Als Wrestler kehrte Mickey Rourke in den Ring zurück, kämpfte sich zurück ins Hollywoodbusiness und zeigte es all seinen Zweiflern. Mickey Rourkes Karriere als Schauspieler. Seinen Durchbruch in Hollywood hatte Mickey Rourke mit dem Film "American Diner". Zuvor war im Film " - Wo. Mickey Rourke (* September als Philip Andre Rourke jr. in Schenectady, New York) ist ein US-amerikanischer Schauspieler. Von 19bestritt.
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Si dice che abbia avuto contatti sociali con individui legati all'associazione criminale di John Gotti. Mentre l'attore rifiuta ruoli in film di alto livello, recita nel film softcore Orchidea selvaggia.
In questo periodo si esibisce con David Bowie nell'album Never Let Me Down , e scrive la sua prima sceneggiatura per Homeboy , una triste e malinconica storia sul pugilato che lo vede tra i protagonisti.
Il film si rivela un successo al botteghino statunitense. Non riesce tuttavia a raggiungere una caratura sportiva di livello nazionale. Subisce poi numerosi infortuni, come il naso rotto, denti spezzati, costole incrinate, lingua tagliata, e la compressione dello zigomo, tutti fantasmi di una sfortunata carriera giovanile.
Infatti Axl Rose ha concesso la licenza gratuita sull'utilizzo di Sweet Child o' Mine nel film del The Wrestler per la sua amicizia con l'attore.
Durante il discorso di ringraziamento per quest'ultimo premio, Mickey chiama in causa i registi e produttori presenti in sala, rimproverandoli di non aver dato al suo amico Eric Roberts , visibilmente commosso, una seconda chance che, al contrario, lui ha ricevuto.
Roberts e Rourke avevano lavorato insieme ne Il Papa del Greenwich Village e il primo, dopo altre buone apparizioni al cinema, si era lentamente dileguato in film di serie B e in guai con la giustizia.
Da segnalare la sua presenza tra il pubblico a WrestleMania XXV ; al termine del combattimento che vedeva impegnate alcune leggende WWE, Mickey Rourke viene sfidato da Chris Jericho sul ring e dopo pochi secondi Mickey riesce a metterlo al tappeto, festeggiando in seguito con Ric Flair.
Inoltre, dopo l'esperienza come wrestler nel film The Wrestler ha incominciato a fare il wrestler in qualche federazione minore in poche occasioni.
After retiring from boxing in , Rourke returned to acting and had supporting roles in several films, including the drama The Rainmaker , the comedy-drama Buffalo '66 , the thriller-remake of Get Carter , the mystery film The Pledge , the crime-dark-comedy-drama Spun , the action film Once Upon a Time in Mexico and the action thriller Man on Fire , playing the role of a corrupt lawyer.
In , Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role in the neo-noir action thriller Sin City , for which he won awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association , the Irish Film and Television Awards , and the Online Film Critics Society.
In the film The Wrestler , Rourke portrayed a past-his-prime professional wrestler ; for his work in the film, Rourke received a Golden Globe award, a BAFTA award, and an Academy Award nomination.
In , Rourke appeared in the Fox television show The Masked Singer. He donned the costume known as "The Gremlin" and was infamous for revealing himself rather than being voted off by audience members.
Philip Andre Rourke Jr. After his parents divorced, his mother married Eugene Addis, a Miami Beach police officer with five sons, and moved Rourke, his younger brother Joey , and their sister Patricia to South Florida.
During his teenage years, Rourke focused his attention mainly on sports. He took up self-defense training at the Boys Club of Miami.
He continued his boxing training at the famed 5th Street Gym , in Miami Beach, Florida. In , Rourke, then weighing pounds Rodriguez was the number one—rated middleweight boxer in the world and was training for his match with world champion Nino Benvenuti.
Rourke claims to have received a concussion from his sparring match with Rodriguez. At the Florida Golden Gloves , Rourke suffered another concussion in a boxing match.
After being told by doctors to take a year off and rest, Rourke temporarily retired from the ring. From to , Rourke compiled an amateur boxing record of 27 wins including 12 straight knockouts and 3 defeats, which included a first-round knockout win over John Carver and decision victories over Ronnie Carter and Javier Villanueva.
In , as a senior at Miami Beach Senior High School , Rourke had a small acting role in the Jay W. Jensen —directed school play The Serpent.
Soon after he temporarily gave up boxing, a friend at the University of Miami told Rourke about a play he was directing, Deathwatch , and how the man playing the role of Green Eyes had quit.
Rourke got the part and immediately became enamored with acting. Seacat motivated Rourke to find his father, from whom he had been separated for more than twenty years.
During his appearance on Inside the Actors Studio , after the release of The Wrestler , host James Lipton disclosed that Rourke had been selected to the Actors Studio in his first audition, which Elia Kazan is reported to have said was the "best audition in thirty years".
Appearing primarily in television films during the late s, Rourke made his feature film debut with a small role in Steven Spielberg 's He played Ritchie, Dennis Christopher 's bullying and ill-fated co-worker in the slasher film Fade to Black.
However, it was in , with his portrayal of an arsonist in Body Heat , that Rourke first received significant attention, despite his modest time on screen.
The following year, he drew further critical accolades for his portrayal as the suave compulsive gambler "Boogie" Sheftell in Barry Levinson 's Diner , in which Rourke co-starred, alongside Paul Reiser , Daniel Stern , Steve Guttenberg , Tim Daly and Kevin Bacon ; the National Society of Film Critics named him Best Supporting Actor that year.
Soon thereafter, Rourke starred in Rumble Fish , Francis Ford Coppola 's follow-up to The Outsiders. Rourke's performance in the film The Pope of Greenwich Village alongside Daryl Hannah and Eric Roberts also caught the attention of critics, although the film was not financially successful.
In the mids, Rourke earned himself additional leading roles. In , Rourke appeared in Angel Heart. The film was nominated for several awards.
It was seen as controversial by some, owing to a sex scene involving Cosby Show cast member Lisa Bonet , who won an award for her part in the film.
Director Adrian Lyne said that had Rourke died after the release of Angel Heart , he would have become a bigger phenomenon than James Dean.
In the late s, Rourke performed with David Bowie on the Never Let Me Down album. Around the same time he also wrote his first screenplay, Homeboy , a boxing tale in which he starred.
In Rourke starred in the docudrama Francesco , portraying St. Francis of Assisi. This was followed by Wild Orchid , another critically panned film, which gained him a nomination for a Razzie award also for Desperate Hours.
In he starred in the box office bomb Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man as Harley Davidson, a biker whose best friend, Marlboro, was played by Don Johnson.
In his last role before departing for the boxing ring, Rourke played an arms dealer chased by Willem Dafoe and Samuel L. Jackson in White Sands , a film noir that reviewers found stylish but incoherent.
Rourke's acting career eventually became overshadowed by his personal life and career decisions. Directors such as Alan Parker found it difficult to work with him.
Parker stated that "working with Mickey is a nightmare. He is very dangerous on the set because you never know what he is going to do.
In , Rourke decided that he "had to go back to boxing" because he felt that he "was self-destructing He fought internationally in countries including Spain, Japan, and Germany.
He also suffered from short-term memory loss. His trainer during most of his boxing career was Hells Angels member, actor, and celebrity bodyguard Chuck Zito.
Indeed, Rourke himself admits that entering the ring was a sort of personal test: "[I] just wanted to give it a shot, test myself that way physically, while I still had time.
His face was later called "appallingly disfigured". On November 28, , Rourke briefly returned to the boxing ring and fought year-old Elliot Seymour in Moscow , Russia.
Talks of him being involved in four more matches were released by Rourke himself after the match. He won the exhibition fight in the second round by TKO.
The fight is not counted in his professional record since it was an exhibition match. The opponent later stated that he threw the fight, having been promised payment to take a dive in the second round.
In the early s, Rourke was offered and declined the role of Butch Coolidge , which later became Bruce Willis 's role in Pulp Fiction.
Rourke also has written several films under the name Sir Eddie Cook, including Bullet , in which he co-starred with Tupac Shakur.
While Rourke was also selected for a significant role in Terrence Malick 's The Thin Red Line , his part ended up on the cutting room floor.
Rourke also played a small part in the film Thursday , in which he plays a crooked cop. He also had a lead role in 's Double Team , which co-starred martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme and former NBA player Dennis Rodman.
It was Rourke's first over-the-top action film role, in which he played the lead villain. He ended the s with the direct-to-video films Out in Fifty , Shades and television film Shergar , about the kidnapping of Epsom Derby-winning thoroughbred racehorse Shergar.
Rourke has expressed his bitterness over that period of his career, stating that he came to consider himself a "has-been" and lived for a time in "a state of shame".
In , Rourke appeared as the villain in Enrique Iglesias 's music video for " Hero ", which also featured Jennifer Love Hewitt.
His first collaborations with directors Robert Rodriguez and Tony Scott , in Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Man on Fire , respectively, were in smaller roles.
Nonetheless, these directors subsequently decided to cast Rourke in lead roles in their next films. In , Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role as Marv in Robert Rodriguez 's adaptation of Frank Miller 's Sin City.
Rourke received awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association , the IFTA, and the Online Film Critics Society, as well as Man of the Year from Total Film magazine that year.
Rourke followed Sin City with a supporting role in Tony Scott 's Domino alongside Keira Knightley , in which he played a bounty hunter. Rourke played the role of "The Blackbird" in an adaptation of Elmore Leonard 's Killshot , and appeared as Darrius Sayle in the adaptation of the Alex Rider novel Stormbreaker.
In addition, in , Rourke provided the voice for "Jericho" in the third installment of the Driver video game series. Rourke also appeared in a page story by photographer Bryan Adams for Berlin's Zoo Magazine.
Despite having withdrawn from acting at various points, and having made films that he now sees as a creative "sellout" the action film Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man , Rourke has stated that "all that I have been through Rourke's renewed interest in pursuing acting can be seen in his statement that "my best work is still ahead of me".
Rourke had a role in the film version of The Informers , playing Peter, an amoral former studio security guard who plots to kidnap a small child.
In , Rourke played the lead in Darren Aronofsky 's The Wrestler , winner of the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival , about washed-up professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson.
And, so Darren let me rewrite all my part and he put the periods in and crossed the T's. So once we made that change I was okay with it. He also spoke on personal concern and hesitance of being in a film about wrestling, for he perceived it as being "pre-arranged and pre-choreographed ".
As he trained for the film, he developed an appreciation and respect for what real-life pro wrestlers do to prepare for the ring:.
I kept getting hurt. I think I had three MRIs in two months because I wasn't landing right. These guys take several years to learn how to land and I think after I started getting hurt doing it, I started to realize these guys are really suffering and I kind of gained a respect for their sport.
September   [A 1] als Philip Andre Rourke jr. Von bis bestritt er acht Kämpfe als Profiboxer. Seine Familie ist irischer Abstammung, sein Vater Philip war aus Cork eingewandert.
Mickey Rourke ist das älteste von drei Kindern seines leiblichen Vaters, er hat eine Schwester Patty und einen Bruder Joey. Letzterer starb nach langer Krebserkrankung, die bereits in der Kindheit bestanden hatte, im Alter von 50 Jahren.
Der Vater betrieb eine Bar, war Hausmeister in einem Golfclub, Gewichtheber und starker Trinker. Die Familienatmosphäre war gewaltbelastet.
Nach der Scheidung der Eltern — Rourke war sieben Jahre alt — zog seine Mutter mit den Kindern nach Miami, Florida. Ein Jahr später heiratete sie einen Polizeibeamten, der fünf Söhne mit in die neue Familie brachte.
Auch diese Familienatmosphäre war vonseiten des Stiefvaters und der Stiefbrüder gewaltbelastet. Rourkes Mutter betrieb in Liberty City, einem sozial problematischen Vorort von Miami, einen Waschsalon.
Als Rourke 15 Jahre alt war, zog die Familie nach Miami Beach. Dort schloss er seine Schulzeit an der Miami Beach Senior High School ab.
Herausragend waren seine Leistungen im Sport, vor allem Baseball und Boxen. Er trainierte an der Boxschule Fifth Street Gym , die vormals auch Muhammad Ali besucht hatte.
Rourke wohnte nach dem Schulabschluss in einem Motel und bestritt seinen Lebensunterhalt durch Aushilfsarbeiten als Platzanweiser , Bau- und Lagerarbeiter.
The Masked Singer. True Crime: New York City. Rogue Warrior. Boston Society of Film Critics Award. Best Supporting Actor. National Society of Film Critics.
Independent Spirit Awards. Best Actor. Razzie Award. Worst Actor. Chicago Film Critics Association.
Irish Film and Television Awards. Online Film Critics Society. Washington D. Area Film Critics Association. Critics' Choice Award.
Golden Orange Award. Area Film Critics. San Francisco Film Critics. Broadcast Film Critics. San Diego Film Critics Society.
Toronto Film Critics Association. Florida Film Critics Circle. Detroit Film Critics Society.