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The most recent Mickey Rourke biography is published on the main page.

Biography #2 (for Man on Fire)

Mickey Rourke's film credits include 91/2 WEEKS, YEAR OF THE DRAGON, BARFLY and ANGEL HEART. He came to the attention of Hollywood with his role as a professional arsonist in Lawrence Kasdan's BODY HEAT, and as a debt-ridden hair dresser in Barry Levinson's DINER.

A role as Motorcycle Boy in Francis Ford Coppola's screen version of S.E. Hinton's RUMBLEFISH led to his first starring role in Paul Mauzursky's THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, opposite Eric Roberts.


Born and raised in the Liberty City section of Miami, Florida, Rourke showed early athletic promise in both baseball and boxing. He studied acting in New York with Sandra Seacat and appeared in a number of Off-Broadway productions before moving to Los Angeles.

Bio courtesy Fox for "Man on Fire" (08-Jun-2004)

Biography #3 (for Once Upon a Time in Mexico)

Mickey Rourke was born in Schenectady, New York. After moving to Los Angeles, Rourke made a series of television appearances before landing key supporting roles in Lawrence Kasdan's sexy film noir Body Heat and in Barry Levinson's ensemble ‘50s comedy Diner.

Rourke went on to deliver intense performances in such films as The Pope of Greenwich Village and Angel Heart, and he showcased his charisma in the steamy romance 9 ½ Weeks. Rourke earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of Faye Dunaway's drunken sidekick in Barfly, as well as the likeable but crooked attorney in the film adaptation of John Grisham's novel The Rainmaker. He has recently been seen in The Pledge, Get Carter, Out in Fifty, Shades, The Animal Factory, Spun, They Crawl and Masked & Anonymous.

Other feature film credits include Desperate Hours, White Sands and Johnny Handsome.

Bio courtesy Columbia Pictures for "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" (01-Jan-2000)