Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke Tribeca 2009 Shankbone.jpg
Rourke at the 2009 premiere of City Island
Philip Andre Rourke Jr.

(1952-09-16) September 16, 1952 (age 66)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.[1]
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Other namesEddie Cook

Plastic Man

Sargent Surgery
OccupationActor, boxer, screenwriter, music supervisor
Years activeActor (1979–present)
Boxer (1991–94; 2014)
Debra Feuer (m. 1981–1989)

Carré Otis (m. 1992–1998)
Partner(s)Anastassija Makarenko (2009– ?)

Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke Jr. (k/; born September 16, 1952),[2] 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 had trained as a boxer in his early years—left acting and became a professional boxer for a time.[3]

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. It was around this time that Rourke suffered from the first of his botched cosmetic surgeries after enduring fractures of the nose and cheek bones.

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. In the 2008 film The Wrestler, Rourke portrayed a past-his-prime wrestler; for his work in the film, Rourke received a 2009 Golden Globe award, a BAFTA award, and an Academy Award nomination.[4] 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.

Early life

Philip Andre Rourke Jr. was born in Schenectady, New York,[2] the son of Annette (née Cameron) and Philip Andre Rourke. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother had Scottish, French, English, and German ancestry.[5][6] He was raised Roman Catholic and still practices his faith.[7][8][9] His father, an amateur body builder, left the family when Mickey was six years old.[10] After his parents divorced, his mother married Eugene Addis, a Miami Beach police officer with five sons, and moved Rourke, his younger brother (Joey), and their sister (Patricia) to South Florida.[11] There, he graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School in 1971.[12]

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