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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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  • 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...
  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' is the top dog

    'Slumdog Millionaire' is the top dog
    In a ceremony alternatively as solemn and celebratory as the movie that won a leading four prizes -- the rags-to-riches drama "Slumdog Millionaire" -- Sunday night's Golden Globe awards helped focus the Oscar race as it honored the late Heath Ledger for...
  • Do you have 'cojones' like 'Wrestler' Mickey Rourke?

    Do you have 'cojones' like 'Wrestler' Mickey Rourke?
  • WWF champs support Mickey Rourke's 'Wrestler'

    WWF champs support Mickey Rourke's 'Wrestler'
  • The attendees don't seem to pay much mind

    The attendees don't seem to pay much mind
    Ricky Gervais drank beer on stage, Colin Farrell chewed gum, Sally Hawkins came so perilously close to having an actual nervous breakdown that aid from Emma Thompson was required, Mickey Rourke thanked his dogs and Steven Spielberg gave possibly the...
  • Golden Globes nominations unveiled

    Golden Globes nominations unveiled
    "Slumdog Millionaire," a modern-day fable about an orphan from Mumbai who ends up on a television game show, is shaping up to be this movie season's Cinderella story. At one point, it seemed poised to go straight to DVD after its original studio,...
  • And the Golden Globe winner is...

    And the Golden Globe winner is...
    It was a night for underdogs. "Slumdog Millionaire" continued its Cinderella ways at the 66th annual Golden Globe awards tonight, winning four statuettes: dramatic film, director for Danny Boyle, original score for A.R. Rahman and screenplay for Simon...