Mickey Rourke

About Mickey Rourke

Philip Andre “Mickey” Rourke Jr. (born September 16, 1952) is an American actor, screenwriter, activist, and former boxer who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films.During the 1980s, Rourke starred in ‘Diner’, ‘Rumble Fish’, ‘The Pope of Greenwich Village’, and the erotic drama ‘9½ Weeks’. He received critical praise for his work in ‘Barfly’ and the horror mystery ‘Angel Heart’. In 1991, Rourke—who trained as a boxer in his early years—left acting and became a professional boxer for a time.

After retiring from boxing in 1994, Mickey 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 2005, Mickey 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. For his portrayal of an aging wrestler in the sports drama film ‘The Wrestler’, Rourke won the Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor, and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Since then, Rourke has appeared in several commercially successful films, including the 2010 films ‘Iron Man 2’ and ‘The Expendables’, and the 2011 film ‘Immortals’. Learn More…

Mickey Rourke