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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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  • Reel Critics: J. Edgar misses the forest for the trees

    Few figures in America ever hold serious political power for half a century. Senators Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd, as well as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, are among the few who did. But no one held as much power as J. Edgar Hoover did as...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Oscar parties: A night of painting the town gold

    Oscar parties: A night of painting the town gold
    Vanity Fair's annual post- Academy Awards celebration, which set up shop at West Hollywood's Sunset Tower Hotel, might have had some recession-chic touches -- reused décor from past events and comfort food like chicken pot pie -- but there was no toning...
  • Independent Spirit Awards go through changes

    Independent Spirit Awards go through changes
    Those seeking a quick primer on Film Independent's Spirit Awards need only YouTube Mickey Rourke's acceptance speech at last year's ceremony. The "Wrestler" star began his address -- which clocked in at an Oscar-unfriendly six minutes -- by imploring the...
  • Review: 'In a Dream'

    Review: 'In a Dream'
    Documentaries often start out as one thing but, through recalibration or serendipity, move in directions their filmmakers never planned. This can net staggering results or, as in the case of "In a Dream," Jeremiah Zagar's moody portrait of his eccentric,...