Latest Mickey Rourke Stories

2009-02-19 13:10:23

An actor who had a small role as a steroids dealer in The Wrestler has been arrested for allegedly selling steroids, the New York Post said Thursday. Scott Siegel was arrested in Eastchester, N.Y., Wednesday night after he allegedly crashed his Cadillac Escalade into law-enforcement vehicles and led police on a car-and-foot chase, the Post said. After he was caught, Siegel was charged with distributing steroids and assaulting a federal officer. Art imitates life, Erin Mulvey of the Drug...

2009-02-18 08:49:08

Mickey Rourke's publicist has confirmed the Hollywood actor's beloved 18-year-old Chihauhau, Loki, died this week. Rourke, who has been enjoying a career comeback and Oscar nomination thanks to his lead role in The Wrestler, famously thanked his dogs for standing by him in darker days in his Golden Globe acceptance speech last month. I'd like to thank all my dogs, the ones who are here and the ones who aren't here anymore, Rourke said. Sometimes, when a man is alone, that's all you got is...

2009-02-14 15:44:23

U.S. actor Mickey Rourke may be romantically tied to singer Courtney Love as both celebrities were at a recent London event, British sources claim. The Los Angeles Times reported Friday multiple British newspapers claimed Rourke and Love were romantically tied after the actor and rock singer appeared at the recent Elle Style Awards. Rourke was honored at the event for his role in The Wrestler, while Love received a Woman of the Year award. The unsubstantiated romance rumors involving Rourke...

2009-02-12 10:48:21

Mickey Rourke, the Oscar-nominated star of The Wrestler, has taped a two-part interview for the program Inside Mixed Martial Arts, HDTV said. The first part of the chat with Rourke, a real-life former boxer, is to air Friday and the second Feb. 20. Inside MMA co-host Bas Rutten conducts the interview and the two talk about Rourke's love of Mixed Martial Arts and the vast differences between boxing and MMA, HDTV said. In the interview's second segment, Rourke tells Rutten about making the...

2009-02-11 16:41:00

Resurgent star of 'The Wrestler' sits down with INSIDE MMA's Bas Rutten for a two-part interview on HDNet - Friday, February 13 and Friday, February 20 DALLAS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- This Friday, HDNet's INSIDE MMA will air the first of a two-part interview with Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner for Best Actor, Mickey Rourke. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080324/HDNETLOGO) INSIDE MMA co-host Bas Rutten conducts the interview with Rourke and the mutual respect...

2009-02-09 20:23:14

The F-bombs in Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke's BAFTA acceptance speech were bleeped out when the U.K. awards show aired on BBC America. Rourke won the leading actor prize at the British Orange Academy Film Awards ceremony in London Sunday night for his portrayal of an aging pro wrestling icon desperate to recapture his glory days in the big-screen drama, The Wrestler. It's a pretty statue, Rourke said upon collecting his BAFTA mask, which he dedicated to his late friend, actor Richard Harris....

2009-02-07 12:57:28

U.S. actor Mickey Rourke will follow up his highly lauded performance in The Wrestler by playing a hit man in the movie St. Vincent, industry sources say. The Hollywood Reporter said Friday the 56-year-old actor, whose career was rejuvenated with The Wrestler, has signed on to play a professional killer in director Walter Hill's newest project. Rourke and Hill previously collaborated in the 1989 movie Johnny Handsome. In the new Occupant Films and Secret Handshake Entertainment project,...

2009-01-29 21:12:39

Mickey Rourke and Evan Rachel Wood -- who play father and daughter in the U.S. film The Wrestler -- insist they are not romantically involved in real life. Rumors have swirled for months that the pair are dating, but the talk became rampant after the two were reportedly seen spending time together after Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony, where Rourke was nominated for best leading male actor in a feature film. However, Rourke's publicist told Usmagazine.com: There is absolutely no...

2009-01-29 15:45:37

Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke has decided not to make a planned appearance at Wrestlemania in Houston, his publicist said. The 56-year-old actor, who won a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for his work in the movie The Wrestler, told reporters he was going to take part in Wrestlemania in April. Although he did not specifically say he would be getting in the ring, Rourke did tell WWE star Chris Jericho during his announcement, You better get in shape because I'm coming after your ass....

2009-01-26 09:18:20

Mickey Rourke, who earned a Golden Globe and an Oscar nod for his work in The Wrestler, says he will participate in Wrestlemania 25 in Houston this spring. The boys from the WWE called me and asked me to do it, Rourke told Access Hollywood on the red carpet for the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night. I said, 'I want to.' I'm talking with (WWE icon) Rowdy Roddy Piper about it. In The Wrestler, the 56-year-old actor portrays a washed-up pro grappler who can't let go of his glory days....

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.