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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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  • 'Generation Iron' Finds Longer Life in Theaters; Hits Homevideo in April (EXCLUSIVE)

    Bodybuilding documentary "Generation Iron" was expected to have a short life in theaters before being released to streaming service Hulu where much of its audience was expected to be found. But the film, narrated by Mickey Rourke has become a hit for...
  • Robert Redford To Be Saluted at Santa Barbara Festival

    The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival on Feb. 7 will give Robert Redford the American Riviera Award, which recognizes individuals who have had a strong influence on American cinema. The fest, under exec director Roger Durling, runs Jan. 30 through Feb....
  • On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 21-27

     
    On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 21-27 Fans of comedy have a lot to look froward to this week, with offerings from Kristen Wiig, Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson, and Jeff Bridges & Ryan Reynolds. But don't be fooled by Steve Carell's appearance in The Way Wa...
  • Film Review: 'The Counselor' is an exercise in pessimism

    Film Review: 'The Counselor' is an exercise in pessimism
    Michael Fassbender plays the title character in Ridley Scott's new “The Counselor.” That's the only way the other characters address him, as though he has no identity outside of his professional role; we never learn his actual name. This...
  • Film Review: 'Generation Iron'

    "Generation Iron" follows seven top competitors as they prep for bodybuilding's crowning glory, the annual Mr. Olympia contest. Vlad Yudin's polished docu will satisfy aficionados with its glimpse at these well-known behemoths' training regimes, plus...
  • Estrena 'Machete Kills' con Sofía Vergara y más

    En su afán de seguir haciendo películas de bajo presupuesto que rompan la hegemonía de Hollywood, Robert Rodríguez vuelve a encender la pantalla con Machete Kills. En esta secuela, el cineasta chicano muestra las nuevas aventuras de Machete, ex agente...
  • Comic-Con: Bill Paxton Connects with Aracana's 'Head Smash,' 'Seven Holes of Air'

    Bill Paxton is headed to Comic-Con this week to back two Arcana Comics graphic novels: "Head Smash" and "Seven Holes of Air." The actor lent his voice this week for an online trailer that will be used to promote "Head Smash." Full version of the book...
  • Review: 'The Good Son' explores one boxer's triumph and tragedy

     Review: 'The Good Son' explores one boxer's triumph and tragedy
    A powerful story of triumph and tragedy — and the infamous moment that encapsulated both — gets a stirring workout in the colorful, absorbing documentary "The Good Son: The Life of Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini," directed by Jesse James Miler, based...
  • Film Review: 'The Good Son: The Life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini'

    Plenty serviceable as a belated documentary addendum to "Rocky," director Jesse James Miller's bio of '80s-era World Boxing Council lightweight champ Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini connects on emotional levels in the telling of an up-from-nothing brawler whose...
  • Allentown

    It was in 1762 that a little settlement of 12 cabins, which founder William Allen called "Northampton Towne," became officially registered as a location after a storekeeper there gave birth. And it was John Adams who passed through it as a small farming...
  • Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Mickey Rourke to Star in 'Skin Traffik' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Eric Roberts and Michael Madsen are starring indie actioner 'Skin Traffik," currently shooting in Los Angeles. Ara Paiaya is directing through his Raging Pictures banner with Derek Chappell, Ron Russell and Paiaya exec...
  • Happy birthday, Charles Bukowski!

    Happy birthday, Charles Bukowski!
    This post has been corrected. See the note below for details. Were he still with us, Charles Bukowski would be 93 Friday. Happy birthday, Charles Bukowski! Bukowski was dubbed the Poet Laureate of Skid Row; he wrote about the gritty neighborhoods of...