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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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  • With Joe Flacco's deal done, Ravens will likely decline to use franchise tag

    With Joe Flacco's deal done, Ravens will likely decline to use franchise tag
    Now that quarterback Joe Flacco is poised to become the highest paid player in the NFL by virtue of a $120.6 million contract, the Ravens aren't expected to use the franchise tag on any of their other unrestricted free agents. Although Monday...
  • Ravens line has been — and will need to be — key to offensive success

    Ravens line has been — and will need to be — key to offensive success
    NEW ORLEANS — Soaking up the Super Bowl experience, Ravens left guard Kelechi Osemele spent Tuesday's Media Day, joking around with current teammates and hanging out with former NFL offensive lineman and fellow Iowa State alum Keith Sims. A...
  • Mixed bag for Gino Gradkowski in his first NFL start

    Mixed bag for Gino Gradkowski in his first NFL start
    Last Thursday, for the first time since the 2008 season, someone not named Matt Birk started for the Ravens at center. Gino Gradkowski, a second-year player out of small-school Delaware, made his first NFL start there. To the novice eye -- this writer...
  • Ravens' Gino Gradkowski to appeal $7,800 fine for unnecessary roughness, source says

    Ravens' Gino Gradkowski to appeal $7,800 fine for unnecessary roughness, source says
    Ravens starting center Gino Gradkowski has been fined $7,800 by the NFL league office for unnecessary roughness, according to a league source. Gradkowski was penalized in the third quarter of the Ravens' 49-27 loss Thursday night to the Denver Broncos...
  • John Harbaugh stays the course after Super Bowl victory

    John Harbaugh stays the course after Super Bowl victory
    Since the Ravens hired John Harbaugh as their head coach five years ago, the AFC North franchise has won a Super Bowl and made five consecutive playoff appearances. During that span, Harbaugh has compiled a 67.7 winning percentage with an overall record...
  • Though Ravens' starters appear set, there are offensive line spots still up for grabs

    Though Ravens' starters appear set, there are offensive line spots still up for grabs
    As you read about the various training camp competitions over the next 10 days, you probably won’t see much written about the offensive line. That’s because barring injuries, the starters appear to be set. Bryant McKinnie, who re-signed...
  • Ravens' remade roster features significant youth movement

    Ravens' remade roster features significant youth movement
    Months before they would lift the Lombardi Trophy into the confetti-filled air, the Ravens' top decision makers started to have regular discussions about the future of the organization and the potentially wide-scale changes it would face following the...
  • Ravens centers Gradkowski and Shipley engaged in 'a great battle'

    Ravens centers Gradkowski and Shipley engaged in 'a great battle'
    Early last year, an unknown 412 number popped up on the screen of A.Q. Shipley's cell phone. On the line was a fellow Pittsburgh native with the accent to prove it and an offensive lineman who was gearing up for the 2012 NFL draft. Shipley, who was...
  • Former Raven Matt Birk approved as NFL appeals officer

    Former Raven Matt Birk approved as NFL appeals officer
    Retired Ravens center Matt Birk is joining the NFL as an appeals officer on player discipline, replacing former NFL coach Art Shell. Birk confirmed the appointment in a text message to The Baltimore Sun. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Birk retired...
  • Ravens training camp highlights: Aug. 6

    Ravens training camp highlights: Aug. 6
    SETTING THE SCENE: Tuesday's outdoor practice started at 2:30 p.m. and ended at 4:35 p.m. Temperatures were in the high 60s and a light mist dampened the practice fields. With the preseason opener looming Thursday night, players were in shells for the...
  • Jeff Saturday weighs in on Ravens' center competition

    Jeff Saturday weighs in on Ravens' center competition
    For 14 NFL seasons, Jeff Saturday was a mainstay at center with his undersized, stocky presence. His intelligence, technique and quickness were the hallmarks of his play. Saturday established himself as a leader of the Indianapolis Colts' offensive...
  • A.Q. Shipley starting Thursday as Ravens' center competition continues

    A.Q. Shipley starting Thursday as Ravens' center competition continues
    Veteran offensive lineman A.Q. Shipley will start Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons, marking the latest development in the Ravens' ongoing center competition. Although Gino Gradkowski started the preseason opener against the Tampa Bay...