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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,...

2009-02-06 08:20:00

U.S. director-producer Darren Aronofsky said this week he understands why Welsh-born actor Christian Bale lost his temper on a film set last summer. A recording of Bale's 4-minute-long, expletive-ridden rant against Shane Hurlbut, the director of photography of Terminator: Salvation, hit the Internet Monday. Bale apparently became furious when Hurlbut distracted him while he was shooting an intense scene. Speaking at Wednesday night's London Film Critics' Circle Awards, Aronofsky, who has...

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....

2009-01-27 18:09:13

Rock 'n' roll icon Bruce Springsteen says on his Web site that he plans to begin his latest U.S. and European concert tour with The E Street Band in April. Springsteen recently performed at U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities and is set to sing at Super Bowl XLIII Sunday. His recently released 24th album, Working on a Dream, is also earning favorable reviews. The recording artist said he and the band will kick off their tour April 1 at California's HP Pavilion at San Jose....

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....

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...

2008-12-23 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...

2008-12-13 13:23:13

The upcoming U.S. movie The Wrestler contains questionable material about Iran through its use of a character dubbed the Ayatollah, Iranian media say. Media sources in Iran have criticized the newest movie from director Darren Aronofsky for featuring the Ayatollah wrestling character and the Iranian flag, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. In the film, the Ayatollah uses an Iranian flag to attack the movie's protagonist, Randy 'the Ram' Robinson, in a wrestling match. Robinson, played by...

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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