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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.
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.
George Clooney will kick off the 2008 Venice Film Festival with his latest effort but after that independent movies will hold sway, officials said.
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