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Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke's biography

Philip Andre Rourke Jr. is 70 years old film actor born at Schenectady. Mickey was born on Tuesday 16th of September 1952. According to year of birth 1952 he belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 16th of September means he is Virgo. Virgo is an earthy sign of Zodiac Belt. People born under this Rising Sign are practical in nature. They believe in reality and represents themselves as a strong person.He was married 2 times.

Mickey is white american. Mickey is citizen of United States of America. He is roman catholic. Mickey´s primary profession is to be film actor. You can know Mickey also as boxer, screenwriter, character actor, television actor, film producer. He is recently known as model.

Mickey Rourke's mom

Mickey Rourke's mother's name is Annette Elizabeth (Ann) Addis.

Mickey Rourke's family

Mickey Rourke's ex wifes

Carré Otis

Mickey Rourke and Carré Otis have been together since 1992 for 6 years. She is known as film actor. His ex wife was born on Saturday 28th of September 1968 in San Francisco.

Debra Feuer

Mickey Rourke and Debra Feuer have been together since 1981 for 8 years. She is known as television actor. His ex wife was born on Monday 12th of January 1959 in Las Vegas.

Mickey Rourke's schools

We found 2 schools Mickey attended. Complete list of schools: Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Miami Beach Senior High School.

Detailed informations about Mickey´s schools

Mickey studied high school - Miami Beach Senior High School, Miami Beach, Florida, United States (1971).

Mickey Rourke's career

Mickey´s main focus is to be film actor. Mickey is famous thanks to Nine 1/2 Weeks, Angel Heart And The Westler.. You could see him also in The Wrestler.

Is Mickey Rourke gay ?

He is known to be straight.

Mickey Rourke's girlfriend

Anastassija Makarenko

Mickey Rourke and Anastassija Makarenko have been together. She is known as model.

Awards and competitions

Mickey Rourke's Awards

  • Mickey received award for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for work The Wrestler in 2009
  • He received award for Golden Globe Award for work The Wrestler in 2009

Mickey Rourke's Nominations

  • Mickey was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work The Wrestler in 2008
  • Mickey was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor for work Desperate Hours in 1991

What Mickey Rourke has done for a first time

  • Was first offered the role of Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop (1984). It was eventually passed on to Sylvester Stallone, and, after many script revisions, Eddie Murphy.

Mickey Rourke's quotes

  • [on what he wants in a woman] It's like when I buy a horse. I don't want a thick neck and short legs.
  • [1994] I thought my talent would transcend my outspokenness. I was wrong. I'm willing to give them 100 per cent this time. I just want a second chance at Hollywood.
  • [on President George W. Bush] George is doing a hell of a job during very difficult times, more power to him. Screw all them people who don't like him.
  • (on his film Spun (2002)) I didn't care for the material and I wasn't real interested in the cast. But two years ago I put myself in the hands of an agent, David Unger at ICM, and he said, "Do the movie." So I did.
  • I always thought I'd accomplish something special. Like robbing a bank.
  • [on his boxing career] I was fighting guys 15 years younger than me. . . . But I won 10 of 12 fights and had two draws.
  • Who do I share the good things happening to me with? My dogs, I guess.
  • [on Sean Penn and his performance in Milk (2008)] Thought he did an average pretend acting like he was gay. Besides, he's one of the most homophobic people I know.
  • You know the song "I Fought the Law and the Law Won"? Well, I fought the system and it kicked the living shit out of me!
  • [on his acting comeback with The Wrestler (2008)] I didn't think I'd come back to this level ever again. I hoped I would but I thought too much time had gone by.
  • I heard someone say Hollywood's a celebration of mediocrity, which rings pretty true to me.
  • [on making Spun (2002)] I couldn't stand making that movie. I hated every second of it.
  • I really only want to work with material that has integrity, and with actors and directors that I respect. You know, people like Tony Scott, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino-there's a shortlist.
  • I'll never be mellow, OK? I'd rather be dead than mellow. You might as well take me out the back and shoot me in the back of the head before I'm going to be mellow.
  • Hollywood's a town built on envy.
  • [on his lean years] I called up a guy who used to hang with me and asked where I might get me some construction work. He brushed me off and said he didn't have time for my sh*t.
  • [on his early days in Hollywood] I was bouncing at a transvestite nightclub... and back then all the transvestites were on this sh*t called Angel Dust, so you'd hit them over the head with a baseball bat but they'd keep on coming.
  • [Receiving his Best Actor Bafta for The Wrestler (2008)] I want to thank my publicist, Paula Woods, for having the hardest job in showbiz: telling me ... what to eat, how to dress, what to f***.
  • Actors should shut up about politics, because they tend to be ill-informed finger-pointers who just cozy up to some flavor-of-the-month liberal, you know?
  • [on Wrestling] It was a sport I looked down on as fake and theatrical. My half brothers used to go and watch it all the time and think it was real, but I couldn't stand the f**king sport. I had a terrible disdain for it.
  • [how doing The Wrestler (2008) changed his attitude to wrestling] I have a lot of respect for a sport I was ignorant about. I take my hat off to those guys, I really do.
  • [on the death of his beloved 17-year-old dog Loki] Loki is deeply missed but with me in spirit. I feel very blessed that she fell asleep peacefully in my arms.
  • [on his wild 80s partying] My mansion in Beverly Hills was like something from Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) - Elvis on acid. The neighbors were moving in and out almost monthly.
  • I'm Irish and French.
  • [on Killshot (2008)] I think that movie is the best work I've done for 15 years.
  • [on losing the Best Actor Oscar to Sean Penn] It's bittersweet. I said to myself I'd rather have Loki [his pet dog who died] another two years than an Oscar and I told her that.
  • [on Marisa Tomei] She's a hell of a talent and was very brave for taking her clothes off all the time. I enjoyed looking at her!
  • [after losing the Best Actor Oscar to Sean Penn] I expect to be back at the Oscars in about two years time. I expect my script 'Wild Horses' to be picked up soon, I'll star in it, and then win the Oscar.
  • [on making The Wrestler (2008)] I got hurt more in the three months of wrestling than I did in 16 years of boxing.
  • [on Keira Knightley] She's a real lady.
  • [on his determination to make the most of his comeback] I'll never lose it all again. It was too much hard work to get it back and too lonely and too dark. I've worked too hard for it. It would be too hard to take.
  • If I wasn't Catholic, I probably would have blown my brains out.
  • Cate Blanchett is an actress. Paris Hilton is not.
  • As long as I can work with people I'm excited about working with, it will be okay. I just can't work for the paycheck.
  • [on the Israeli trainer he worked with for The Wrestler (2008)] He was this Jewish kinda dude who couldn't work on Fridays. And I couldn't wait for that day to come along.
  • I wasn't in the [19]90s, I was sitting on the bench.
  • I read a lot of biographies from Montgomery Clift to Errol Flynn. And it's the same thing, where you take people who are tremendously famous, and over time the power or money doesn't fill the gaps, and the emptiness that comes along with the ride.
  • My grandmother always said: "God has a plan for all of us." I should have went along with his, not mine, my plan sucked!
  • [on training for The Wrestler (2008)] It was physically brutal. I had to do seven and a half months of extensive weightlifting, and eating six or seven meals a day, to put on 27 pounds of muscle.
  • Hollywood is a very unforgiving place.
  • [on losing the Best Actor Oscar to Sean Penn] I didn't think I was gonna win, because of Proposition 8 and the whole gay marriage thing that was going on in California. But it wasn't just that. Sean did a hell of a job with his character.
  • [on Sylvester Stallone] Stallone, when I was flat broke and I could hardly pay for a bowl of spaghetti in a restaurant, gave me a couple of weeks on Get Carter (2000), and that paid my f***in' rent for eight months.
  • Monogamy? I can't wait. I don't practice it, because I haven't met the one I'd practice it with, but I believe in it absolutely. I'd join that club in a heartbeat.
  • I'm looking for an English wife. I'm looking for a house over here (in England). I need a boxing ring though and a full-sized gym. London's like my second home.
  • The first act of my life was crazy, but I've learned from it. If you've got the guts and the desire and the talent, the first time around is easy. The second time around, it's murder. How many guys make it round the second bend?
  • People say, "You're so aggressive, you're so competitive." So what? What the f**k is wrong with that? I'll be less aggressive and competitive when they put me in the ground, OK?
  • Alec Baldwin, Daniel Day-Lewis, Kevin Costner ... you put me in a room with any of these actors, I'll eat their asshole. (1994 interview)
  • I met Warren Beatty one time and I thought ... "What a creepy puke ass." [1994 interview]
  • [on his decision to retire from acting in 1991 and become a boxer] I had to go back to boxing because I was self-destructing. I had no respect for myself being an actor. So I went back to a profession which really humbled me.

Mickey Rourke's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Mickey Rourke looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. Mickey is tall as 5' 11" (180 cm). Body build is athletic. His eyes are tinted hazel. His hair is shade of brown - dark.