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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 667 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 >

- 667 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 >

- 710 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 >

- 775 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 >

- 779 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 >

- 865 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 >

- 900 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 >

- 1625 days ago

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