Actors

Mickey Rourke Net Worth

Mickey Rourke Net Worth is
$15 Million

Mickey Rourke Biography

Mickey Rourke may be the extremely reputed and talented actor of 80’s period who significantly earned his fame with the film “body heat”. This film offered as his turning stage in the profession that made him noticeable in the eye of his. But this occupation didn’t attracted him to better extend and he proceed to another profession referred to as boxing when he also pursued several supporting functions in the film.


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Quick Facts

Full NameMickey Rourke
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 16, 1952
Height1.8 m
Weight77 kg
ProfessionScreenwriter, Professional Boxer, Actor, Music Supervisor
EducationMiami Beach Senior High School, Horace Mann Junior High School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseCarré Otis, Debra Feuer
ParentsAnnette Addis, Philip Andre Rourke, Sr.
SiblingsJoey Rourke, Patty Rourke
PartnerAnastassija Makarenko
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor, London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor, Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor, Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Drama, Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor, Prism Award for Performance in a Feature Film
MoviesThe Wrestler, Iron Man 2, 9½ Weeks, Angel Heart, The Expendables, Barfly, Rumble Fish, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Diner, Immortals, Sin City, Ashby, Year of the Dragon, Desperate Hours, Body Heat, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Johnny Handsome, Passion Play, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, The Rainmaker, Killshot, Man on Fire, Homeboy, The Pledge, Double Team, Get Carter, Spun, The Informers, A Prayer for the Dying, Domino, Stormbreaker, Heaven's Gate, Animal Factory, Buffalo '66, Java Heat, 1941, Love in Paris, Fall Time, Exit in Red, Masked and Anonymous, The Last Outlaw, Black November, A Hitman in London, Generation Iron, War Pigs, Blunt Force Trauma, White Sands, F.T.W., Picture Claire, Bullet


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 In a 1994 interview at Cannes, Rourke said his favorite actors were Claude Rains, Basil Rathbone, Peter Lorre, Richard Harris, Errol Flynn, Terence Stamp and Al Pacino.
2 As of 2015, he has never guest-starred on a scripted television series.
3 Attended The Wrestler UK VIP Screening in London, England on Jan. 5th. [January 2009]
4 Attended the Sin City premiere in Tokyo, Japan on Sept. 27th. [September 2005]
5 He toured Moscow, Russia's overcrowded Butyrka jail to prepare for his new role as a Russian villain in Iron Man 2 (2010). [March 2009]
6 Attended the New Year's Eve 2009 party at LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau Hotel In Miami Beach, Florida on Dec. 31st. [December 2008]
7 Attended the 2007 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. [May 2007]
8 Currently, Domino (2005), a Tony Scott flick is in post-production. He plays "Ed". [April 2005]
9 Attended The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 in London, England on February 8th. [February 2009]
10 Attended the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture A/W 2010 in Paris, France on July 8th. [July 2009]
11 Attended the 2008 Toronto Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sept. 8th. [September 2008]
12 He toured Russia's overcrowded Butyrka jail to prepare for his new role as a Russian villain in Iron Man 2 (2010). [March 2009]
13 Attended the 15th Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia. He later visited Dubrovnik, Croatia on the same trip. [August 2009]
14 Attended the Tao Nightclub three year anniversary celebration in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 8th. [November 2008]
15 Attended The Wrestler premiere in Paris, France on Feb. 5th. [February 2009]
16 Attended the 3rd Rome International Film Festival - Opening Ceremony Dinner Honoring Al Pacino in Rome, Italy on Oct. 22nd. [October 2008]
17 His new film The Wrestler (2008) has won the best picture award at the Venice Film Festival. [September 2008]
18 Attended the 2005 Cannes Film Festival in France on May 20th. [May 2005]
19 Attended the Inglourious Basterds London Premiere on July 23rd. [July 2009]
20 Attended the 65th Venice Film Festival in Italy. [September 2008]
21 Attended the Sin City London Premiere on May 23rd. [May 2005]
22 Attended the Spun UK Premiere in London, England on Nov. 26th. [November 2003]
23 Attended the Revolver London Premiere on Sept. 20th. [September 2005]
24 Studied the martial art of Hwa Rang Do for six years under Tae-joon Lee, the son of the art's founder. He credits Grandmaster Lee for turning his life around (after dealing with personal and professional problems) through the study of the art.
25 Republican.
26 In July 1964, Mickey Rourke, fighting as Phil Rourke, won a 3-round decision over Roger Hough in an amateur boxing match in Miami, Florida.
27 In August 1964, Mickey Rourke, fighting as Phil Rourke, won a 3-round decision over Jesus Carranza in an amateur boxing match at the Boys Club of Miami.
28 In 1970, Mickey Rourke, fighting as Phil Rourke, knocked out Ken Jacobs in 14 seconds of an amateur boxing match in Miami Beach, Florida.
29 In 1970, Mickey Rourke, fighting as Phil Rourke, knocked out Paul Malsoh in 29 seconds of an amateur boxing match in Miami, Florida.
30 In 1971, Mickey Rourke, fighting as Phil Rourke, knocked out Leroy Harrington in 15 seconds of an amateur boxing match in Miami, Florida.
31 From 1964-1973, Mickey Rourke compiled an amateur boxing record of 27 wins, 17 by knockout, and 3 defeats.
32 Mickey Rouke defeated Javier Villanueva by decision in a scheduled 3-round amateur boxing match in 1964 at the Boys Club of Miami.
33 On Feb. 15, 1972 at the Boys Club of Miami (Florida), Rourke knocked out Ronald Robinson in 18 seconds of a scheduled 3-round amateur boxing match (147lbs.). Rourke was introduced as Phil Rourke.
34 On Aug.20, 1973 at the Boys Club of Miami (Florida), Rourke climbed off the canvas to knockout 'Sherman "Big Train' Bergman'in 31 seconds of a scheduled 3-round amateur boxing match(147lbs.). Rourke was introduced as Phillip Rourke.
35 On May 7, 1972 at the Boys Club of Miami (Florida), Rourke knocked out John Carver in 39 seconds of a scheduled 3-round amateur boxing match (147lbs.). Rourke was introduced as Phil Rourke.
36 Himself from Miami, turned down the role of Det. Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice (1984), which went to his co-star in Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) Don Johnson. The role was also offered to Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges and Tom Berenger.
37 Engaged to Russian model Anastassija Makarenko [December 8, 2009].
38 Ex-brother-in-law of Ian Feuer and Jordan Otis.
39 In a 2008 interview with rottentomatoes.com, Rourke said his five favorite films were The Deer Hunter (1978), The Godfather (1972) & The Godfather: Part II (1974), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), On the Waterfront (1954) and Gilda (1946).
40 On October 16, 2004, his younger brother, Joey Rourke (born June 25, 1954) died of lung cancer. He was 50 years old. Mickey credited his brother Joey with preventing him from committing suicide in 1998.
41 In October 2001, he paid half a million pounds for a house in County Wicklow in Ireland.
42 Other movies he is alleged to have turned down include 48 Hrs. (1982), Platoon (1986), Top Gun (1986) and Tombstone (1993).
43 Injuries he received as a boxer include a split tongue and a compressed cheekbone. Surgeons rebuilt his nose with cartilage from his ear. His balance also suffers to this day if he is tired or drinks alcohol.
44 On the Waterfront (1954) director Elia Kazan said that Rourke's student audition was the best audition piece he'd seen in 30 years.
45 His father was of half Irish and half German descent, and his mother was of French-Canadian, English, and a small amount of German, ancestry. Mickey's and Mickey's father's middle name, "Andre", was the surname of Mickey's paternal grandmother.
46 Turned down lead roles in Highlander (1986), The Untouchables (1987) and Rain Man (1988).
47 Was great friends with Bullet (1996) co-star and rapper Tupac Shakur, and Leonard Termo.
48 Was offered a role in Revolver (2005), but turned it down to do Domino (2005).
49 In its obituary of poet Charles Bukowski, the screenwriter of Barfly (1987), "The New York Post" used a photo of Rourke as Henry Chinaski in the film instead of a photo of the poet himself.
50 Is a good friend of French singer and painter Tristan, who designed, among other things, the "tiger jacket" Rourke wears in Homeboy (1988).
51 Was considered for a role in Inglourious Basterds (2009).
52 Turned down Bruce Willis' role in Pulp Fiction (1994) to write and star in F.T.W. (1994).
53 Was originally cast as "Stuntman Mike" in Death Proof (2007).
54 Has admitted in interviews that he only did Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) for the money.
55 Was considered for the role of Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
56 Visited former World Middleweight Boxing Champion Carlos Monzón while Monzón was in prison for murder in Argentina. The two reportedly boxed an exhibition.
57 As a boxer, his nickname was "El Marielito".
58 Used to co-own a very tiny soda fountain/ice cream/magazine stand in Beverly Hills with his hairdresser pal Giuseppe Franco called Mickey & Joey's.
59 On Dec. 12, 1993 he knocked-out Terry Jesmer in Spain in 4 rounds.
60 On Nov. 20, 1993, he knocked-out Thomas McCoy in 3 rounds in Germany.
61 On June 3, 1992 he knocked-out Darrell Miller in one round in Japan.
62 Sparred with world champions James Toney and Carlos Monzón.
63 As an amateur boxer, put together a knockout streak of 12 straight.
64 Retired from boxing undefeated after boxing a draw with "Irish" Sean Gibbons in Davie, Florida in 1994.
65 Made his professional boxing debut on May 23, 1991 in Florida by winning a 4 round decision over Steve Powell.
66 Was trained by Sandra Seacat.
67 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.
68 Grew up in the tough Miami area known as Liberty City.
69 Was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in L.A. His reps said it was for an allergic reaction to cough syrup he was taking to battle the flu. Rourke was released a few hours later. [April 1999]
70 Walked off the set of Luck of the Draw (2000) when the producers refused to let him include his pet chihuahua in the movie. [August 1999]
71 Has an younger sister named Patty, a younger half-brother named Joey Rourke, and six step-siblings.
72 Used to own a gym in West Hollywood called Shapiro.
73 Arrested by the LAPD and charged with spousal abuse. [July 1994]
74 Filmed a role in The Thin Red Line (1998), that eventually got cut. He gets thanked in the credits.
75 Kim Basinger once called him "The Human Ashtray".
76 Is a motorcycle enthusiast.
77 Became a professional boxer in 1991 but retired in 1995.
78 Has at least seven tatoos including a tiger head with Chinese symbolson his left shoulder, a bulls skull on his right bicep, and a shamrock on his left forearm.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Iron Man 2 (2010) $400,000
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) $2,750,000


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 Muscular physique
2 His 1950s style pompadour
3 His deep voice


Quotes

#Quote
1 [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.
2 [on his first thoughts on The Wrestler (2008)] I didn't really care for the script, but I wanted to work with Darren (Aronofsky) and I kind of thought that whoever wrote the script hadn't spent as much time as I had around these kind of people and he wouldn't have spoken the way the dude was speaking in the screenplay. And so Darren let me rewrite all my part and he put the periods in and crossed the t's. So once we made that change I was OK with it.
3 [on ex-wife Carré Otis] I waited 10 years for her to come back... I won't compromise. Carre was thunder and lightning. If I can't have thunder and lighting then I won't have anything. It'll be a one-night stand here and there, but I'm not going to compromise. I can't.
4 I met Warren Beatty one time and I thought ... "What a creepy puke ass." [1994 interview]
5 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)
6 [on Michael Cimino] Hollywood hung him by his heels and that little prick Robert Downey? He's gotten like a million chances. And you know, the rumors have taken their toll on him. He needs to humble himself like I've had to do. He needs to make a film less than 10 million and show them he can do that. I'd work for scale for him.
7 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?
8 [on his Passion Play (2010) co-star Megan Fox] She is the best young actress I've ever worked with. I don't know if a lot of her films have showcased her acting ability more than, say, being action oriented, but she really stepped up to the plate with this one and was very consistent and professional, beyond her years. At 23, I couldn't do half of what she's doing.
9 (1987 Playboy Interview) Success has changed me in one way, exposed me to a certain level of independence-a kind of selfishness that I'm ashamed of. I got ants in my pants. But the fact is, when I'm working with people I want to, on a project that I respect, I really do love acting. And that's all that matters. It's almost as good as catching somebody with a good left hook.
10 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?
11 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.
12 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.
13 [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.
14 [on Hollywood reaction to The Wrestler (2008)] I got the most touching letters and communiques from everywhere. From Emma Thompson, who I've never met, to Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, and Jon Voight. I got a letter from Kim Basinger, who I hadn't heard from in 20 years. I just thought, "Wow." I mean, for me, I don't think I could've had a better compliment than a few words from Al Pacino.
15 [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.
16 [During his acceptance speech at the 2009 Film Independent Spirit Awards] Eric Roberts is probably the best actor I ever worked with, and I don't know why in the last 15 years, ain't nobody give him a chance to show his s*** again, because whatever he did 15, 20 years ago should be forgiven, and I'm g**d*** serious about that. Eric Roberts is the f***in' man. And, like I got, he deserves a second chance. And I wish there would be one g**d*** filmmaker in this room that would let him fly because the man, he is something else.
17 Hollywood is a very unforgiving place.
18 [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.
19 [on his Oscar nomination for The Wrestler (2008)] In the end, the Oscar should be about the acting. But there is a lot of grey, a lot of politics involved and a lot of interests. I did all I could do. Whatever happens, happens. I want to keep moving forward. There are always things that happen as the years go by, but I can't complain. I'm still standing.
20 My grandmother always said: "God has a plan for all of us." I should have went along with his, not mine, my plan sucked!
21 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.
22 I wasn't in the [19]90s, I was sitting on the bench.
23 [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.
24 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.
25 [on the last moments of his brother Joe's life] I was shaking. I went back in the bedroom and I put my arms around him and said, "Hey, bro. I know how painful it is." I told him how much I loved him and everything. And I said, "If you gotta go somewhere right now," I said, "you go ahead and go there and I'll meet you there later on sometime." I said, 'But if you gotta go now, that's okay, 'cause I'll be okay, you understand?" And he took these weird kind of breaths and died in my arms.
26 My mother gave me away to somebody else-who abused my brother and me for years. And if it goes on for years and years, you're better to take that person outside and put a bullet in the back of their head. Because you don't get over it. You don't get over the Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) that goes on for a decade-plus.
27 [on his losing his brother Joe to cancer] The bravest person I ever met in my life was my brother. And I miss him terribly. I wonder where he is right now. I think about that a lot. I think about if I'm gonna see him again. I think about if he's with me ... I think of him every night. He suffered. He didn't want to go.
28 Cate Blanchett is an actress. Paris Hilton is not.
29 If I wasn't Catholic, I probably would have blown my brains out.
30 [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.
31 [on his comeback with The Wrestler (2008)] The old me wasn't accountable or responsible for anything. There were no rules, and I didn't fear any consequences or repercussions of any kind. I don't want to go back to that dark place because this is my last chance, and I'm not going to get another.
32 [on Keira Knightley] She's a real lady.
33 [on meeting wrestling legend Roddy Piper at a screening of The Wrestler (2008)] He went on to pay us like highest compliments that we could wish for. And actually he got a little emotional about it. And it was kind of like, it was hard holding this guy and hearing him and talking back to him and understanding where he's been-the journey that he's been on and all the others that were like him. Because when your time has come and gone and that's the only thing you know, you can't go and be a goddamn busboy somewhere. You just can't do it. And the options aren't a lot. And it's not very pretty.
34 I remember looking at myself in the mirror and thinking: look at what happened to you. I had blown everything, you know? I lost my credibility, my marriage, my money, my soul. I said to myself, you've got to change. And I realized that the acting was the only thing I had left.
35 [on making Body Heat (1981)] I remember doing the scenes with William Hurt, who was a pretty big movie star at the time. And I'm thinking: "Well, if that's a movie star, I'm not going to have no problem in this town." So, you know, the attitude. It was there from the start.
36 [on making The Wrestler (2008)] I got hurt more in the three months of wrestling than I did in 16 years of boxing.
37 [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.
38 [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!
39 [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.
40 [on making Barfly (1987)] The director [Barbet Schroeder] was kind of an a**hole, but the project was very interesting. 'Charles Bukowski' was on the set. I liked Charlie. Charlie was cool with me. I was never a Bukowski fanatic or anything. I did enjoy reading a few of his books, but, you know, it wasn't like he was Tennessee Williams to me.
41 [on Killshot (2008)] I think that movie is the best work I've done for 15 years.
42 I'm Irish and French.
43 [on hanging out with real-life gangster John Gotti] We were watching a soccer game one time during the World Cup, and Italy and Ireland were playing. I said, "John"-because he, you know, liked to gamble-I said, "I'll take Ireland." And Italy was favored up the ass, right? But Ireland ended up winning the f**king game. And before that I said to John, "What do you want to bet? Ten grand? Whatever? Whatever you want to do." He says, "No, no. I'm never going to take your money. Let's bet watches." Right? I'll tell you something. His friends came over three weeks later and brought me the most beautiful f**king watch I've ever seen. Autographed, "To Mick, All the best. JG."
44 [on working with Anthony Hopkins in Desperate Hours (1990)] I learned a lot watching Tony in action. I mean, here's a guy who's been one of the great actors for years and he's still got the enthusiasm of a kid. He keeps trying to sustain a higher and higher level. You can't tell from looking at him, but try moving him. The guy's strong, he's built like a fire hydrant.
45 [on his decision to do The Wrestler (2008)] When I read the story and then met Darren Aronofsky I knew he was going to make me go to some dark places and it would be painful emotionally and physically. But I'm so glad I did it because it is the best work I've done in the best film of my career.
46 [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.
47 [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.
48 [on his training regime for The Wrestler (2008)] In six months I went from 195 pounds to 230. This was solid muscle. I hired a trainer from the Israeli army, and he was very strict. We trained twice a day with heavy weights, and my eating habits became super-high protein, low carbs, and, let's say, a lot of vitamins.
49 [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.
50 [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.
51 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?
52 [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***.
53 [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.
54 [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.
55 Hollywood's a town built on envy.
56 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.
57 [on fears he may miss out on an Oscar for The Wrestler (2008)] It's voted for by people from the movie business and in the past I've hacked them all off. I was good at that. It came easy to me. I stupidly said acting wasn't a job for a real man. I threatened producers, raged at directors, forgot my agent's name. I really burned my bridges. And a lot of people have long memories.
58 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.
59 [on making Spun (2002)] I couldn't stand making that movie. I hated every second of it.
60 I heard someone say Hollywood's a celebration of mediocrity, which rings pretty true to me.
61 [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.
62 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!
63 [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.
64 For 12 years I was alone, I had lost everything. The three people closest to me-my brother, my grandmother and my ex-wife-were no longer there. I had no real friends. I saw a few girls, Russian strippers mostly, but I wasn't looking for a girlfriend. My wife's name [Carré Otis] was tattooed on my arm. She was the love of my life.
65 Who do I share the good things happening to me with? My dogs, I guess.
66 [on his boxing career] I was fighting guys 15 years younger than me. . . . But I won 10 of 12 fights and had two draws.
67 [on Nicole Kidman's refusal to work with him] If I was Nicole Kidman, I wouldn't want to work with me, either. She'd have to stand up to the plate and get exposed. She wouldn't have known what hit her. I was flat broke at the time. In the Cut (2003) would have been my first big part in a comeback. But it was my fault to put myself in a position where someone like her could dictate whether I worked or not.
68 I always thought I'd accomplish something special. Like robbing a bank.
69 [in 2003, on The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)] It was the most fun I've ever had on a movie. It was one of the happiest times in my life. I was living in New York, and I really enjoyed acting at the time. [pauses] Also, it's funny because that was also the time when I went downhill.
70 (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.
71 [on his earlier success] I didn't have a childhood, really, because I worked my whole life and . . . other reasons. So when I had some success, I went ballistic. That was my childhood, and the party kept going on. I didn't get off my motorcycle for 10 years.
72 [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.
73 I've talked to my priest a lot. I used to have to call him or the shrink when there was an explosion, because I was really good at not talking to anybody until there was an explosion. My priest is this cool Italian from New York. We go down to his basement and he opens the wine. We smoke a cigarette and I have my confession. He sends me upstairs to do my Hail Marys. I mean, I'm no Holy Joe, but I have a strong belief. If I wasn't Catholic I would have blown my brains out. I would pray to God. I would say, "Please, can you send me just a little bit of daylight?" He talked me out of it and we started meeting. His name is Father Pete and he lives in New York. Father Pete put me back on the right track.
74 You get desensitized to pain and for three and a half years I developed these symptoms of brain damage-you forget what you did the night before. You have to get out when the doctors tell you to; otherwise, you're on queer street for the rest of your life. One doctor said to me before a big fight, "our neurological report doesn't look too good." I was like four fights away from a big, big fight and he said, "Mickey, how much are they paying you? Look at your tests-you won't be able to count the money".
75 I lost the house, the wife, the credibility, the entourage. I lost my soul. I was alone ... I'm sort of OK with it now, but the first time I'm in there, pushing a f***ing cart, getting my supper. I used to go to the 24-hour place in gay town, so no one would recognize me. The only thing I could afford was a shrink, so that's where my money went. Three times a week for the first two years. The year after that, twice a week and now I'm down to once a week. I've only missed two appointments in six years.
76 [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.
77 [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.


Pictures

All Mickey Rourke pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Award of Merit Accolade Competition Voice-Over Talent Generation Iron (2013)
2010 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Actor in a Leading Role The Wrestler (2008)
2010 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Villain Iron Man 2 (2010)
2009 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama The Wrestler (2008)
2009 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2009 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2009 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead The Wrestler (2008)
2009 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2009 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2009 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista) The Wrestler (2008)
2009 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year The Wrestler (2008)
2009 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2009 American Riviera Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2008 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Bravest Performance Award The Wrestler (2008)
2008 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role The Wrestler (2008)
2008 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actor of the Year The Wrestler (2008)
2008 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Breakthrough Performance of the Year The Wrestler (2008)
2008 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Lead Performance The Wrestler (2008)
2008 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Performance, Male The Wrestler (2008)
2008 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2006 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Sin City (2005)
2006 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Sin City (2005)
2006 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Sin City (2005)
2005 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Supporting Actor of the Year Sin City (2005)
2005 Audience Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actor Sin City (2005)
1990 Special Mention Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Actor Francesco (1989)
1987 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor Angel Heart (1987)
1983 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor Diner (1982)
1983 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Diner (1982)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 BloodGuts UK Horror Award BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Best Supporting Actor/Actress Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
2011 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Iron Man 2 (2010)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actor of the Decade The Wrestler (2008)
2010 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Actor of the Decade The Wrestler (2008)
2010 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Villain Iron Man 2 (2010)
2009 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role The Wrestler (2008)
2009 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2009 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2009 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2009 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Feature Film The Wrestler (2008)
2009 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role The Wrestler (2008)
2009 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Unforgettable Moment The Wrestler (2008)
2008 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Depiction of Nudity or Sexuality The Wrestler (2008) Marisa Tomei
2008 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Favorite Celebrity of the Year
2008 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama The Wrestler (2008)
2008 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2006 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Sin City (2005) Clive Owen

Jessica Alba

Benicio Del Toro

Brittany Murphy

Rosario Dawson

Elijah Wood

Alexis Bledel

Jamie Thomas King

Bruce Willis

Devon Aoki

Nick Stahl
2006 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Sin City (2005) Jessica Alba

Alexis Bledel

Powers Boothe

Rosario Dawson

Benicio Del Toro

Michael Clarke Duncan

Carla Gugino

Josh Hartnett

Rutger Hauer

Jaime King

Michael Madsen

Brittany Murphy

Clive Owen

Nick Stahl

Bruce Willis

Elijah Wood
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama Sin City (2005)
2005 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Sin City (2005)
1991 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Desperate Hours (1990)
1988 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Barfly (1987)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)
2008 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor The Wrestler (2008)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unhinged 2018/I pre-production Dr. Elder
Tiger 2017/I completed Frank Donovan
WEAPONiZED 2016/I Professor Clarence Peterson
Blunt Force Trauma 2015 Zorringer
War Pigs 2015 Major A.J. Redding
Ashby 2015 Ashby Holt
Skin Traffik 2015 Vogel
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 Marv
Dead in Tombstone 2013 Video Blacksmith
Java Heat 2013 Malik
Black November 2012 Tom Hudson
The Courier 2012 Maxwell
Immortals 2011 King Hyperion
Passion Play 2010 Nate Poole
The Expendables 2010 Tool
Iron Man 2 2010 Ivan Vanko
13 2010/I Jefferson
Rogue Warrior 2009 Video Game Dick Marcinko (voice)
Killshot 2008 Armand 'Blackbird' Degas
The Informers 2008 Peter
The Wrestler 2008 Randy 'The Ram' Robinson
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker 2006 Darrius Sayle
True Crime: New York City 2005 Video Game Terrence Higgins (voice)
Domino 2005 Ed Moseby
Sin City 2005 Marv
Driv3r 2004 Video Game Jericho (voice)
Man on Fire 2004 Jordan Kalfus
Once Upon a Time in Mexico 2003 Billy
Masked and Anonymous 2003 Edmund
Spun 2002 The Cook
Picture Claire 2001 Eddie
The Follow 2001 Short Husband
They Crawl 2001 Tiny Frakes
The Pledge 2001/I Jim Olstad
Enrique Iglesias: Hero 2001 Video short Villian (uncredited)
Get Carter 2000 Cyrus Paice
Animal Factory 2000 Jan the Actress
Shades 1999 Paul S. Sullivan
Shergar 1999 Gavin O'Rourke
Out in Fifty 1999 Jack Bracken
Thursday 1998 Kasarov
Thicker Than Blood 1998 TV Movie Father Frank Larkin
Point Blank 1998 Rudy Ray
Buffalo '66 1998 The Bookie
The Rainmaker 1997 Bruiser Stone
Another Nine & a Half Weeks 1997 John Gray
Double Team 1997 Stavros
Bullet 1996 Butch 'Bullet' Stein
Exit in Red 1996 Ed Altman
Fall Time 1995 Florence
F.T.W. 1994 Frank T. Wells
The Last Outlaw 1993 TV Movie Graff
White Sands 1992 Gorman Lennox
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 1991 Harley Davidson
Desperate Hours 1990 Michael Bosworth
Wild Orchid 1989 James Wheeler
Francesco 1989 Francesco
Homeboy 1988 Johnny Walker
A Prayer for the Dying 1987 Martin Fallon
Barfly 1987 Henry
Angel Heart 1987 Harry Angel
9½ Weeks 1986 John
Year of the Dragon 1985 Stanley White
The Pope of Greenwich Village 1984 Charlie
Rumble Fish 1983 The Motorcycle Boy
Eureka 1983 Aurelio D'Amato
Diner 1982 Robert 'Boogie' Sheftell
Hardcase 1981 TV Movie Perk Dawson
Body Heat 1981 Teddy Lewis
Heaven's Gate 1980 Nick Ray
Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case 1980 TV Movie John Rideout
Fade to Black 1980 Richie
Act of Love 1980 TV Movie Joseph Cybulkowski
City in Fear 1980 TV Movie Tony Pate
1941 1979 Reese
Love in the Hamptons 1976 Video short Swede

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bullet 1996 as 'Sir' Eddie Cook
F.T.W. 1994 story - as 'Sir' Eddie Cook
Homeboy 1988 earlier screenplay - uncredited / written by - as Eddie Cook

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bullet 1996 music supervisor

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death Proof 2007 special thanks
The Thin Red Line 1998 thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Hall of Fame 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
CMT Insider 2009 TV Series Himself
La traversée du désir 2009 Documentary Himself
Prozhektorperiskhilton 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Star Movies: Live from the Red Carpet 2009 TV Movie Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2009 TV Series Himself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Gomorron 2004-2009 TV Series Himself - The Wrestler / Himself - Om Filmen Man on Fire
Charlie Rose 2009 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2009 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet 2009 TV Special Himself
Larry King Live 2009 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2005-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2009 TV Series Himself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Piilokamerapäälliköt 2008 TV Series Himself
Game of the Century 2007 TV Movie Himself
Quelli che... il calcio 2006 TV Series Himself
3rd Irish Film and Television Awards 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Himself
Tout le monde en parle 2005 TV Series Himself
Sin City: The Premiere 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
On a tout essayé 2005 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2005 TV Series Himself
Starz on the Set: Sin City 2005 TV Short documentary Himself
Vengeance Is Mine: Reinventing 'Man on Fire' 2005 Video documentary Himself
La semaine du cinéma 2004 TV Series Himself
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary
Hollywood: Wild in the Streets 1999 Video documentary Himself - Party footage
Champions Forever: The Latin Legends 1997 Himself (uncredited)
Mickey Rourke, Actor or Boxer? 1996 TV Short Himself
The Theory of Obstacles 1996 TV Short Himself
Sorpresa, ¡Sorpresa! 1996 TV Series Himself
The Word 1994 TV Series Himself
Querida Concha 1992 TV Series Himself
Goles son amores 1992 TV Series Himself
Wetten, dass..? 1990 TV Series Himself
Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches 1988 TV Series Himself
All the Way Up 2017 Short Himself
The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest 2016 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Hollywood Banker 2014 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Evening Urgant 2014 TV Series Himself
Generation Iron 2013 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini 2013 Documentary Himself
Fashion News Live 2007-2013 TV Series Himself
Close Up 2013 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Actor
Verry Terry 2012 TV Movie Himself
True Crime: The Movie 2012 Documentary Himself
Sunset Strip 2012 Documentary Himself
I Am Bruce Lee 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2009-2012 TV Series Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
Before the Battle: The Making of' 'The Expendables' 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Gylne tider 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Scream Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself
Iron Man 2: Practical Meets Digital 2010 Video short Himself
Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of 'Iron Man 2' 2010 Video documentary Himself
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2005-2010 TV Series Himself
Mark at the Movies 2010 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Cinema 3 1990-2010 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Be Good Johnny Weir 2010 TV Series Himself
Golden Globes Red Carpet Live 2010 TV Special Himself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Alex Zane's GuestList 2009 TV Series Himself
MMA H.E.A.T. 2009 TV Series Himself
42nd Street: River to River 2009 Documentary Himself
Mentoring Mickey Rourke 2009 Short Himself (voice)
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Hannity 2009 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Day Before 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Loose Women 2009 TV Series Himself
Xposé 2009 TV Series Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Mission Hollywood 2009 TV Series Himself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2009 TV Series Himself
Spike's Guys Choice 2009 TV Special Himself
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
WWE Smackdown! 2009 TV Series Himself
Within the Ring 2009 Video documentary Himself
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz 2009 TV Special Himself
The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania 2009 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the Basement 2013-2015 TV Series Henry / Edmund
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films 2014 Documentary Henry (uncredited)
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema di Venezia 1980-1989 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho 2010 Video Himself
Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon 2010 Video Himself
Richard Roeper & the Movies 2010 TV Series Ivan Vanko Whiplash
WWE Raw 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Quelli che... il calcio 2010 TV Series Himself
VH1 News Presents: Plastic Surgery Obsession 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series Himself
WWE Smackdown! 2009 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2008 TV Series Himself
La Marató 2007 2007 TV Special Harry Angel
Francis Ford Coppola Directs 'John Grisham's The Rainmaker' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Colors en sèrie 2007 TV Series The Motorcycle Boy
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon 2006 TV Special The Motorcycle Boy (uncredited)
Dateline NBC 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
I Am a Bounty Hunter: Domino Harvey's Life 2006 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
80s 2005 TV Series documentary John
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series
On Location in Tulsa: The Making of 'Rumble Fish' 2005 Video short Himself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Sexes 2005 TV Series John
E! 101 Most Starlicious Makeovers 2004 TV Movie documentary HImself
Die Geschichte des erotischen Films 2004 TV Movie documentary
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003 Video documentary John (uncredited)
Celebrity Naked Ambition 2003 TV Movie documentary
Sendung ohne Namen 2003 TV Series documentary Robert Sheftell
I Drink, I Gamble and I Write: The Making of Barfly 2002 Video documentary short Henry Chinaski
E! True Hollywood Story 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
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