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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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  • Around Town: Superman flies again and the New Wave returns

     
    A Francois Truffaut retrospective, an animation festival and a screening of 1978’s “Superman” are among this week’s highlights....
  • Justin McLeod's Blog

    Justin McLeod's Blog
    August 15 Goodbye They say all good things must come to an end.  With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business.  I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools.  There are several reasons why I'm switching...
  • 'The Expendables'

    'The Expendables'
    Leave it to Sylvester Stallone to freshen up a familiar premise, something he does quite successfully in this hugely brawny adventure that he also directed and co-wrote. He plays the leader of a mercenary squad enlisted to put a South American dictator...
  • HBO's 'On Freddie Roach' A Candid Look At A World-Famous Career

    HBO's 'On Freddie Roach' A Candid Look At A World-Famous Career
    HBO and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Peter Berg will team up for the new primetime series 'On Freddie Roach.' The cinéma-vérité series focuses on Freddie Roach, the world-famous boxing trainer who owns and operates the famed Wild Card Boxing Club in...
  • Bryan Anderson-A true Inspiration!

    Bryan Anderson-A true Inspiration!
    Bryan Anderson is not ordinary, he’s extraordinary.  I had the chance to meet him when he first came home from the Army and through the years has become my friend.  Here’s a guy that I am amazed by everytime I talk to him and who’s...
  • 'Immortals'

    'Immortals'
    Ancient battles - souped up with 3-D special effects (for screens so equipped) - provide the thrust of director Tarsem Singh's ("The Cell") adventure. Henry Cavill, who will be the next Superman (in the forthcoming "Man of Steel"), plays a hero who leads...
  • Fight the Power: Bruce Lee as hero of the downtrodden

    Fight the Power:  Bruce Lee as hero of the downtrodden
    Bruce Lee, the Chinese martial arts megastar who died in 1973, has attained a kind of global cultural-icon status, on par with, say, James Dean, Elvis Presley, Miles Davis, Malcolm X, Bob Dylan, Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Marley, Che Guevara and Al...
  • Nicholas Cage vende su alma al diablo en Ghost Rider 2

    Nicholas Cage vende su alma al diablo en Ghost Rider 2
    Dicen que Nicholas Cage igual que el personaje que interpreta en Ghost Rider, tuvo que vender su alma al diablo. Así como el motociclista que Cage encarna en el filme hace pacto con el demonio para impartir justicia, el actor se afincó en el cine...
  • '13'

    '13'
    Taking someone else's identity can be a really bad idea, as the young man (Sam Riley) at the heart of this melodrama quickly learns. The person he's posing as is dead, so there shouldn't be a problem. Right? Wrong ... since the deceased man had...
  • Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian
      This is the second Conan movie to be released this year. The documentary Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop was released a few months ago (and was really good if you’re looking for an entertaining documentary). This is the third remake...
  • 'Immortals' review: The gods must be bored

    'Immortals' review: The gods must be bored
    ** (out of four) You can’t blame the gods for wanting to intervene in human affairs; the perfectly sculpted deities do nothing but sit around in the sky and watch the violent action on the ground. Zeus (Luke Evans), however, insists that law...
  • Melanchlia e Immortals: mundos en destrucción

    Melancholia*** Lars von Trier, el "enfant terrible" del cine danés, añade otra polémica pieza a su larga filmografía, conformada, entre otras cintas, por títulos como Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark y Dogville. Von Trier, quien tiene fama de...