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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Remembering Bukowski with Harry Dean Stanton on Saturday

     
    Charles Bukowski's work will be celebrated in downtown LA Saturday with readings by Harry Dean Stanton, Rebecca De Mornay, Dan Fante, Jack Grapes and more....
  • 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...
  • LACMA kicks off gala series with Clint Eastwood, John Baldessari

     
    Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio were on hand Saturday for the first Art + Film gala held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The event honored Eastwood as well as L.A. artist John Baldessari....
  • Tuesday's Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 6 - 12 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Nov. 6 - 12 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......