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Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke started out with a promising acting career with memorable roles in "Diner," "Body Heat," and "Nine 1/2 Weeks." As time went on, Rourke earned a reputation as a difficult star, and the roles started to dry up. The comeback story of 2008 was Rourke's portrayal of washed-up Randy 'The Ram' Robinson in "The Wrestler," in which he earned an Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe. Rourke is also known for his love of his dogs (he thanked them during his Globes acceptance speech) and his boxing prowess.
Mickey Rourke started out with a promising acting career with memorable roles in "Diner," "Body Heat," and "Nine 1/2 Weeks." As time went on, Rourke earned a reputation as a difficult star, and the roles started to dry up. The comeback story of 2008 was Rourke's portrayal of washed-up Randy 'The Ram' Robinson in "The Wrestler," in which he earned an Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe. Rourke is also known for his love of his dogs (he thanked them during his Globes acceptance speech) and his boxing prowess. « Show less

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  • Book on WWE legend 'Superfly' Snuka interesting, perplexing and sad

    Book on WWE legend 'Superfly' Snuka interesting, perplexing and sad
    One of the funniest moments I remember of Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was while attending the 2012 Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame banquet dinner in Amsterdam, New York. Snuka was being inducted that night and right at the end of his acceptance speech, he said this:
  • Looking back at 'Diner,' 30 years later

    Looking back at 'Diner,' 30 years later
    Few films in movie history — and maybe no other film by a first-time writer-director — proved to be the breakthrough moment for as many talents as a made-in-Baltimore comedy-drama called "Diner." Viewers still respond to all the people in it,...

    'Diner' to be turned into Broadway musical

    'Diner' to be turned into Broadway musical
    Another classic American film set in Baltimore is headed for Broadway, but unlike "Hairspray" this one may be a less obvious fit. Barry Levinson has adapted "Diner," his well-regarded 1982 movie, for the stage. With music and lyrics by rock singer-...

    'Insidious' should scare off the summertime blahs

    'Insidious' should scare off the summertime blahs
    A little boy lost in unknown waters, a father's perilous journey to retrieve him — no, it's not "Finding Nemo." In this case, we're talking about 2011's best horror film to date, arriving July 12 on DVD and Blu-ray. "Insidious" (Sony Pictures...

    Video: Hacksaw Jim Duggan talks WWE, calls Mickey Rourke 'a jerk'

    Video: Hacksaw Jim Duggan talks WWE, calls Mickey Rourke 'a jerk'
    Baltimore Sun blogger and theScore on-air personality Arda Ocal goes 1-on-1 with WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan.