Creator / Mickey Rourke

Philip Andre Rourke Jr. (born September 16, 1952), known professionally as Mickey Rourke, is an American actor, screenwriter, and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films.

His filmography includes:

Tropes associated with the actor:

  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Career Resurrection: With The Wrestler. His career started with high critical praise and success for roles in Diner, 9 1/2 Weeks and Angel Heart. However, his substance abuse problems (and a bizarre decision to get into boxing) would drag him down. He made a series of small, low-budget films for 20 years, until Robert Rodriguez dusted him off to play Billy in Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Marv in Sin City. Rourke then had a supporting role in box office bomb Domino before being cast in a "very close to home" role as a washed up former pro wrestler in The Wrestler, which netted him an Oscar nomination and a part oppposite Downey in Iron Man 2. However, after the failure of Immortals, he has fallen back out of stardom, now mainly appearing in Direct-to-Video films.
  • Old Shame: He hated the movie Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, claiming that the negative reception to the film was the starting of his downfall in Hollywood and drug abuse issues.