One of the most famous, and the scandalous Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke was born September 16, 1952 in New York. The future actor was born in a family that has a French and Irish roots, adhering to the Catholic faith. In his youth he was actively engaged in baseball and boxing. He was very aggressive guy, so friends advised him an excellent choice to exit all anger - boxing ring. As a result, he became a guest of the boxing hall in Miami Beach. In the first period of his career as a boxer, he had a mean weight of 47 fights, however, received a severe concussion has decided to do away with it. After completing high school, Mickey Rourke started attending drama class. And, by taking part in the play "high supervision", he always fell in love with his acting work.
Mickey Rourke - the beginning of a stellar career
In 1975, the future famous actor broke completely with his former way of life and moved to New York to become a famous actor. Unfortunately, here he did not work, so after three years, he moved to Los Angeles. But there is an unknown young actor absolutely no one wants to take. The revolution in life occurred after he was noticed by Steven Spielberg who invites Mickey Rourke as an extra in the picture "1941". After that, the life of the young actor came a few small roles in the following films: "Care in black" and "Gates of Paradise". He also starred in three different films. "City of Fear", where he was assigned the role of the killer; "The Power of Love," where he played a motorcyclist who suffers from paralysis of the lower limbs; "Violence and Marriage", where he got the main role. One day one of his rehearsals came the famous film director Lawrence Kasdan, who invited the young actor role in "Body Heat." Thus, for Mickey Rourke began his stellar career.
Mickey Rourke - gaining popularity
For the first time Mickey Rourke lit noticeable to the audience in 1983 when he took part in the film "Fight the fish." In addition, with him starring Nicolas Cage and Matt Dillon. Great success for the actor came three years later, starred in the famous film "9 1/2 Weeks." This picture has become a real classic of the genre, and directly himself Mickey Rourke took his place among the world stars. Just after this role, the actor was a real dream for all women. Some time later, Mickey Rourke has played perhaps one of his best roles of his career - a private detective in the film "Angel Heart", where his partner Charlotte Rampling steel and Robert DeNiro. As a result, at the end of the 1980s he became one of the most popular and highly paid actors in Hollywood.
The most notable role of Mickey Rourke
In 1990, Mickey Rourke starred in the well-known erotic melodrama "Wild Orchid" simultaneously with Carre Otis, which, by the way, he picked yourself on the casting. Also one of the most prominent roles, which could summarize the glorious period of the Hollywood actor, was the work in the film "Bullet", which was released in 1996. In the future, all the roles have been relatively unsuccessful. One of them - is the work of the second part of "9 1/2 Weeks", which was a failure. In 2003, he starred in the project "Once in Mexico", and after that, in the movie "Aerobatics". In 2006, he was marked by the role in the movie "Sin City" and "Domino." In 2009, he starred in the sports drama "The Wrestler", after which was nominated for an Oscar.
Life Mickey Rourke
All his life Mickey Rourke has been married twice. His first wife was the Debra Feuer, with which the marriage lasted from 1982 to 1989, however, they have lived together for only three years. In 1992, he married Carrie Otis, who, incidentally, was his partner in the film "Wild Orchid." They divorced in 1998.
Interesting facts from the life of Mickey Rourke
One day, Mickey Rourke has managed to become the culprit of the scandal that took place in the British parliament, alleging that he listed the amount of money to the Irish Republican Army.
Story goes that the actor and his friend Jean-Claude Van Damme perpetrated a mass brawl in a bar. The real cause of the conflict is unknown.
Every morning, a famous actor uses fresh carrot juice, which is idle for no more than 6 minutes.
Mickey Rourke - day today
Today, Mickey Rourke at the hearing, many directors, so involved in several interesting projects. Each of his new role attracted due attention. For example, in 2010 he co-starred once in three acclaimed films, "Iron Man 2", "The Expendables" and "Thirteen." And in 2011, he starred as the king Hyperion in the movie "Immortals." Already at the end of 2011, he received one of the highest honors in today's Hollywood. He left imprints of their own hands, as well as shoes in the cement in front of the world-famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.