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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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BANNED From Boxing in NJ After Fix Confession

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Boxing Opponent ... Finally Cops to Taking a Dive

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

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

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

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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 >

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

Mickey Rourke
Wins Obviously Fixed Boxing Match

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- 605 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'

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

Mickey Rourke
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