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Neil Patrick Harris to host the 2015 Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22

Neil Patrick Harris to host the 2015 Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) --Tony Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris is to host the Oscars ceremony honoring excellence in cinema in Los Angeles Feb. 22.
Karen Butler
Mickey Rourke vital to 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,' says Frank Miller

Mickey Rourke vital to 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,' says Frank Miller

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) --"Sin City" creator Frank Miller and director Robert Rodriguez say it's "hard to imagine" the film series without Mickey Rourke as tough guy Marv.
Annie Martin
Steven Tyler releases song from 'Sin City' soundtrack

Steven Tyler releases song from 'Sin City' soundtrack

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler took to Twitter Tuesday to unveil a new song he recorded for the "Sin City" soundtrack.
Veronica Linares
'Sin City 2' red band trailer features cameo by Lady Gaga

'Sin City 2' red band trailer features cameo by Lady Gaga

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) --The "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" red band trailer features plenty of blood and mayhem, and a cameo by Lady Gaga as diner waitress Bertha.
Annie Martin
'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' releases new trailer

'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' releases new trailer

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) --"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" released a second trailer Wednesday that introduces new characters Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Ava Lord (Eva Green).
Annie Martin

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
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Mickey Rourke praised by 'Generation Iron' director

Mickey Rourke praised by 'Generation Iron' director

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Director Vlad Yudin says it "made perfect sense" to hire Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke to narrate his bodybuilding documentary "Generation Iron."
Harrison Ford replaces Bruce Willis in 'Expendables 3'

Harrison Ford replaces Bruce Willis in 'Expendables 3'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone said via Twitter Bruce Willis will be replaced by fellow Hollywood icon Harrison Ford in "Expendables 3," which starts filming this month.
Jessica Alba wore double corset to reclaim shape post-pregnancy

Jessica Alba wore double corset to reclaim shape post-pregnancy

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress-model Jessica Alba says she wore two girdles to return to her slender toned body following both of her pregnancies.
'Sin City' sequel in the works

'Sin City' sequel in the works

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are collaborating with writer William Monahan on a sequel to their hit film "Sin City," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Stars line up for Spike Scream awards show

Stars line up for Spike Scream awards show

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Kristen Stewart, Megan Fox, Alexander Skarsgard, Mickey Rourke and Marilyn Manson are to appear at the Scream 2010 awards, Spike TV said.
Volcanic ash prompts 'Iron' premiere move

Volcanic ash prompts 'Iron' premiere move

LONDON, April 20 (UPI) -- The world premiere of "Iron Man 2" has been moved from London to Los Angeles due to the volcanic ash cloud making it difficult to fly into or out of Europe.
Lucas, Hurt join 'Immortals' cast

Lucas, Hurt join 'Immortals' cast

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 6 (UPI) -- Isabel Lucas and John Hurt have joined the cast of "Immortals," the Greek mythology movie previously known as "War of the Gods," Relativity Media said.
Letterman airs 'curling' Top 10 list

Letterman airs 'curling' Top 10 list

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Wednesday's edition of the U.S. chat show "Late Show with David Letterman" featured an Olympic-themed Top 10 list.
Huffman, Jackson to be Globes presenters

Huffman, Jackson to be Globes presenters

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Felicity Huffman, Samuel L. Jackson and Helen Mirren are to be presenters at Sunday's 67th annual Golden Globe Awards show in Los Angeles, organizers said.
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Cast member Mickey Rourke and Anastasia Makarenko attend the premiere of the motion picture thriller "The Expendables" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on August 3, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke, Jr. (born September 16, 1952) is an American actor, screenwriter and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in action, drama, and thriller films.

During the 1980s, Rourke starred in Diner, Rumble Fish, and the erotic drama 9½ Weeks, and received critical praise for his work in Barfly and Angel Heart. In 1991, Rourke, who had trained as a boxer in his early years, left acting and became a professional boxer for a period. He had supporting roles in several later films, including The Rainmaker, Buffalo '66, The Pledge, Get Carter, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Man on Fire.

In 2005, Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role in 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 garnered a 2009 Golden Globe award, a BAFTA award, and a nomination for an Academy Award.

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