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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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  • Review: 'Generation Iron' an intimate portrait of bodybuilders

     Review: 'Generation Iron' an intimate portrait of bodybuilders
    The compelling and energetic documentary "Generation Iron" enjoyably profiles an array of larger-than-life challengers in the 2012 Mr. Olympia competition, a.k.a. the Super Bowl of muscle contests. Comparisons to 1977's influential "Pumping Iron," which...
  • Film Review: 'Arise'

    The spirit is willing but the filmmaking is weak in "Arise," a touchy-feely documentary with laudable dual messages of empowering women and healing the planet. Offering snapshot portraits of female environmental activists across four continents, pic...
  • '50 Shades' of what we've seen before?

    "Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life," wrote English poet William Congreve. ALTHOUGH, the outcry is not nearly as obstreperous as it has been in the matter of Ben Affleck as Batman, fans of the novel "50 Shades of Grey" aren't jumping with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Famed tattoo artist Mark Mahoney is going strong on the Sunset Strip

    Famed tattoo artist Mark Mahoney is going strong on the Sunset Strip
    Mark Mahoney has inked some of the top names in Hollywood. Operating out of an upscale tattoo parlor near the western end of the Sunset Strip, the owner of the Shamrock Social Club has become the go-to man for celebrities seeking tattoos. On a...
  • Elmore Leonard: Next Hollywood collaboration to play at Toronto

    Elmore Leonard, whose work has fueled Hollywood films for decades, will have an impact on the business even after his death. Leonard, who died Tuesday, recently had his 1978 crime novel "The Switch" adapted into a movie titled "Life of Crime." It is...
  • Ten @ 10: Food film favorites

    Ten @ 10: Food film favorites
    Food in film may be the trending topic for fall. Witness these two items that arrived in my email box within days of each other: Fine Cooking magazine reported there was a Best Food Porn category at the NYC Food Film Festival, which closed Sunday. But...
  • Good plastic surgery, bad plastic surgery

    Good plastic surgery, bad plastic surgery
    Like it or not, plastic surgery is here to stay. Sure, some people will tout the virtues of self-acceptance and aging gracefully and lament that the rise of cosmetic procedures (including fillers, Botox and the like) signifies the swift decline of...
  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
  • PASSINGS: Mike deGruy, Zalman King

    PASSINGS: Mike deGruy, Zalman King
    Mike deGruy Award-winning nature cinematographer Mike deGruy, 60, an award-winning marine scientist and nature cinematographer best known for documentaries featuring underwater footage that brought viewers up close to sea creatures, plants and...
  • Movie Review: The Expendables

     
    Here they are, “the REAL A-Team,” the pride and joy of big, bloody '80s action movies, back for a last roundup. The Expendables, Sly Stallone's all-star mercenary movie, is a deliriously retro ride into Reagan Era blockbusters. The brawn and...