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Encyclopedia > Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
Born Philip Andre Rourke, Jr.
September 16, 1952 (1952-09-16) (age 55)
Schenectady, New York
Years active 1979 - present
Spouse(s) Debra Feuer (1981-1989)
Carré Otis (1992-1998)

Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke, Jr. (born September 16, 1952[1] in Schenectady, New York) is an American actor who has primarily appeared in drama, action, and thriller films. Trained as a boxer in his early years, Rourke had a short stint as a pro fighter in the 1990s. Although his acting career has been uneven, he has carved out a niche over the last decades in gritty, marginalized anti-hero roles. Mickey Rourke not only privided the voice for Jericho, but probably also served as the main villian (Jericho) for the DRIV3R game. But the only differentes between Mickey Rourke and the fictional character "Jericho" is that Jericho's hairline is thining and Mickey Rourke's hairline isn't. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Schenectady (IPA ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Supporting Actor (in a film): ... Sin City is a 2005 film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Schenectady (IPA ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ...

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Biography

Early life

Rourke was born in Schenectady, New York, the son of Ann and Philip Andre Rourke, Sr., who was an amateur body builder.[2][3][4] His family was Catholic and of Irish and French descent.[5][6] After his parents divorced, he moved with his mother to Florida, where he attended Miami Beach Senior High School.[7] Rourke played second-string first baseman on the school's baseball team under coach Skip Bertman. His acting career during his high school days is something of a mystery. There are some reports that Rourke took drama classes with the legendary "Teacher To The Stars", Jay W. Jensen, even appearing in at least one stage-play. However, the "P. Rourke" listed in that play's credits could have been his sister, Patricia Rourke, who also attended Miami Beach Senior High School. Skip Bertman is a legendary coach in LSU baseball history. ...


Rourke's teenage years were more aimed toward sports than acting. Raised in the tough inner city, Rourke took up self-defense training at the Boys Club of Miami. It was there he learned boxing skills and decided on an amateur career. At the age of 12, Rourke won his first boxing match as a 118 pound bantamweight. Some of his early matches were fought as Andre Rourke.


He continued his boxing training at the famed 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach, Florida; joining the Police Athletic League boxing program. In 1969, Rourke, now weighing 140lbs., sparred with former World Welterweight Champion Luis Rodriguez. 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 in this sparring match. Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida. ... Luis Rodriguez is a human character of Sesame Street. ... Giovanni Benvenuti (born April 26, 1938), better known as Nino Benvenuti, is an Italian former boxer who is considered by many, including noted boxing writer Brian Doogan, to be the greatest boxer ever from Italy. ...


In 1971, at the Florida Golden Gloves, he received 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 1968 to 1971, he compiled an amateur record of 20-6, with 17 knockouts. He was disqualified 4 times, and lost 2 decisions. At one point, he reportedly scored 12 consecutive first-round knockouts. Golden Gloves The Golden Gloves is the name given to annual competitions for amateur boxing in the United States. ...


Early acting roles

Rourke's film debut was a small role in Steven Spielberg's film 1941. Though it was not his first role, his portrayal of an arsonist in Body Heat garnered significant attention despite his modest time onscreen. During the early 1980s, Rourke starred in the cult classic Diner, which also starred Paul Reiser, Daniel Stern, Steve Guttenberg, Tim Daly and Kevin Bacon. Soon after, Rourke starred in Francis Ford Coppola's follow-up to The Outsiders in the coming-of-age tale, Rumble Fish. Playing the enigmatic older brother of Matt Dillon's character, he was praised as a standout in a film that also featured such talents as Dennis Hopper, Vincent Spano, Diane Lane, Nicolas Cage, Chris Penn, Larry Fishburne and Tom Waits. Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... 1941 is Steven Spielbergs fourth theatrical film, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. ... Body Heat is a 1981 neo-noir film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Diner (1982) is a film written and directed by Barry Levinson which along with Avalon, Tin Men, and Liberty Heights constitutes his series of Baltimore films. ... Paul Reiser (born March 30, 1957) is an American actor, author and stand-up comedian, best known for his role in Mad About You. ... Daniel Stern is: The pen name of Marie dAgoult Daniel Stern (actor) - an actor, who appeared in Home Alone and City Slickers Daniel Stern (psychologist) a psychologist who specializes in infant development A writer, who has written numerous novels and short story collections and is Cullen Distinguished Professor of... Steven Robert Guttenberg (born August 24, 1958) is an American film and television actor. ... Timothy Daly (born March 1, 1956, in New York) is an American screen and voice actor and producer. ... Kevin Norwood Bacon[1] (born July 8, 1958) is an American film and theater actor who has starred in Footloose, Animal House, Stir of Echoes, Wild Things, JFK, and Apollo 13, among many others. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... The Outsiders is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton, and was made in 1983 by Francis Ford Coppola. ... Rumble Fish is a 1983 film directed, produced and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by S.E. Hinton (ISBN 0-440-97534-4) who co-wrote the screenplay as well. ... Matthew Raymond Matt Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Dennis Lee Hopper (born May 17, 1936) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and film-maker. ... Vincent Spano (born October 18, 1962) is an American actor. ... Diane Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and an exemplar of method acting. ... Christopher Shannon Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American film actor. ... Laurence Fishburne (born July 30, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia, USA) is a notable United States movie actor. ... Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ...


Rourke's performance in the film The Pope of Greenwich Village alongside Daryl Hannah and Eric Roberts caught the attention of critics. While the film was a box office flop during its initial release, it has become somewhat of a minor cult hit. Actor Johnny Depp calls it "perfect cinema" and HBO's Entourage has praised it. Rourke has said the film is his favorite movie, and both Hannah and Roberts have cited it as a highlight of their careers. The Pope of Greenwich Village is a 1984 American film starring Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page, Kenneth McMillan and Burt Young. ... Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American film actress. ... Eric Anthony Roberts (born on April 18, 1956, in Biloxi, Mississippi) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actor. ... John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his frequent portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the titular character of Tim Burtons Edward Scissorhands. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Entourage is an Emmy Award-winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a young A-list movie star — and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California. ...


In the mid-1980s, Rourke earned himself additional leading roles. His role alongside Kim Basinger in the controversial yet panned, sexually-themed box-office hit 9½ Weeks helped him gain "sex symbol" status. He received critical praise for his work in Barfly as the alcoholic writer Henry Chinaski, and in the Oliver Stone-penned Year of the Dragon. In 1987, Rourke appeared in the movie Angel Heart. The film was directed by Alan Parker and nominated for several awards. It was seen as controversial by some due to a sex scene involving Cosby Show cast member Lisa Bonet, who won an award for her part in the film [8]. Although some of Rourke's work was viewed as controversial in the US, he was well-received by European, and especially French, audiences who loved the "rumpled, slightly dirty, sordid...rebel persona"[9] that he projected in Year of the Dragon, 9 1/2 Weeks, Angel Heart, and Desperate Hours. Kimila Ann Basinger (born December 8, 1953) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ... ‎ 9½ Weeks is a 1986 erotic drama film, starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger. ... Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic and famous female sex symbols of all time. ... Barfly is a 1987 feature film. ... Henry Hank Chinaski is the protagonist of five novels by Charles Bukowski, as well as many short stories and poems. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known simply as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and screenwriter. ... Year of the Dragon is a 1985 film directed by Michael Cimino, starring Mickey Rourke and John Lone. ... Angel Heart is a 1987 movie that stars Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet and Robert De Niro. ... Alan Parker on the set of Pink Floyd The Wall Sir Alan Parker (born February 14, 1944) is a British film director, producer, writer, and actor. ... Photo of the entire cast of The Cosby Show. ... Lisa Michelle Boney (born November 16, 1967), known professionally as Lisa Bonet (IPA: ), is an American actress. ...


In the late 1980s, Rourke performed with musician David Bowie on the Never Let Me Down album. Around this same time, he also wrote his first screenplay, Homeboy, a boxing tale in which he starred. In 1991 Rourke starred in the box office bomb Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man as Harley Davidson, a biker whose best friend, Marlboro, is played by Miami Vice star Don Johnson. Rourke's acting career eventually became overshadowed by his personal life and seemingly eccentric career decisions. Directors such as Alan Parker found it difficult to work with Rourke. 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".[9] He is alleged to have turned down a number of high-profile acting roles. While Rourke turned down major film roles, he did perform in the soft-core adult-themed film Wild Orchid, which may have had an impact on his reputation as an actor. David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Never Let Me Down is an album by David Bowie, released April 1987. ... Homeboy is a 1988 drama film, directed by Michael Seresin. ... Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man is a 1991 action film,starring Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Tom Sizemore, Chelsea Field, Branscombe Richmond, Daniel Baldwin, Tia Carrere, Giancarlo Esposito, and the late Big John Studd. ... For the 2006 movie, see Miami Vice (film). ... Donald Wayne Don Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor well known for his fame in film and television. ... Alan Parker on the set of Pink Floyd The Wall Sir Alan Parker (born February 14, 1944) is a British film director, producer, writer, and actor. ... Pornography (from Greek πορνογραφια pornographia — literally writing about or drawings of harlots) is the representation of the human body or human sexual behaviour with the goal of sexual arousal, similar to, but (according to some) distinct from, erotica. ... Wild Orchid is the title of a 1990 erotic film starring Mickey Rourke, Carré Otis, Jacqueline Bisset, Bruce Greenwood, and Assumpta Serna. ...


From actor to boxer

In 1991, Rourke decided that he "…had to go back to boxing," because he felt that he "…was self-destructing…[and] had no respect for myself being an actor." When Rourke became a professional boxer, he won all of his fights against minor opponents (and had one fight come to a draw). However, he never achieved national prominence, and he received a number of injuries, including a broken nose, toe, ribs, a split tongue, and a compressed cheekbone. His trainer during his boxing career was Hells Angels member Chuck Zito. This article is about the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Boxing promoters stated that Rourke was too old to do well against top-level fighters. 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 (interview in The Gate with Christopher Heard). In 1995, Rourke retired from boxing and returned to acting. The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ...


1990s: return to acting

In the early 1990s, Quentin Tarantino offered Rourke the part of Butch Coolidge in Pulp Fiction. Rourke declined, and the role eventually was offered to Matt Dillon and Sylvester Stallone, before Bruce Willis invested in the film and was given the part. After his retirement from boxing, Rourke did accept supporting roles in several 1990s films, including John Grisham's The Rainmaker, Vincent Gallo's Buffalo '66, Steve Buscemi's Animal Factory and Sylvester Stallone's remake of Get Carter. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award- and Palme dOr-winning American film director, screenwriter and actor. ... Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film by director Quentin Tarantino, who cowrote the film with Roger Avary. ... Matthew Raymond Matt Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Sylvester Stallone (born Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone on July 6, 1946) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is a Golden Globe- and double Emmy-winning German-born American actor and singer. ... Grisham redirects here. ... The Rainmaker is also a 1995 novel by John Grisham that was made into a 1997 motion picture starring Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes and Jon Voight. ... Vincent Gallo (born in Buffalo, New York on April 11, 1961[1] is an American movie actor and director starring in a number of independent movies. ... Promotional poster for Buffalo ’66 Buffalo ’66 is a 1998 film, and is writer/director Vincent Gallos semi-autobiographical full-length motion picture debut. ... Steven Vincent Buscemi (born December 13, 1957) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American actor and film director. ... Animal Factory is a film about prison life directed by actor Steve Buscemi. ... Sylvester Stallone (born Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone on July 6, 1946) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... Get Carter is a 2000 remake of the classic 1971 Michael Caine crime thriller, this time with Sylvester Stallone in the role of Jack Carter, and directed by Stephen Kay. ...


While Rourke was also selected for a significant role in Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line, Rourke's part ended up on the editing 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 1997's Double Team, which co-starred martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme. It was Rourke's first over-top action film role, in which he played the lead villain. On the same year, he filmed Another 9 1/2 Weeks, a sequel to 9 1/2 Weeks, which only received limited distribution. Terrence Terry Malick (born November 30, 1943, in Ottawa, Illinois) is an American film director. ... The Thin Red Line is an Academy Award nominated 1998 film which tells the story of United States forces during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. It marked director Terrence Malicks return to filmmaking after a twenty year absence. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Thursday is a 1998 American movie written and directed by Skip Woods. ... Double Team is a 1997 action movie starring Jean Claude Van Damme and Dennis Rodman. ... Van Damme redirects here. ...


2000s

In 2000, Rourke took the role of The Cook in Jonas Åkerlund's Spun, teaming up with Eric Roberts. In 2001, he 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, were for smaller roles. Nonetheless, these directors subsequently decided to cast Rourke in lead roles in their next films. Jonas Ã…kerlund (born November 16, 1966 in Bromma) is a Swedish film director, most known for making music videos. ... For the Florida rock band, see SPÃœN. Spun is a 2002 independent movie directed by Jonas Ã…kerlund and written by Creighton Vero and Will de los Santos. ... Eric Anthony Roberts (born on April 18, 1956, in Biloxi, Mississippi) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actor. ... This article is about the singer/songwriter. ... Hero is a single released by Enrique Iglesias from his second English album Escape. ... Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. ... For the American composer born 1946, see Robert Xavier Rodriguez. ... Anthony D. L. Tony Scott (born July 21, 1944) is a British film director. ... Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) is an action film by Robert Rodriguez, the capper to the El Mariachi trilogy, which includes El Mariachi and Desperado. ... This article is about the 2004 film. ...


In 2005, Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role (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. For the American composer born 1946, see Robert Xavier Rodriguez. ... This article is about Frank Miller, the comic book writer and artist. ... Sin City is a 2005 film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... The Chicago Film Critics Association is an American film critic association. ... Total Film, published by Future Publishing, is the United Kingdoms second best-selling film magazine, after the longer-established Empire from Emap. ... Anthony D. L. Tony Scott (born July 21, 1944) is a British film director. ... Domino is a 2005 Action film inspired by the story of Domino Harvey, the English daughter of stage and screen actor Laurence Harvey, who became a bounty hunter working in Los Angeles. ... Keira Christina Knightley (pronounced ;[1] born 26 March 1985) is a Golden Globe-, BAFTA- and Academy Award-nominated English[2] film and television actress. ...


Rourke played the role of The Blackbird in an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Killshot, the role of "Darrius Sayle" in an adaptation of the Alex Rider novel Stormbreaker. He will also appear alongside Ray Liotta in John McNaughton's The Night Job, as well as reprising the role of "Marv" in the Dame to Kill For segment of Sin City 2. Elmore John Leonard Jr. ... Killshot, the 1989 novel by author Elmore Leonard, tells the story of a married couple who find themselves in Cape Girardeau, Missouri while on the run from a pair of hitmen. ... For the title character of the series, see Alex Rider (character). ... This article is about the 2006 film. ... Ray Liotta[1] (born December 18, 1954) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... John McNaughton (born January 13, 1950) is an American film director, originally from Chicago, Illinois. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Sin City 2 is the announced sequel to the 2005 movie Sin City, which was based on Frank Millers comic book miniseries Sin City, which were later collected into bound graphic novels. ...


In addition, in 2003, Rourke provided the voice for "Jericho" in the third installment of the Driver video game series. Rourke also recently appeared in a 40-page story by photographer Bryan Adams for Berlin's Zoo Magazine. In an article about Rourke's return to steady acting roles, entitled Mickey Rourke Rising (from The Gate), Christopher Heard stated that actors/musicians Tupac Shakur, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn and Brad Pitt have "…animated praise for Rourke and his work." Driver is a series of mission-based driving video games for PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Wii, Game Boy Advance and PC. Developed by Reflections Interactive in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, it was originally published by GT Interactive and later by Atari. ... For other persons of the same name, see Brian Adams. ... Zoo is a weekly UK mens magazine started in 2004. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his frequent portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the titular character of Tim Burtons Edward Scissorhands. ... Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) // Penn was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Leo Penn, an actor and director, and Eileen Ryan (née Annucci), an actress. ... William Bradley Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an Academy award-nominated American actor, film producer, and social activist. ...


Despite having withdrawn from acting at various points, and having made movies that he now sees as a creative "sell-out" (the action film Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man), Rourke has stated that "…all that I have been through…[has] made me a better, more interesting actor." Rourke's renewed interest in pursuing acting can be seen in his statement that "…my best work is still ahead of me" (article in The Gate). Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man is a 1991 action film,starring Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Tom Sizemore, Chelsea Field, Branscombe Richmond, Daniel Baldwin, Tia Carrere, Giancarlo Esposito, and the late Big John Studd. ...


In November 2006, during an interview, he called Tom Cruise an expletive for his attacks on Brooke Shields and Psychiatry. In February 2007 he was in South Beach, Florida, protesting against a puppy store he claims sells dogs with parvo. He wanted the store to shut down, claiming a puppy he bought for his friend at the store died. He was supported with other activists. Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Brooke Christa Camille Shields[1] (born May 31, 1965) is an American actress and supermodel. ... An MRI scan of a human brain and head. ... South Beach is a census-designated place located in Indian River County, Florida. ... Species Canine minute virus Canine parvovirus Chicken parvovirus Feline panleukopenia virus Feline parvovirus HB virus H-1 virus Kilham rat virus Lapine parvovirus LUIII virus Mice minute virus Mink enteritis virus Mouse parvovirus 1 Porcine parvovirus Raccoon parvovirus RT parvovirus Tumor virus X Parvovirus, commonly called parvo, is a genus...


Mickey signed up to act in the movie version of the The Informers in the role of Peter, an amoral former studio security guard who plots to kidnap a small child. The Informers is a collection of linked short stories by Bret Easton Ellis published in 1994. ...


Mickey has also signed on to The Wrestler an upcoming movie about a washed up wrestler. The part was originally Nicholas Cage's but he dropped the role for unknown reasons. Mickey has begun undergoing actual pro-wrestling training under WWE Hall of Famer Afa The Wild Samoan. The Wrestler is a 1974 independent film produced by Verne Gagne and starred Ed Asner as Frank Bass a wrestling promoter. ... Afa Anoai is a former professional wrestler/manager. ...


Previous collaborations

During his career, Rourke worked with directors including Steven Spielberg, Lawrence Kasdan, Francis Ford Coppola, Barry Levinson, Stuart Rosenberg, Nicolas Roeg, Michael Cimino, Adrian Lyne, Alan Parker, Mike Hodges, Barbet Schroeder, Walter Hill, Tsui Hark, Terrence Malick, Jonas Åkerlund, Wong Kar Wai, Tony Scott, Robert Rodriguez and John Madden, as well as actors-turned-directors Sean Penn, Vincent Gallo and Steve Buscemi. Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Lawrence Kasdan (born 14 January 1949, Miami, Florida) is an American movie producer, director and screenwriter. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Barry Levinson Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a Jewish-American screenwriter, film director, actor, and producer of film and television. ... Stuart Rosenberg (August 11, 1927 – March 15, 2007) was an American film and television director whose notable works included the movies Cool Hand Luke (1967), Voyage of the Damned (1976), The Amityville Horror (1979), and The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984). ... Nicolas Jack Roeg, born on August 15, 1928 in London, is an internationally-known cinematographer and film director. ... Michael Cimino (born February 3, 1939, New York City) is an Australia film director. ... Adrian Lyne (born 4 March 1941 in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England) is an English filmmaker and producer. ... Alan Parker on the set of Pink Floyd The Wall Sir Alan Parker (born February 14, 1944) is a British film director, producer, writer, and actor. ... Mike Hodges (born July 29, 1932 in Bristol, England) is a British screenwriter and film director. ... Barbet Schroeder (born August 26, 1941 in Teheran to a Swiss diplomat father) is a movie director and producer who started his career in French cinema in the 1960s, working together with directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques Rivette. ... Walter Hill (born California 1942) is a prominent American film director. ... Tsui Hark (Chinese: 徐克; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsü Ko) (born Tsui Man-kong (徐文光) on February 15, 1950) is a New Wave film director in Hong Kong who is also a highly influential producer, often likened to Steven Spielberg for a similar galvanizing effect on his countrys cinematic scene. ... Terrence Terry Malick (born November 30, 1943, in Ottawa, Illinois) is an American film director. ... Jonas Ã…kerlund (born November 16, 1966 in Bromma) is a Swedish film director, most known for making music videos. ... Wong Kar-wai (王家衛; pinyin: Wáng Jiāwèi) (born July 17, 1958) is a Hong Kong film director. ... Anthony D. L. Tony Scott (born July 21, 1944) is a British film director. ... For the American composer born 1946, see Robert Xavier Rodriguez. ... John Philip Madden (born April 8, 1949) is an English director of theatre, film, television, and radio. ... Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) // Penn was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Leo Penn, an actor and director, and Eileen Ryan (née Annucci), an actress. ... Vincent Gallo (born in Buffalo, New York on April 11, 1961[1] is an American movie actor and director starring in a number of independent movies. ... Steven Vincent Buscemi (born December 13, 1957) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American actor and film director. ...


Political and religious views

Rourke's political views came under fire when he claimed to have donated part of his salary from the 1989 film, Francesco, to the Provisional Irish Republican Army.[10] He later backed away from that statement, although he has an IRA symbol tattooed on his left forearm.[11] In 2006, Rourke declared his support for the Republican US President George W. Bush. Rourke is a devout Roman Catholic.[12] Francesco (born January 10, 1989) is the physical manifestation of the Guitar God and Sex God of ancient folklore. ... The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Irish: Óglaigh na hÉireann) (IRA; also referred to as the PIRA, the Provos, or by some of its supporters as the Army or the RA.[2]) is an Irish Republican, left wing[3] paramilitary organisation that, until the Belfast Agreement, sought to end Northern... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party [1]), is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Filmography

1941 is Steven Spielbergs fourth theatrical film, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... Heavens Gate is a 1980 western movie, which depicts a highly fictionalized account of the Johnson County War, a dispute between land barons and European immigrants in Wyoming in the 1890s. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... Fade to Black is a theater and film phrase, meaning to slowly turn off lights until the audience cannot see anything. ... Body Heat is a 1981 neo-noir film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... Diner (1982) is a film written and directed by Barry Levinson which along with Avalon, Tin Men, and Liberty Heights constitutes his series of Baltimore films. ... // This is the year of film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which will become the highest grossing movie for almost 15 years (until Titanic), earning double or triple against any major film of the 1980s. ... Rumble Fish is a 1983 film directed, produced and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by S.E. Hinton (ISBN 0-440-97534-4) who co-wrote the screenplay as well. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... The Pope of Greenwich Village is a 1984 American film starring Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page, Kenneth McMillan and Burt Young. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... Eureka DVD cover Eureka is a film directed by Nicolas Roeg in 1984, starring Gene Hackman, Rutger Hauer, Mickey Rourke, and Joe Pesci. ... Year of the Dragon is a 1985 film directed by Michael Cimino, starring Mickey Rourke and John Lone. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... ‎ 9½ Weeks is a 1986 erotic drama film, starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... Angel Heart is a 1987 horror movie written and directed by Alan Parker, starring Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet and Robert De Niro. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... A Prayer for the Dying is a 1987 action-drama film about a former IRA member trying to escape his past. ... Barfly is a 1987 feature film. ... Homeboy is a 1988 drama film, directed by Michael Seresin. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... Francesco (born January 10, 1989) is the physical manifestation of the Guitar God and Sex God of ancient folklore. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Johnny Handsome (1989). ... Wild Orchid is the title of a 1990 erotic film starring Mickey Rourke, Carré Otis, Jacqueline Bisset, Bruce Greenwood, and Assumpta Serna. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... Despeate Hours (1990) DVD cover This 1990 film was a remake of the 1955 Humphrey Bogart film, The Desperate Hours. ... Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man is a 1991 action film,starring Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Tom Sizemore, Chelsea Field, Branscombe Richmond, Daniel Baldwin, Tia Carrere, Giancarlo Esposito, and the late Big John Studd. ... The year 1991 in film involved many significant films. ... White Sands is a 1992 movie directed by Roger Donaldson and written by Daniel Pyne for Warner Bros. ... The year 1992 in film involved many significant films. ... Look up FTW in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... Bullet is a 1996 action crime drama starring Tupac Shakur, Mickey Rourke and Adrien Brody. ... Double Team is a 1997 action movie starring Jean Claude Van Damme and Dennis Rodman. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... The Rainmaker is a 1956 film which tells the story of a middle-aged woman, suffering from unrequited love for the local town sheriff, who falls for a con man who comes to town with the promise that he can make it rain. ... Promotional poster for Buffalo ’66 Buffalo ’66 is a 1998 film, and is writer/director Vincent Gallos semi-autobiographical full-length motion picture debut. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... Thursday is a 1998 American movie written and directed by Skip Woods. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Shergar (born 1978. ... Shades is a co-educational collegiate a cappella group founded to celebrate music of the African diaspora and other world cultures. ... Animal Factory is a film about prison life directed by actor Steve Buscemi. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... Get Carter is a 2000 remake of the classic 1971 Michael Caine crime thriller, this time with Sylvester Stallone in the role of Jack Carter, and directed by Stephen Kay. ... Promotional poster for The Pledge The Pledge (2001) is a drama/thriller movie, directed by Sean Penn. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... For the Florida rock band, see SPÃœN. Spun is a 2002 independent movie directed by Jonas Ã…kerlund and written by Creighton Vero and Will de los Santos. ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... Masked and Anonymous is a 2003 film written and directed by Seinfeld writer Larry Charles. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) is an action film by Robert Rodriguez and the final film in the Mariachi Trilogy, which includes El Mariachi and Desperado. ... This article is about the 2004 film. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Sin City is a 2005 film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... The year 2005 in film involved some significant events. ... Domino is a 2005 Action film inspired by the story of Domino Harvey, the English daughter of stage and screen actor Laurence Harvey, who became a bounty hunter working in Los Angeles. ... This article is about the 2006 film. ... The year 2006 in film involved some significant events. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: Rambo, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Lost Boys: The Tribe, The Dark Knight, The Incredible Hulk... // LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters Beverly Hills Cop IV The Hobbit Interstellar Magneto (film) Smooth Criminal : The Michael Jackson Story Temeraire Tales from Earthsea - December 18 LR - Buena Vista Distribution - Goro Miyazaki (director) The Lost Tomb: A Neopets Adventure... The Informers is an upcoming American ensemble film directed by Gregor Jordan. ... Sin City 2 is the announced sequel to the 2005 movie Sin City, which was based on Frank Millers comic book miniseries Sin City, which were later collected into bound graphic novels. ...

VideoGames

DRIV3R or more commonly known as Driver 3, or Drive-three-er, is a racing, shooting, and adventure video game. ...

Further reading

  • Internet Movie Database: [1]
  • Miami Herald, October 16, 2004, 4B: BROTHER OF ACTOR MICKEY ROURKE.
  • Miami Herald, September 10, 1994, Sports, page 6d: STATE MAY KO ROURKE.
  • World Boxing, June 1994, pages 34-37 and 50-51: MICKEY ROURKE: ACTING LIKE A BOXER...OR BOXING LIKE AN ACTOR, by Tommy Deas, Jr.
  • Miami Herald, January 7, 1994, Local, page 1B:ROURKE ARRESTED OUTSIDE HIS CLUB.
  • Miami Herald, June 29, 1992, Sports, page 2D: ROURKE'S LATEST FIGHT NOTHING BUT A FARSE.
  • Miami Herald, June 9, 1992, Front, page 2A: MICKEY ROURKE'S MANLY ART.
  • Miami Herald, April 26, 1992, Sports, page 9D: FANS BOOS ROURKE AFTER DRAW.
  • Miami Herald, April 2, 1992, Neighbors MB, page 16: NEIGHBORS.
  • Miami Herald, April 9, 1992, Sports, page 2d: SPORTS.
  • Miami Herald, April 8, 1992, Sports, page 1D: SPORTS.
  • Miami Herald, April 19, 1992, Sports, page 13D: OH, MICKEY, YOU'RE SO SLY, YOU KEEP UMPS GUESSING ALL THE TIME.
  • Miami Herald, March 28, 1992, Sports, page 9D: ACTOR ROURKE PLANS TO FIGHT AGAIN APRIL 25.
  • Miami Herald, May 24, 1991, Front, page 1A: ROURKE'S NEW ROLE: ROCKY.

References

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Boxrec. ...

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Mickey Rourke - Biography - Moviefone (749 words)
Rourke launched his thesp career with small roles in 1941 (1979) and Heaven's Gate (1981) before gaining broader notice as a pyro expert in Body Heat (1981) and one of the leads in Barry Levinson's Diner (1982).
Although Rourke's career consisted primarily of direct-to-video titles for several years, he had enough friends and respect among his contemporaries that he hung on to his rebound potential, and his small role in Francis Ford Coppola's 1997 adaptation of John Grisham's The Rainmaker marked something of a comeback.
Rourke was married to Debra Feuer from 1981-89 and Wild Orchid co-star Carre Otis from 1992-1998.
Mickey Rourke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1685 words)
Rourke, who trained as a boxer in his early years, also had a short stint as a professional boxer in the 1990s.
Rourke was born into an Irish Catholic family and claims to have grown up in the neighborhoods of heavily African-American Liberty City in Miami.
Rourke's time in the early 1990s with Hell's Angels and Tupac Shakur and his stint as a boxer gave him a gritty, street-wise credibility in his role as a bounty hunter.
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