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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jean-Luc Godard and the academy's honorary Oscar: A true comedy of errors

     
    I guess we can all breathe a deep sigh of relief. More than a week after the motion picture academy announced it would give an honorary lifetime achievement award to Jean-Luc Godard, the aging enfant terrible of French cinema managed......
  • The Morning Fix: Lions Gate board not interested in Icahn's latest offer. Get ready Emmys, here come the Paleys. MGM's small-screen plans. RIP John Kluge.

     
    After the coffee. Before wondering what happened to 5770. Would you trade your Emmy for a Paley? The Paley Center, formerly the Museum of Television & Radio, is going ahead with its plans to launch a TV awards show meant......
  • Seems like everyone who's anyone is hitting the Toronto International Film Festival

     
    With dozens of premieres, screenings and Q&A sessions, plus parties to match, is there really a good reason for an actor not to attend the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival? Makes sense that Hollywood -- and by that we mean East Coast, West Coast...
  • Will Mickey Rourke spark the Megan Fox comeback?

     
    One of the films picked up for distribution at this month's Toronto Film Festival was a quirky piece Mickey Rourke was high on when I chatted with him back last spring. Well, that and Genghis Khan. “Passion Play” has Mickey playing a jazz...
  • '30 Rock' recap: 'When it Rains, it Pours'

     
    The theme of Thursday night's episode of "30 Rock"? Babies, babies, babies. Tracy has another one, Jack's going to have one, and Lord knows Liz wants one. The night's other theme? Wisdom. No, really. As "30 Rock" fans already know,......
  • '30 Rock' recap: The rainbow coalition

     
    Three episodes into its fifth season, "30 Rock" is in peak form. The series had some wobbly moments last season, but ended on a high note that seems to be continuing -- last week's episode, with a memorable guest spot......
  • Charles Bukowski at the Huntington

     
    The Huntington's Charles Bukowski exhibit opened Saturday; the library owns both a Gutenberg Bible and the papers of the Los Angeles poet, who died in 1994. "The Huntington is perceived as a conservative institution, but it's really not," David S.......