This has been a very long road back for me'Slumdog' wins best drama film Globe Jan 11, 2009
I'm not interested in that right now. No. That's not a reality right nowRourke not interested in 'Sin City' sequel Dec 12, 2008
The only reason I wrote Bruce Springsteen a letter was because after about six days, I knew something magical was happening on the movieSpringsteen wrote song for Rourke comeback Dec 10, 2008
I don't stay in character all the time; I'm not one of thoseRourke: 'Wrestler' character hard to shake Dec 09, 2008
They haven't booked a venue or made any solid plans. He just knows he wants to do it in April, and he's been asking what is involved in a traditional Russian wedding ceremonyReport: Rourke to marry Russian model Dec 08, 2009
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.