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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....

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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...

2008-10-10 21:00:21

Mickey Rourke's co-star in "The Wrestler" said the Hollywood actor took his role so seriously, he actually slashed his own head for the sake of authenticity. The New York Daily News quoted Wass Stevens as saying Rourke heard that real-life wrestlers sometimes fake injuries by cutting themselves with razor blades, then decided to do likewise for his portrayal of a has-been grappler. "So Mickey taped a blade to his forearm, and when the time was right, sliced his forehead," Stevens told the...

2008-09-24 15:00:35

By Geoffrey Macnab Gender scene Mickey Rourke puts his pecker in the popcorn in Barry Levinson's 'Diner' (1982) Men are beasts. They want only one thing and they'll lie and cheat to get it. Women are sweet-natured, romantic and fiercely protective of their virtue. This, at least, is the theory of the battle between the sexes advanced in countless US teen movies from the 1950s onward. Of course, the generalisations don't really add up. The predatory, leather-clad rebel on the...

2008-09-15 06:00:26

By Susan Wloszczyna TORONTO -- How much does director Darren Aronofsky love Mickey Rourke? Enough to rush off to a festival gift lounge to grab some doggie duds for Loki, the actor's adored Chihuahua-terrier mix. Not that the filmmaker hasn't already given the Hollywood bad boy of the '80s, who devolved into a casualty of fame in the '90s, something better than canine couture. Namely, a comeback role of a lifetime in The Wrestler, one that could easily lead to Rourke's first Oscar...

2008-09-08 15:00:42

Mickey Rourke's new film role as a lonely has-been wrestler took the Venice Film Festival by storm yesterday. Those behind The Wrestler received a standing ovation from some reporters during the US film's press conference, as parallels were drawn with Rourke's own troubled past. Much mention has been made of a lack of a Hollywood presence at this year's festival. But as the event draws to a close excitement mounted as Rourke was tipped to scoop "best actor" awards. Rourke plays Randy...

2008-09-08 12:00:24

By Peter Popham Mickey Rourke's true-to-life portrayal is tipped for an Oscar and raises the game at lacklustre festival They saved the best for last. Darren Aronofskys The Wrestler won the 65th Venice Film Festivals Golden Lion last night. It premiered only one day before, giving what critics agreed was an otherwise lacklustre Venice a powerful sting in the tail. Mickey Rourke, swaggering in oversize shirt and tie, with straggly blond locks draped over his face, went on stage to watch...

2008-09-08 09:00:29

"The Wrestler," a drama directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Mickey Rourke, has won the Golden Lion award for best picture at the Venice film festival. Rourke has starred in the movies "Rumble Fish,""9 1/2 weeks,""Pope of Greenwich Village" and "Barfly." Aronofsky has directed the films "Requiem for a Dream" and "The Fountain." In the new movie, Rourke plays a professional wrestler well past his prime. "I need to thank Mickey Rourke, for opening up his heart and soul for the camera,...

2008-09-07 03:00:15

VETERAN actor Mickey Rourke helped The Wrestler win the Venice Film Festival's top award last night. The Golden Lion went to the movie starring Rourke, 51, as a retired fighter. (c) 2008 Sunday Mail; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


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