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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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  • Film Review: 'The Bag Man'

    The titular satchel in "The Bag Man" is one of those coveted carry-ons, like the glowing briefcases of "Kiss Me Deadly" and "Pulp Fiction" fame, that everybody wants, nobody seems to know the contents of, and which makes a world of trouble for all who...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Mindy Project' on Fox

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Mindy Project' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Dads Two college buddies (Giovanni...
  • Hulu Takes Digital Rights to 'Generation Iron' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Hulu has flexed its distribution muscles and landed the exclusive digital rights to the feature-length documentary "Generation Iron," produced by the Vladar Co. and fitness magazine publisher American Media Inc. An extended trailer for the film is...
  • 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: '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: '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...