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2009-01-23 18:41:38

Hollywood actor and freshly minted Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. admits he sometimes checks the Internet to see what people are saying about him. Downey, who starred in last year's blockbusters Iron Man and Tropic Thunder, made the revelation during an awards season round table set up by Newsweek and including Downey's fellow Oscar nominees Mickey Rourke, Anne Hathaway, Brad Pitt and Frank Langella, E! News reported. Asked if they ever Google themselves, Pitt reportedly said: Dear God. No....

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2009-01-15 10:36:05

U.S. actor Mickey Rourke appears with his Chihuahua, Jaws, in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' new spay and neuter ad campaign. Have the cojones to fix your dog, Rourke, pictured holding Jaws in his arms, says in the print ad. When dogs get knocked up, puppies get put down because there aren't enough homes for them. I became a little more aware of how many dogs are abandoned or put to sleep each week -- it's staggering, People.com quoted The Wrestler star as saying in a video...

2009-01-12 01:57:00

Los Angeles Confidential Magazine Cover Star Mickey Rourke Tells The Mag: "I'm Just Grateful For A Second Chance" LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Golden Globe award winner for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama, Mickey Rourke, will celebrate his win with longtime friend, Niche Media's Jason Binn at a Los Angeles Confidential Magazine celebration, Monday, January 12, 2009. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090112/NY57677 ) Rourke, who graces the cover of Los Angeles...

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2009-01-08 07:55:41

U.S. actor Mickey Rourke, who earned numerous awards and nominations for his work in The Wrestler, is in talks to play a villain in Iron Man 2. Variety.com said Rourke is up for the role of the Russian arms dealer, the Crimson Dynamo, in IM2. Director Jon Favreau reportedly plans to begin shooting the sequel to the 2008 Marvel Entertainment blockbuster this spring. Paramount Pictures, which will distribute the movie, has scheduled it for release in the summer of 2010. Robert Downey Jr. plays...

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2008-12-23 19:04:23

U.S. actress Marisa Tomei says it took her a little while to decide she wanted the role in The Wrestler that director Darren Aronofsky offered her. In the film, Tomei portrays an aging stripper and the love interest of the title character played by Mickey Rourke. Asked if she found the role irresistible, Tomei told United Press International in New York recently: "Irresistible? Hardly! I was like, 'I've got to be nuts!' she added with a laugh. No. I really thought long and hard and was kind...

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2008-12-12 14:57:48

U.S. actor and Golden Globe nominee Mickey Rourke says his participation in a sequel to the 2005 film Sin City is up in the air. I'm not interested in that right now. No. That's not a reality right now, Rourke -- who is earning rave reviews for his work in The Wrestler -- told reporters in New York this week when asked if he would reprise his role of Marv in a Sin City sequel. It's pissing in the wind. There's different factors, going different directions there. I don't know. That's three...

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2008-12-10 14:13:00

U.S. actor Mickey Rourke says Bruce Springsteen penned a song for The Wrestler after Rourke wrote him a letter telling him how proud he was of the film. Directed and produced by Darren Aronofsky, the big-screen drama co-stars Evan Rachel Wood and Marisa Tomei. The only reason I wrote Bruce Springsteen a letter was because after about six days, I knew something magical was happening on the movie, Rourke told reporters in New York this week. Darren sort of brought me back to just really wanting...

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2008-12-09 17:16:08

U.S. actor Mickey Rourke says he found it difficult to leave behind the character he plays in The Wrestler once the cameras stopped rolling. I don't stay in character all the time; I'm not one of those, Rourke told reporters in New York this week. But there are certain parts of it, you lose pieces of yourself with each role you do, some people (do) anyway, and this one took a big chunk out of me. Asked how he's handling all the attention and awards-season buzz his performance is generating,...

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2008-12-08 13:31:22

U.S. actor Mickey Rourke says he briefly hesitated to star in The Wrestler because he didn't like the script and wasn't a fan of pro wrestling. Rourke, who has worked on-screen only occasionally in recent years, has been garnering rave reviews for his portrayal of a has-been wrestler in Darren Aronofsky's latest big-screen drama. Asked what he thought of Robert Siegel's Wrestler screenplay when he first read it, Rourke told UPI in New York Sunday: I didn't really care for the script, but I...

2008-12-08 08:00:00

Heath Ledger Posthumously Named Best Supporting Actor Mickey Rourke Honored as Best Actor Meryl Streep Wins Best Actress WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) today announced its selection of the surprise indie hit Slumdog Millionaire as Best Film of 2008. In total, the Fox Searchlight film won four awards including Best Director for Danny Boyle, Best Breakthrough Performance for Dev Patel and Best Adapted Screenplay for...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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