 2009 Golden Globe award, a BAFTA award, and a nomination for an Academy Award. In 2010, he appeared in the blockbuster Iron Man 2 and The Expendables. Rourke was born Philip Andre Rourke, Jr. in Schenectady, New York to a family of Irish and French descent. He was raised Roman Catholic and he still practices his faith.
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