Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke

Highest Rated: 98% The Wrestler (2008)

Lowest Rated: 3% Passion Play (2011)

Birthday: Sep 16, 1956

Birthplace: Liberty City in Miami

Mickey Rourke originally aspired to careers as a pro baseball player and - later - a championship boxer, but did a 180 away from the ring and cut his chops as an actor instead. Rourke launched his 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 raunchier leads in Barry Levinson's Diner (1982). He followed with admirable work in Rumble Fish (1983) and The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), and gave a bravura performance as fanatically determined police captain Stanley White in Year of the Dragon (1985). When the film was slammed by critics, Rourke defended director Michael Cimino and snubbed all interview requests. He immediately gained a reputation as a perfectionist, agreeing only to work with directors and on projects that met with his high standards. His 1987 performances in Angel Heart, A Prayer for the Dying, and Barfly attest to this, but starring roles in Adrian Lyne's infamous 9 1/2 Weeks (1986) and Zalman King's Wild Orchid (1990) gave him a "Eurotrash" taint, only enhanced by his hot temper and maverick nature. These qualities, however, while career poison in the U.S., did nothing to hurt Rourke's reputation in France, where filmgoers adored him.From the late '80s through the early '90s, the career of this disillusioned actor with the potential of Robert De Niro spiraled down, down, down, with his co-starring appearance in Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) just one nadir. He wrote, produced, and starred in Homeboy (1988), a film about a near brain-dead prize fighter. It skipped theatrical release and went straight to home video. The masochistic connection between this film and Rourke's subsequent resumption of his boxing career (from 1991-1994) was undeniable, though he continued to appear sporadically in small films and supporting roles. In 1997, Rourke reprised his role as an s&m fetishist in Another 9 1/2 Weeks, a virtual remake of the original, only sans the redeeming presence of Kim Basinger. 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. The following year, Vincent Gallo, an unapologetic fan of Rourke's, cast him as the antagonist in Gallo's directorial debut, Buffalo '66; the long-dormant Terrence Malick also cast Rourke in his critically-worshipped Thin Red Line (1998), but Malick excised the actor's scenes from the final cut, probably to reduce the film's whopping length. Rourke showed flashes of his former brilliance in Steve Buscemi's Animal Factory (2000), joined the cast of the Sly Stallone-headlined Get Carter remake that same year, and gave an impressive supporting performance in Sean Penn's police procedural-cum-harrowing study of obsession, The Pledge (2001). Rourke also signed on with director Robert Rodriguez for the third of that helmer's Mariachi films, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, in 2003. As a harbinger of things to come, a powerful creative bond formed between the weathered, iconic Rourke and the tireless director on the Mexico set. In 2005 the duo again teamed for Rodriguez's and Frank Miller's eagerly anticipated big screen adaptation of Miller's Sin City comics. Cast as lovelorn brute Marv, Rourke delivered an impressive performance as an imposing beast of a fellow bent on avenging the death of an angelic prostitute in this stylish noir comic book come to life, which gave him cult status among a new generation of fans. In 2004, Rourke delivered a memorable supporting performance in Tony Scott's Man on Fire alongside Denzel Washington; it marked the first film in a two-picture creative partnership between Scott and Rourke, the second half of which came to fruition with 2005's Domino.2006 saw Rourke appearing in Stormbreaker

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
77% Nightmare Cinema The Projectionist 2019
11% Berlin, I Love You Jim 2019
38% Tiger Actor 2018
20% Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers Narrator 2018
No Score Yet Weaponized Professor Clarence Peterson 2016
52% Ashby Ashby Holt $5.1K 2015
No Score Yet War Pigs Major A.J. Redding 2015
23% Black November Tom Hudson 2015
No Score Yet Blunt Force Trauma Zorringer 2015
No Score Yet Skin Traffik (A Hitman in London) Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Effects of Blunt Force Trauma Actor 2015
43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Marv $11.1M 2014
81% Generation Iron voice) Narrator 2013
82% The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini Actor 2013
7% Java Heat Malik 2013
No Score Yet Dead in Tombstone Blacksmith 2013
No Score Yet The Courier Maxwell 2012
75% I Am Bruce Lee Actor 2012
No Score Yet Sunset Strip Actor 2012
39% Immortals King Hyperion $83.5M 2011
8% 13 Patrick Jefferson 2011
3% Passion Play Nate Poole $2.6K 2011
42% The Expendables Tool $103M 2010
73% Iron Man 2 Ivan Vanko/Whiplash $312.1M 2010
12% The Informers Peter 2009
No Score Yet 42nd Street: River To River Actor 2009
43% Killshot Armand Degas 2008
98% The Wrestler Randy Robinson $26.2M 2008
No Score Yet Shergar Gavin O'Rourke 2008
35% Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker Darrious Sayle $0.6M 2006
18% Domino Ed Mosbey $10.2M 2005
77% Sin City Marv 2005
39% Man on Fire Jordan Kalfus $77.7M 2004
67% Once upon a Time in Mexico Billy $56M 2003
25% Masked and Anonymous Edmund $0.2M 2003
37% Spun The Cook $0.3M 2003
No Score Yet They Crawl Tiny Frakes 2002
No Score Yet The Follow Husband 2001
78% The Pledge Jim Olstand $18.9M 2001
No Score Yet Picture Claire Eddie 2001
82% Animal Factory Jan the Actress 2000
12% Get Carter Cyrus Paice $14.6M 2000
No Score Yet Out in Fifty Jack 1999
No Score Yet Shades Paul Sullivan 1999
No Score Yet Shergar: Discover the Heart of a Champion Actor 1999
No Score Yet Point Blank Rudy Ray 1998
33% Thursday Kasarov 1998
76% Buffalo '66 Bookie $2.4M 1998
No Score Yet John Grisham's The Rainmaker Bruiser Stone 1997
83% The Rainmaker Bruiser Stone 1997
No Score Yet Another 9 1/2 Weeks John Gray 1997
11% Double Team Stavros 1997
No Score Yet Thicker Than Blood Fr. Frank Larkin 1997
No Score Yet Bullet Butch 1996
No Score Yet Exit in Red Ed Altman 1996
No Score Yet The Last Outlaw Graff 1994
No Score Yet F.T.W. (The Last Ride) Frank T. Wells 1994
No Score Yet Fall Time Florence 1993
44% White Sands Gorman Lennox 1992
22% Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Harley Davidson 1991
36% Desperate Hours Michael Bosworth 1990
7% Wild Orchid James Wheeler 1990
62% Johnny Handsome John Sedley 1989
No Score Yet Francesco Francis of Assisi 1989
No Score Yet Homeboy Screenwriter Johnny Walker 1988
75% Barfly Henry Chinaski 1987
50% A Prayer for the Dying Martin Fallon 1987
79% Angel Heart Harry Angel 1987
61% 9 1/2 Weeks John 1986
56% Year of the Dragon Stanley White 1985
33% Eureka Aurelio 1984
90% The Pope of Greenwich Village Charlie 1984
71% Rumble Fish The Motorcycle Boy 1983
92% Diner Robert 'Boogie' Sheftell 1982
98% Body Heat Teddy Lewis 1981
57% Heaven's Gate Nick Ray 1980
No Score Yet Rape And Marriage: The Rideout Case John Rideout 1980
45% Fade to Black Richie 1980
No Score Yet Act of Love Joseph Cybulkowski 1980
No Score Yet City in Fear Actor 1980
42% 1941 Reese 1979

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 20/20
1978
Appearing 2016
2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Ultimate Fighter
2005-2018
Appearing 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2011
2010
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2011
2005
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2010

QUOTES FROM Mickey Rourke CHARACTERS

Ashby Holt says: Hey kid, you drive?

Ashby Holt says: You shouldn't be scared of the world.You gotta see that the world is scared of you.

Ashby Holt says: What are we going to go see Jersey Boys together?

Major A.J. Redding says: I need you back in the fight.

Marv says: That right there is a dame to kill for.

Marv says: I love hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad.

James Wheeler says: How come you're always following her around? I mean, don't you have anything better to do with your time? Hey, you better stay away from that one. Otherwise, she's gonna break your heart.

Emily Reed says: Why this? Why all the trouble?

James Wheeler says: Because I'm interested in you.

Robert "Boogie" Sheftell says: Nobody bets 2,000 dollars and doesn't remember.

Bagel says: Nobody bets 2,000 dollars and doesn't remember.

Robert "Boogie" Sheftell says: Look, the game's a lock.

Robert 'Boogie' Sheftell says: Look, the game's a lock.

Bagel says: Nothing's lock, Boog. Nothing's a lock.

Nate says: I've been around the block, but I've never seen anything like this.

Marv says: [Narrating] I've been having so much fun I forgot to take my medicine.

Marv says: I've been having so much fun, I forgot to take my medicine.

Marv says: [shows up at Lucille's apartment heavily bandaged] It's okay, Lucille. I was just grazed.

Marv says: It's okay, Lucille. I was just grazed.

Marv says: The night's as hot as hell. It's a lousy room in a lousy part of a lousy town - I'm staring at a goddess. She's telling me she wants me. I'm not going to waste one more minute wondering how I've gotten this lucky. She smells like angels ought to smell, the perfect woman... the Goddess. Goldie. She says her name is Goldie.

Marv says: So, you were scared, weren't you Goldie? Somebody wanted you dead and you knew it. Well, I'm gonna find that son of a bitch that killed you, and I'm gonna give him the hard goodbye. Walk down the right back alley in Sin City, and you can find anything.

Marv says: Modern cars - they all look like electric shavers.

Robert "Boogie" Sheftell says: If you don't have good dreams, Bagel, you have nightmares.

Robert "Boogie" Sheftell says: If you don't have good dreams Bagel, you'll have nightmares.

Marv says: Is that the best you can do, you pansies?

Charlie says: Diane, Italians outgrown clothes not people.

Charlie says: Diane, Italians outgrow clothes not people.

Marv says: I love hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad.

Henry Chinaski says: Your mother's cunt stinks like carpet cleaner.

Henry Chinaski says: Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.

Harry Angel says: Some maid, some governess...Everything you tell me is a crock of shit.

Marv says: Hell's waking up every goddamn day and not even knowing why you're here.

Marv says: Hell's waking up every goddamn day and not even knowing why you're here.

Ivan Vanko/Whiplash says: Hey, I want my bird.

Justin Hammer says: Uh, a bird? You want a bird?

Ivan Vanko/Whiplash says: I want my bird.

Justin Hammer says: I can get you a bird, I can get you ten birds.

Ivan Vanko/Whiplash says: I want MY bird!

Justin Hammer says: Well, nothing's impossible. Are we talkin--is this a bird, uh, back in Russia?

Marv says: You're Mother Teresa. You're Elvis. You're God

Marv says: You're Mother Teresa. You're Elvis. You're God.

Ivan Vanko/Whiplash says: If you could make God bleed, people would cease to believe in Him. There will be blood in the water, the sharks will come. All I have to do is sit back and watch as the world consumes you.

Henry Chinaski says: Don't worry, nobody's loved me yet.

Harry Angel says: "I know who I am."

Harry Angel says: I know who I am.

Randy "The Ram" Robinson says: I used to try to pretend that you didn't exist, but I can't. You're my girl. You're my little girl. And now, I'm an old broken down piece of meat... and I'm alone. And I deserve to be all alone. I just don't want you to hate me.

Randy "The Ram" Robinson says: Bet'chr ass man, Guns N' Roses! Rules

Randy "The Ram" Robinson says: Then that Cobain pussy had to come around & ruin it all.

Randy "The Ram" Robinson says: As times goes by, as times goes by, they say "he's washed up", "he's finished" , "he's a loser", "he's all through". You know what? The only one that's going to tell me when I'm through doing my thing is you people here.

Randy "The Ram" Robinson says: As times goes by, as times goes by, they say 'he's washed up', 'he's finished', 'he's a loser', 'he's all through'. You know what? The only one that's going to tell me when I'm through doing my thing is you people here.

Randy "The Ram" Robinson says: Hey lady - you want some fucking cheese? Get your own fucking cheese!

Randy "The Ram" Robinson says: The only place I get hurt is out there. [Randy points away from the ring]

Randy "The Ram" Robinson says: Fresh? Fresh as monkey's breath, brother!

Marv says: Is that all you got, you pansies?

King Hyperion says: Witness Hell!

King Hyperion says: His pain has just begun.

King Hyperion says: Traitor: My Lord, they say that the gate was built to be impenetrable. King Hyperion: Have you ever heard of a gate that was built to be anything but?

King Hyperion says: Have you ever heard of a gate that was built to be anything but?

Patrick Jefferson says: Happy trails partner.

Marv says: This is blood for blood, and by the gallons!, This is the old days, the bad days, the all-or-nothing days!, their back, there's no choices left, and I'm ready for war

Marv says: This is blood for blood and by the gallon. These are the old days, the bad days, the all-or-nothing days. They're back! There's no choice left. And I'm ready for war.

Gorman Lennox says: [ending a business discussion] Foreplay's over, Lane. It's time to fuck

Gorman Lennox says: [ending a business discussion] Foreplay's over, Lane. It's time to fuck.

Marv says: Modern cars... they all look like electric shavers

Marv says: Modern cars... they all look like electric shavers.

Ivan Vanko/Whiplash says: If you could make God bleed, people would cease to believe in him, there will be blood in the water, the sharks will come. All I have to do is sit back and watch as the world consumes you.

Ivan Vanko/Whiplash says: [laughs] If you could make God bleed, people would cease to believe in him, there will. All I have to do is sit back and watch as the world consumes you.

Ivan Vanko/Whiplash says: I vant my bird.

Ivan Vanko/Whiplash says: I want *my* bird.

Randy "The Ram" Robinson says: What can I get for you spring chicken?

Randy "The Ram" Robinson says: Hey, spring chicken, what can I get for you?

Marv says: Walk down the right back alley of Sin City, and you can find anything.

Marv says: Walk down the right back alley in Sin City, and you can find anything.

Ivan Vanko/Whiplash says: There will be blood in the water and the sharks will come.

Marv says: Modern cars - they all look like electric shavers.

Marv says: I love hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad.

Randy "The Ram" Robinson says: When you live hard and you play hard and burn the candle at both ends... in this life, you can lose everything you love, everything that loves you. Alot of people told me that I'd never wrestle again, they said "he's washed up", "he's finished" , "he's a loser", "he's all through". You know what? The only ones gonna tell me when I'm through doing my thing, is you people here. You people here... you people here. You're my family.

Randy "The Ram" Robinson says: I just want to tell you, I'm the one who was supposed to take care of everything. I'm the one who was supposed to make everything okay for everybody. It just didn't work out like that. And I left. I left you. You never did anything wrong. I used to try to forget about you. I used to try to pretend that you didn't exist, but I can't. You're my girl. You're my little girl. And now, I'm an old broken down piece of meat... and I'm alone. And I deserve to be all alone. I just don't want you to hate me.

Marv says: "That there is one dam fine coat your wearin'"

Marv says: That there is one damn fine coat your wearin'.

Tool says: I promised myself, I'm gonna die for something that counts.