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Mickey Rourke ACTOR


Mickey Rourke was born on September 16th, 1952 in Schenectady, New York with the birth name Philip Andre Rourke Jr. born to Philip Andre Rourke, Sr. and Ann Rourke.  At the age of six his parents divorced and his mother later re-married a man by the name of Eugene Addis, who worked as a police officer in Florida.  He relocated to live in Florida where he earned his high school diploma from Miami Beach Senior High in 1971.
As a teenager, he excelled in athletics and studied self defense at a young age, later turning his focus on boxing.  He was only twelve years old when he won his first amateur boxing match and went on to compile a amateur record of twenty wins and six defeats.
He then decided to take a break from pursuing a career as a professional boxer and instead turned his sites on a career in entertainment.  He first developed an interest in acting during high school when he appeared in a school production of, "The Serpent".  Later when he decided to take a break from his boxing, a friend of his got him a part in a production of, "Deathwatch" at the University of Miami. 
Soon, Rourke decided the enjoyed acting and first went to New York to study the art before beginning to work in the film industry.  He debuted in the film, "1941" (1976)  which soon followed with roles in such films as, "Body Heat" (1981) and "Rumble Fish" (1983).
Some of his more prominent film roles include, "9½ Weeks" (1986), "Barfly" (1987), "Angel Heart" (1987) and "The Rainmaker" (1997).  In the early 90's, Rourke had an urge to return back to his love of boxing and he fought internationally in a number of matches.  He knew that he was a lot older than his competitors, but it was more of a personal challenge for him to see if he was still a talented boxer.
In 1995 he retired from boxing and once again, returned to pursuing his career in acting.  He continued to add such feature film roles to his credits such as, "Buffalo 66" (1998), "The Pledge" (2001), "Get Carter" (2000), "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" (2001), "Man on Fire" (2004) and "Sin City" (2005), a role for which he won a number of awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, The Irish Film and Television Awards as well as the Online Film Critics Society.
Although he was a highly successful actor, he did have a reputation in Hollywood as being quite difficult to work with on set.  Such an example happened in 2000 when he walked off the set of the film, "Luck of the Draw" when producers would not allow him to include his dog in the film.  Also, in 2004 he was arrested for spousal abuse. However, despite his bad temper reputation, he has remained a highly desired actor.
As his career has progressed he has continued to gain a larger fan base.  When he starred in the 2008 film, "The Wrestler", he won a Golden Globe award, a BAFTA award and also received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor.  Other more recent film roles include, "The Informers" (2008), "Iron Man 2" (2010), "The Expendables" (2010), "Marble City" (2012) and soon to release in 2013, "The Storm" and "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For".
Along with his past career as a boxer and his current work as an actor, he is also a talented scriptwriter having written a total of six scripts, Homeboy, The Last Ride, Bullet, Killer Moon, Penance and the latest and Pain.
Mickey Rourke has been married twice.  His first wife was Debra Feuer whom he wed in 1981 and remained married until 1989.  He then wed his second wife, Carre Otis in 1992 however by 1998, this marriage also ended in divorce.  He has not re-married, although, he has been in the spotlight of media attention for being in other relationships with such celebrities as, Terry Farrell and Sasha Volkova.  He is currently engaged to a Russian model by the name of Anastasiya Makerenko and they own an apartment in Germany near his current girlfriend's family. 

2013   Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

2013   The Storm 
2012   Marble City

2012   Dead in Tombstone 

2012   Java Heat 
2012   Black November 

2012   The Courier 

2011   Immortals
2011   Black Gold 

2010   Passion Play

2010   The Expendables
2010   Iron Man 2

2010   13

2009   Rogue Warrior
2008   Killshot

2008   The Informers 

2008   The Wrestler 
2006   Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker 

2005   True Crime: New York City

2005   Domino

2005   Sin City

2004   Driv3r
2004   Man on Fire

2003   Once Upon a Time in Mexico

2003   Masked and Anonymous
2002   Spun

2001   Picture Claire

2001   The Follow
2001   They Crawl

2001   The Pledge

2000   Get Carter
2000   Animal Factory

1999   Shades

1999   Shergar
1999   Out in Fifty

1998   Thursday 

1998   Thicker Than Blood 
1998   Point Blank

1998   Buffalo '66 

1997   The Rainmaker 
1997   Another Nine & a Half Weeks

1997   Double Team

1996   Exit in Red
1996   Bullet

1995   Fall Time

1994   F.T.W.
1993   The Last Outlaw

1992   White Sands

1991   Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 
1990   Desperate Hours 

1989   Wild Orchid

1989   Johnny Handsome
1989   Francesco 

1988   Homeboy 

1987   A Prayer for the Dying
1987   Barfly 

1987   Angel Heart 

1986   Nine 1/2 Weeks 
1985   Year of the Dragon 

1984   The Pope of Greenwich Village

1983   Rumble Fish
1983   Eureka 

1981   Hardcase 

1981   Body Heat 
1980   Heaven's Gate

1980   Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case

1980   Fade to Black
1980   Act of Love

1980   City in Fear

1979   1941
1976   Love in the Hamptons

Matinee Classics - '1941' starring Dan Dykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Christopher Lee, Tim Matheson, Toshiro Mifune, Warren Oates, Robert Stack, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen, Eddie Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, ianneKay, Slim Pickens, Wendie Jo Sperber, Lionel Stander, Jordan Brian, John Candy, Perry Lang, Patti LuPone, Frank McRae, Steven Mond, Michael McKean, John Landis, Mickey Rourke, Joe Flaherty, Ignatius Wolfington, Lucille Benson, Elisha Cook Jr. and Susan Bac
Matinee Classics - Act of Love starring Ron Howard, Robert Foxworth, Mickey Rourke and Mary Kay Place

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