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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...
  • 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,...
  • '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.
  • 'Help' yourself to some rich cinema soul food

    'Help' yourself to some rich cinema soul food
    Nothing leaves movie-lovers feeling more nourished and content than a good drama. Watching a finely observed human struggle played out on screen is like cinema soul food, providing sustenance through its vital new connection to the world. Indeed, the...
  • 'Diner' cast members join Barry Levinson at anniversary celebration

    'Diner' cast members join Barry Levinson at anniversary celebration
    Sherry Korsover waited 51 years for her Forest Park High classmate, Barry Levinson, to sign her yearbook. "I was so in love with you," she told a smiling Levinson Saturday night, as about 800 "Diner" fans came to Johns Hopkins University to celebrate the...
  • '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-...
  • 'Diner' cast and crew re-uniting in Baltimore

    'Diner' cast and crew re-uniting in Baltimore
    Director Barry Levinson and cast members from his breakthrough 1982 hit "Diner" will re-unite in Baltimore next month for conversations and screenings in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary. The centerpiece of the celebration will be a Dec. 10...
  • Film Review: 'Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'

    It may be in 3D this time around, but Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's monotone, monochrome comicbook universe feels flatter than ever in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." Rare indeed is the movie that features this many bared breasts, pummeled...
  • Box Office: Chloe Moretz Tearjerker 'If I Stay' to Overshadow 'Sin City 2′

    Teen girls are notoriously fickle, particularly when it comes to movies. For every "Twilight" or "The Hunger Games," there's a film such as "Mortal Instruments," a hot literary property that lost its sizzle in the transition from page to screen. "If I...
  • Bruce Willis, Robert Rodriguez Jam at the 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Party

    When Michael Bolton, Bruce Willis and Robert Rodriguez are in the same room with an open bar immediately following a film premiere, the evening is sure to be an interesting one. On Tuesday night at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Willis grabbed a...
  • Box Office: Chloe Moretz Tearjerker 'If I Stay' to Overshadow 'Sin City 2'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Teen girls are notoriously fickle, particularly when it comes to movies. For every "Twilight" or "The Hunger Games," there's a film such as "Mortal Instruments," a hot literary property that lost its sizzle in the transition...