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Monday, February 27, 2012

Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke

Name: Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke Jr
DOB: Sept. 16, 1952
Where: Schenectady, New York
Occupation: Actor, professional boxer, screenwriter, music supervisor
Years Active: Actor(1979-present), boxer(1991-present)

-During the 1980s, Rourke starred in Diner, Rumble Fish and 9 1/2 Weeks. In 2005, Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood with a lead role in Sin City, in 2010, he appeared in the movies Iron Man 2, playing a Russian physicist named Ivan Vanko who becomes a villain named Whiplash and The Expendables.

Early Life
-Born to a family of Irish and French descent.
-Father Philip Andre Rourke Sr. was an amateur body builder, left the family was Mickey was 6.
-Mother Annette married Eugene Addis, a Miami Beach police officer with 5 sons and moved Rourke, younger brother Joey, sister Patricia to southern Florida.
-Took up self defense at the Boys Club of Miami in his teen years
-At the 1971 Florida Golden Gloves match, Rourke suffered a concussion

-Rourke's filml debut was a small role in the Steven Spielberg movie 1941. But it was his role of an arsonist in Body Heat that gained him attention. His role in the erotic movie 9 1/2 Weeks gained him attention as a sex symbol.
-In 1991, he went back to boxing and he was undefeated in 8 fights. During this part of his career, he suffered various injuries, such as a broken nose, toe, split tongue, broken ribs, compressed cheekbone. Also suffered from short term memory loss
-His trainer was Hells Angels member Chuck Zito. His entrance song was Guns N' Roses song "Sweet Child O' Mine"
-In the 1990s, he needed reconstructive surgery to fix his injuries.
-He starred in the 1990s remake of the 1971 British crime thriller Get Carter with Sylvester Stallone
-He appeared in the Enrique Iglesias video for "Hero".
-In 2004, he provided the voice for the character "Jericho" in the 3rd installment of the Driver video game series.

Personal Life
-Dated several celebs over the years
-In Nov. 2007, Rourke was arrested in Miami Beach on DUI charges
-Since 2009, he has been dating a Russian model named Anastassija Makarenko.
-Big motorcycle enthusiast
-Loves dogs!
-His most favorite dog was a Chihuahua terrier mix he named Loki. He wears a locket with Loki's picture in it around his neck because on Fbeb. 18, 2009, Loki died in Rourke's arms at age 18.


1 comment:

  1. Mickey Rourke is kind of a werid dude. But I reall liked his performance in Iron Man 2. And he kind of looked like Bruce Willis when he was younger.