Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke

  • Birthday: 1952-09-16
  • Place of birth: Schenectady, New York, USA
  • Also know as: Philip Andre Rourke, Jr.

Biography

Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke Jr., is an American actor, screenwriter, and former boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films. During the 1980s, Rourke starred in the comedy-drama Diner (1982), the drama Rumble Fish (1983), the crime-black-comedy film The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), and the erotic drama 9½ Weeks (1986). He received critical praise for his work in the Charles Bukowski biopic Barfly and the horror mystery Angel Heart (both 1987). In 1991, Rourke teamed up with Don Johnson and Tom Sizemore in the cult classic action film Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man; also in 1991, Rourke—who trained as a boxer in his early years—left acting and became a professional boxer for a time. After retiring from boxing in 1994, Rourke returned to acting and had supporting roles in several films, including the drama The Rainmaker (1997), the comedy-drama Buffalo '66 (1998), the thriller-remake of Get Carter (2000), the mystery film The Pledge (2001), the crime-dark-comedy-drama Spun (2002), the action film Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) and the action thriller Man on Fire (2004), playing the role of a corrupt lawyer. In 2005, Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role in the neo-noir action thriller Sin City, for which he won awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Irish Film and Television Awards, and the Online Film Critics Society. For his portrayal of an aging wrestler in the sports drama film The Wrestler (2008), Rourke won the Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor, and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Since then, Rourke has appeared in several commercially successful films, including the 2010 films Iron Man 2 and The Expendables, and the 2011 film Immortals.

Filmography

Johnny Handsome

1989

As Johnny Handsome

Angel Heart

1987

As Harry Angel

Nine 1/2 Weeks

1986

As John

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

1991

As Harley Davidson

Barfly

1987

As Henry Chinaski

The Last Outlaw

1993

As Graff

Year of the Dragon

1985

As Capt. Stanley White

Desperate Hours

1990

As Michael Bosworth

Homeboy

1988

As Johnny Walker

F.T.W.

1994

As Frank T. Wells

A Prayer for the Dying

1987

As Martin Fallon

Bullet

1996

As Butch 'Bullet' Stein

Killshot

2008

As Armand 'The Blackbird' Degas

Another 9 1/2 Weeks

1997

As John Gray

Shades

1999

As Paul S. Sullivan

Exit in Red

1997

As Ed Altman

Point Blank

1998

As Rudy Ray

Francesco

1989

As Francesco

Out in Fifty

1999

As Jack Bracken

Generation Iron

2013

As Narrator

A Hitman in London

2015

As Vogel

Thicker Than Blood

1998

As Father Frank Larkin

Ashby

2015

As Ashby Holt

Blunt Force Trauma

2015

As Zorringer

The Wrestler

2008

As Randy 'The Ram' Robinson

Tiger

2018

As Frank Donovan

Nightmare Cinema

2018

As The Projectionist

The Mob Priest

0000

As Jared McKendry

Merchandise

0000

As Patrick

Take Back

2021

As Patrick / Jack

The Legion

2020

As Corbulo

Cursed

0000

As Dr. David Elder

She's Still Here

0000

As Father Scott

Rumble Fish

1983

As The Motorcycle Boy

Spun

2002

As The Cook

Domino

2005

As Ed Mosbey

Immortals

2011

As King Hyperion

The Follow

2001

As Husband

Passion Play

2011

As Nate

Dead in Tombstone

2013

As Lucifer

Java Heat

2013

As Malik

Weaponized

2016

As Professor Clarence Peterson

Hyung

2008

As Jack

Night Walk

2019

As Gary

Adverse

2021

As Kaden

Girl

2020

As Sheriff

Man of God

2021

As Paralyzed Man

The Commando

2022

As Johnny

Jade

0000

As Tork

Wild Orchid

1989

As James Wheeler

Double Team

1997

As Stavros

Picture Claire

2001

As Eddie

Diner

1982

As Robert 'Boogie' Sheftell

White Sands

1992

As Gorman Lennox

Act of Love

1980

As Joseph Cybulkowski

Black November

2012

As Tom Hudson

Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers

2018

As Himself - The Narrator (voice)

WarHunt

2022

As Major Johnson

The Palace

2023

As

Bisping

2022

As Self

Sin City

2005

As Marv

The Informers

2008

As Peter

City in Fear

1980

As Tony Pate

Sunset Strip

2012

As Himself

Get Carter

2000

As Cyrus Paice

Eureka

1983

As Aurelio D'Amato

One Night in Vegas

2010

As Self

Section 8

2022

As Earl Atherton

Animal Factory

2000

As Jan the Actress

Body Heat

1981

As Teddy Lewis

13

2010

As Jefferson

The Courier

2012

As Maxwell

Hollywood Banker

2014

As Self

War Pigs

2015

As Major A.J. Redding

Iron Man 2

2010

As Ivan Vanko / Whiplash

Shergar

1999

As Gavin O'Rourke

Man on Fire

2004

As Jordan Kalfus

Replica

0000

As

The Pledge

2001

As Jim Olstad

The Rainmaker

1997

As Bruiser Stone

Buffalo '66

1998

As The Bookie

Thursday

1998

As Kasarov

Fall Time

1995

As Florence

Stormbreaker

2006

As Darrius Sayle

I Am Bruce Lee

2012

As Self

Fade to Black

1980

As Richie

They Crawl

2001

As Tiny Frakes

The Expendables

2010

As Tool

Masked and Anonymous

2003

As Edmund

Heaven's Gate

1980

As Nick Ray

WWE WrestleMania XXV

2009

As Himself

1941

1979

As Reese

Production

House of Time

2016

As Thanks

The Commando

2022

As Executive Producer

Nightmare Cinema

2018

As Co-Executive Producer

Take Back

2021

As Executive Producer

Homeboy

1988

As Screenplay

Bullet

1996

As Writer

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