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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: invoked 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.
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  • I Was Quite a Looker: He was considered a sex symbol back in the '80s and '90s, but substance abuse and a love for boxing destroyed his looks.
  • Old Shame: invoked 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.

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