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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 73 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 >

- 77 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 >

- 163 days ago
Mickey Rourke on Mickey Rooney's Death -- Show Some Respect

Mickey Rourke
Show Some Respect to Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rourke doesn't need a reason to curse, but he's found one ... he's fuming mad that Mickey Rooney's death isn't getting front page coverage from the gossip mags.It's unclear which mag Rourke… READ MORE >

- 198 days ago
Mickey Rourke -- Joe Eszterhas Is Just Bitter Mel Gibson Didn't Like His Script

Mickey Rourke
Joe Eszterhas Is Just Bitter Mel Gibson Didn't Like His Script

Mickey Rourke continues to be Team Gibson all the way in the Joe Eszterhas/Mel Gibson feud -- telling our photog that Joe is just upset that Mel didn't want to make a movie with him.… READ MORE >

- 923 days ago
Mickey Rourke -- I Believe In Mel Gibson ... He's an Easy Target

Mickey Rourke
I Believe In Mel Gibson ... He's an Easy Target

Mel Gibson has at least one supporter in Hollywood ... his friend Mickey Rourke ... who tells TMZ, he thinks Joe Eszterhas is a LIAR ... who's out to smear Mel's reputation. Mickey was leaving… READ MORE >

- 924 days ago
Mickey Rourke -- 'Moneyball' is Frickin' TORTURE

Mickey Rourke
'Moneyball' is Frickin' Torture

Brad Pitt's "Moneyball" was 133 minutes of unbearable, brain-melting MISERY ... this according to Mickey Rourke. Rourke was leaving the gym in L.A. yesterday when he joked about using the movie… READ MORE >

- 962 days ago
Mickey Rourke -- No Pants On

Mickey Rourke
He's Not Wearing Pants

Mickey Rourke emerged from lunch yesterday wearing a wool hat, t-shirt, jacket and shoes ... but NO PANTS!Don't worry though, he got a pair from a friend and put them on in the parking… READ MORE >

- 1070 days ago

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