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Mickey Rourke is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 16 september 1952 at Schenectady (USA)

Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke
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Birth name Philip Andre Rourke, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 16 september 1952 (66 years) at Schenectady (USA)
Awards Saturn Award

Philip Andre Rourke, Jr. (/rʊərk/; born September 16, 1952), known as Mickey Rourke, is an American actor, screenwriter, and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films.
During the 1980s, Rourke starred in the comedy-drama Diner (1982), the drama Rumble Fish (1983), the crime-black comedy film The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), and the erotic drama 9½ Weeks (1986), and received critical praise for his work in the Charles Bukowski biopic Barfly and the horror mystery Angel Heart (both 1987). In 1991 Rourke, who had trained as a boxer in his early years, left acting and became a professional boxer for a time.

After retiring from boxing in 1994, Rourke returned to acting and had supporting roles in several films, including the drama The Rainmaker (1997), the comedy-drama Buffalo '66 (1998), the thriller-remake of Get Carter (2000), the mystery film The Pledge (2001), the crime dark comedy-drama Spun (2002), the action film Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) and the action thriller Man on Fire (2004), playing the role of a corrupt lawyer.

In 2005 Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role in the neo-noir action thriller Sin City, for which he won awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Irish Film and Television Awards, and the Online Film Critics Society. In the 2008 film The Wrestler, Rourke portrayed a past-his-prime wrestler, and received a 2009 Golden Globe award, a BAFTA award, and a nomination for an Academy Award.
Since then, Rourke has appeared in several commercially successful films including the 2010 films Iron Man 2 and The Expendables.

Biography

Rourke has dated several celebrities, including Terry Farrell and Sasha Volkova. He has been married twice. In 1981 he married Debra Feuer, whom he met on the set of Hardcase (1981) and who co-starred with him in Homeboy (1988) as his love interest. The marriage ended in 1989, with Rourke subsequently commenting that making the film 9½ Weeks "was not particularly considerate to my wife's needs." The two have remained good friends, according to an interview Feuer gave in 2009.


Wild Orchid co-star Carré Otis was briefly a cause célèbre following the release of the film owing to rumors that she and then-lover Rourke filmed an unsimulated sex scene. Otis married Rourke on June 26, 1992. In 1994 Rourke was arrested for spousal abuse. The charges were later dropped. The couple reconciled and also starred together in Exit in Red, but their marriage ended in December 1998. Otis and writer Hugo Schwyzer co-authored Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir, an autobiography that detailed Otis' marriage to Rourke that was published in October 2011 by HarperCollins. In November 2007, Rourke was arrested again, this time on DUI charges in Miami Beach.
In numerous TV and print interviews, he attributes his comeback after 14 years to his agent David A. Unger, weekly meetings with a psychiatrist, "Steve", and a Catholic priest he identified as "Father Pete". Rourke has been described as a "real good Catholic" by friend Tom Sizemore.

Since 2009, Rourke has been in a relationship with Russian model Anastassija Makarenko.


Political views
In May 1989, Rourke revealed that he had donated most of his £1.5 million earnings from the film Francesco to support Joe Doherty in his campaign for political asylum in the United States. Doherty, a Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) member, was wanted by UK authorities for his part in an ambush using an M-60 machine gun which killed a member of Britain's elite Special Air Service in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1980. Doherty was later arrested and charged for his part in the attack but escaped with seven other prisoners after holding a prison officer hostage and engaging in a shoot-out with members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Doherty was eventually imprisoned in the UK, but was later released under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement.

In June 2006, Rourke publicly gave his support to US President George W. Bush and the Iraq War. In January 2009, Rourke expressed admiration for Bush in an interview with GQ magazine. He also expressed his astonishment that Islamic fundamentalists were allowed to continue their activities in the UK after the 7 July 2005 London bombings.

In August 2014, Rourke came under scrutiny for purchasing and wearing a T-shirt bearing the likeness of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a time when most of the Western world was criticizing and sanctioning Russia for its repeated violations of Ukrainian sovereignty. When questioned by the press, Rourke explained: "If I didn't like him, I wouldn't buy the T-shirt, believe me. I met him a couple of times and he was a real gentleman. A very cool, regular guy. Looked me right in the eye. Good guy."

In an appearance on the August 12, 2014, episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Rourke further elucidated that he had purchased the T-shirt because the proceeds were going to benefit an ill Ukrainian boy in need of an operation.


Dogs
In addition to his faith, Rourke has publicly attributed his comeback to his dogs. He is well known as a pet lover, particularly fond of small-breed dogs. A spay/neuter advocate, Rourke participated in a protest outside of a pet shop in 2007 and has done a public service announcement for PETA.

His first little dog was reportedly a gift from his second wife. Though Rourke's dogs are generally referred to as "chihuahuas", some are not purebred. Loki, his most-publicized dog whom he described as "the love of my life", was a chihuahua-terrier mix. So reliant was Rourke on Loki's companionship, he spent US$5,400 to have her flown to England while he was on the set of the film Stormbreaker.


Rourke gave his dogs credit during his Golden Globe Best Actor acceptance speech January 11, 2009: "I'd like to thank all my dogs. The ones that are here, the ones that aren't here anymore because sometimes when a man's alone, that's all you got is your dog. And they've meant the world to me." The day of the 2009 Golden Globes show, he told Barbara Walters that "I sort of self-destructed and everything came out about 14 years ago or so ... the wife had left, the career was over, the money was not an ounce. The dogs were there when no one else was there." Asked by Walters if he had considered suicide, he responded:Yeah, I didn't want to be here, but I didn't want to kill myself. I just wanted to push a button and disappear.... I think I hadn't left the house for four or five months, and I was sitting in the closet, sleeping in the closet for some reason, and I was in a bad place, and I just remember I was thinking, 'Oh, man, if I do this,' [and] then I looked at my dog, Beau Jack, and he made a sound, like a little almost human sound. I don't have kids, the dogs became everything to me. The dog was looking at me going, 'Who's going to take care of me?'— Mickey Rourke

Despite being identified as "Lowjack" in the transcription above, the dog in the anecdote was apparently Beau Jack, who sired two of Rourke's later pets, Loki and her littermate Chocolate. Beau Jack died in 2002, although Rourke reportedly gave him 45 minutes of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Chocolate was the subject of a children's book, Chocolate at the Four Seasons, about his temporary stay with producer Bonnie Timmerman. Chocolate returned to Rourke and died in 2006. In addition to those dogs and several other past pets, Rourke currently owns a chihuahua named Jaws who appeared with him in his 2009 PETA ad, as well as in the film Once Upon a Time in Mexico. He has had as many as seven dogs at one time, back in 2005. At the time of his Golden Globes tribute to his pets, Rourke owned five chihuahuas: Loki, Jaws, Ruby Baby, La Negra and Bella Loca. About a month later, on February 18, 2009, Loki died in Rourke's arms at the age of 18.

Best films

Iron Man 2 (2010)
(Actor)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
(Actor)
The Wrestler (2008)
(Actor)
Year of the Dragon (1985)
(Actor)
Angel Heart (1987)
(Actor)
Diner (1982)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Mickey Rourke (69 films)

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Ashby
Ashby (2015)
, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about education, Sports films, American football films
Actors Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts, Sarah Silverman, Michael Lerner, Kevin Dunn
Roles Ashby Holt
Rating63% 3.197863.197863.197863.197863.19786
High-school Nerd Ed Wallis (Nat Wolff) enters into a friendship with his neighbor, Ashby (Mickey Rourke), a retired CIA assassin who only has a few months to live.
War Pigs
War Pigs (2015)
, 1h31
Directed by Ryan Little
Origin USA
Genres War, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Dolph Lundgren, Luke Goss, Mickey Rourke, Noah Segan, Ryan Kelley, K.C. Clyde
Roles Major A.J. Redding
Rating42% 2.113792.113792.113792.113792.11379
A U.S. Army infantry unit, known as the "War Pigs", must go behind enemy lines to exterminate the Nazis, by any means necessary. Captain Hans Picault, a French legionnaire, is tasked with teaching the unit how to fight them.
Blunt Force Trauma, 1h35
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, Ryan Kwanten, Jon Mack
Roles Zorringer
Rating46% 2.30882.30882.30882.30882.3088
Pinto plays a girl looking for her brother's killer. The film is based on a banned shooting game.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, 1h42
Directed by Robert Rodríguez, Frank Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Noir, Crime
Themes Films about families, Feminist films, Films about suicide, Films about domestic violence, Superhero films, Gangster films
Actors Jamie Chung, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Powers Boothe, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson
Roles Marv
Rating64% 3.2485553.2485553.2485553.2485553.248555
Marv (Mickey Rourke) regains consciousness on a highway overlooking the Projects, surrounded by several dead young men and a crashed police car, and with no memory of how he got there. He retraces his steps, recalling that since it's Saturday, he watched Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba) dance at Kadie's Saloon. Stepping outside, he encounters four rich frat boys burning a homeless man alive. When Marv intervenes, the leader of the frat boys shoots him in the arm, calling him "Bernini Boy," which Marv mishears as "Bernie." They flee; Marv follows, stealing a Police car on the way, which he crashes into their car, leading to his blackout and memory loss. He follows the two surviving frat boys into The Projects, the neighborhood where he grew up. With the assistance of the deadly residents lurking in the shadows, he dispatches the frat boys. He questions the leader about being called "Bernini Boy" and learns that it is the brand of coat he is wearing. After slitting the boy's throat, he considers his coat and realizes he can't remember how he acquired it.
Java Heat
Java Heat (2013)
, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Kellan Lutz, Mickey Rourke, Ario Bayu, Atiqah Hasiholan, Tio Pakusadewo, Rio Dewanto
Roles Malik
Rating52% 2.602452.602452.602452.602452.60245
A suicide bomber detonates himself at a party in Java, Indonesia, and a Javanese Sultan's daughter, Sultana (Atiqah Hasiholan), is believed to be one of the unidentified victims. Jake Travers (Kellan Lutz), an American posing as a graduate student from Cornell University, was at the scene of the blast and is held as a witness by a police detective of Detachment 88, Lieutenant Hashim (Ario Bayu).
Generation Iron, 1h46
Directed by Vlad Yudin
Genres Documentary
Themes Sports films, Documentary films about sports
Actors Mickey Rourke, Michael Jai White, Lou Ferrigno, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Busta Rhymes
Roles Narrator
Rating70% 3.5480953.5480953.5480953.5480953.548095
Generation Iron chronicles seven top bodybuilders as they train to compete in the 2012 Mr. Olympia.
Dead in Tombstone, 1h40
Directed by Roel Reiné
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Horror, Western
Actors Danny Trejo, Anthony Michael Hall, Mickey Rourke, Dina Meyer, Richard Dillane, Emil Hostina
Roles Lucifer
Rating49% 2.4542652.4542652.4542652.4542652.454265
In the Frontier of the Wild West, Red Cavanaugh is to be hanged for his crimes. Calm, he says that every man at the gallows will be dead before sunrise. Moments later, the Blackwater Gang – Darko, Washington, Snake, Baptiste, and Ramos – arrive led by his half-brother Guerrero De La Cruz. After slaughtering everyone and freeing Red, they retreat. The next morning, Red tells them about Edendale, Colorado, where gold ore is being stored in a bank until a mineral dispute can be settled. Guerrero agrees to steal it, so long as they avoid unnecessary deaths. After the seven rob the bank, Red betrays Guerrero, as he had acquired the deed to the mine and desires to take over the town. He shoots Guerrero, and despite Guerrero's orders, Red convinces the rest of the gang to turn on him; they all gun Guerrero to death.
I Am Bruce Lee
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Bruce Lee, Linda Lee Cadwell, Shannon Lee, Dan Inosanto, Diana Lee Inosanto, Gina Carano
Roles Himself
Rating74% 3.7479053.7479053.7479053.7479053.747905
Le réalisateur retrace les grands moments de la carrière de la légende des arts martiaux. Né dans le quartier de Chinatown, à San Francisco, Bruce Lee a grandi à Hong Kong. Acteur, réalisateur et producteur, Bruce Lee a révolutionné le cinéma d'action en imposant un nouveau genre : le cinéma kung-fu. Composé d'extraits de sa filmographie, de témoignages de ses proches, dont sa veuve, Linda Lee Cadwell, d'experts en arts martiaux et de boxeurs, tel Manny Pacquiao, ce documentaire se veut un hommage à la star du kung-fu disparue en 1973.
The Courier, 1h30
Directed by Hany Abu-Assad
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mickey Rourke, Josie Ho, Til Schweiger, Lili Taylor, Miguel Ferrer
Roles Maxwell
Rating45% 2.2556052.2556052.2556052.2556052.255605
"The Courier" lives in a derelict flat where he has adopted a mouse as his pet. When he visits his old friend Stitch at his boxing gym, he is contacted by a stranger who tasks him with delivering a suitcase to a man known as "Evil Sivle". The stranger does not know where Sivle is and explains that the finding of this person is the actual task. It is made unequivocally clear that the courier is at no liberty to refuse this mission and shall expect his own death should he fail. After the client threatens their loved ones, Stitch sends his family into hiding. The courier starts by hacking into the FBI database. When he needs a pilot, Stitch assigns him his adopted daughter, Anna. Although skeptical of her skill, the courier comes to respect her.
Black November, 1h35
Origin Nigeria
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Environmental films, Politique, Political films
Actors Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Sarah Wayne Callies, Vivica A. Fox, Nse Ikpe Etim
Roles Tom Hudson
Rating55% 2.76122.76122.76122.76122.7612
The film opens in a Warri prison in the Niger Delta where a noose is being set up to hang Ebiere (Mbong Amata). It switches to Los Angeles, California; Tom Hudson (Mickey Rourke), CEO of Western Oil is kidnapped on his way to the airport by a movement group tagged "United People's Front for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta People of Nigeria". The kidnap is carried out by Tamuno (Enyinna Nwigwe - the leader of the movement, Timi (Wyclef Jean), Opuwei (Akon), Timi (Razaaq Adoti) and Pere (Robert Peters) after orchestrating an accident near the second street tunnel. Also kidnapped is a reporter, Kristy (Kim Basinger) and her cameraman. Tom Hudson, his wife (Kristin Peterson) and Kristy, together with several others at the accident scene are captured and held hostage within this tunnel which has already been closed off on both sides by the group. Seven hours, no communication is heard from the tunnel - the police, the anti-terrorism unit and the general public have no idea who the "terrorists" are or what they want. Meanwhile in the tunnel, Tamuno tells Tom that they are in Los Angeles to save Ebiere and declares that if Ebiere is eventually hung in Nigeria, then the "truly guilty" ones should go with her. He releases the women and children and instructs Kristy to record what is happening in the tunnel.
Black Gold
Black Gold (2011)
, 1h50
Origin Nigeria
Genres Drama
Themes Environmental films, Political films
Actors Billy Zane, Tom Sizemore, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Vivica A. Fox, Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke
Roles Craig Hudson
Rating54% 2.718162.718162.718162.718162.71816
They hope to tell the story from the perspective of people who have lived through it. The people who have seen their land and rivers polluted by oil, the people that are struggling.
Immortals
Immortals (2011)
, 1h50
Directed by Tarsem Singh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Political films, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, John Hurt, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz
Roles King Hyperion
Rating59% 2.999152.999152.999152.999152.99915
Before the dawn of man or beast, immortals waged war against each other in Heaven. The victors declared themselves gods while the vanquished were renamed the Titans and imprisoned beneath Mount Tartarus. The Epirus Bow, a weapon of immense power, was lost on Earth during the war. In 1228 B.C., the mortal king Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) of Heraklion searches for the bow, intending to use it to release the Titans to get revenge on the gods for failing to save his family. Hyperion captures the virgin oracle Phaedra (Freida Pinto), believing that she can use her visions to find the Epirus Bow's resting place.
The Expendables, 1h43
Directed by Sylvester Stallone
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Stone Cold Steve Austin
Roles Tool
Rating64% 3.2471953.2471953.2471953.2471953.247195
The Expendables, a group of elite mercenaries based in New Orleans, deploy to the Gulf of Aden to save hostages on a vessel from Somali pirates. The team consists of leader Barney Ross, blades specialist Lee Christmas, martial artist Yin Yang, Gunner Jensen, weapons specialist Hale Caesar, and demolitions expert Toll Road. Jensen instigates a firefight, causing casualties for the pirates. He then tries to hang a pirate, but Yang stops him when Ross and the team discourage it. Ross reluctantly discharges him from the team. Later, Christmas is upset to discover his girlfriend, Lacy, has left him for another man.
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2 (2010)
, 2h5
Directed by Jon Favreau
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Robot films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Rockwell
Roles Ivan Vanko
Rating69% 3.4974153.4974153.4974153.4974153.497415
In Russia, the media covers Tony Stark's disclosure of his identity as Iron Man. Ivan Vanko, whose father Anton Vanko has just died, sees this and begins building a miniature arc reactor similar to Stark's. Six months later, Stark is a superstar and uses his Iron Man suit for peaceful means, resisting government pressure to sell his designs. He re-institutes the Stark Expo in Flushing Meadows to continue his father Howard's legacy.