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Mickey Rourke

One of the few true method actors of today and a graduate of New York's Actor's Studio, Mickey Rourke is this generations' classic working actor. Rourke launched his acting career with roles in 1941, Heaven's Gate, and Body Heat.

His career has been defined by his performances in 9 ½ Weeks, Barfly, Angel Heart, Year of the Dragon, Pope of Greenwich Village, Rumblefish and Diner. Other notable appearances include Sean Penn's The Pledge, Steve Buscemi's Animal Factory, Wong Kar Wai's BMW short film The Follow, Francis Ford Coppola's Rain Maker opposite Matt Damon, Jonas Akerlund's cult hit Spun, and Robert Rodriguez' Once Upon A Time in Mexico.

Mickey was most recently in Tony Scott's blistering hardboiled revenge film Man on Fire, opposite Denzel Washington. He stars in the upcoming Sin City for co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, based on the classic graphic novel.

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Mickey Rourke Facts

Birth NamePhilip Andre Rourke Jr.
BirthdaySeptember 16, 1956 (67)
BirthplaceSchenectady, New York, USA
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Mickey Rourke compared to you?
Awards2009 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (for The Wrestler)
2009 BAFTA Awards: Actor in a Leading Role (for The Wrestler)

Selected Filmography

Iron Man 2
Man On Fire
The Last Outlaw
Black November
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
The Expendables
The Wrestler
Rumble Fish
John Grisham's The Rainmaker
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