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Mickey Rourke’s Comeback - Video
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Posted on 01/12/2009 8:09:56 AM PST by JoeProBono

Remember when Mickey Rourke was hot? Check him out in the photo above from when he made 9 1/2 Weeks with Kim Basinger. Rent the movie. Watch it. Then tell me the dude wasn’t hot. He specialized as the dashing bad boy and never struck me as the type to do whatever he’s done to his face. He seemed to not care about his looks. He was ruggedly handsome and was into boxing and living on the edge. Apparently he cared more than it seemed he did. Then he kind of disappeared from the movie scene for a while. He’s been making a remarkable comeback lately. Just last night he won a Golden Globe for his starring role in The Wrestler and is said to be a contender for an Oscar.

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1 posted on 01/12/2009 8:09:56 AM PST by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 01/12/2009 8:14:25 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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I only remember him from the popcorn scene in Diner.


3 posted on 01/12/2009 8:16:06 AM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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4 posted on 01/12/2009 8:16:13 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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Funny. I saw “9-1/2 Weeks” back in the day, and distinctly remember thinking that Kim was MUCH hotter than he was.


5 posted on 01/12/2009 8:17:27 AM PST by willgolfforfood
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To: dfwgator
DINER

6 posted on 01/12/2009 8:18:19 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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7 posted on 01/12/2009 8:22:13 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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8 posted on 01/12/2009 8:28:43 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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9 posted on 01/12/2009 8:30:51 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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10 posted on 01/12/2009 8:32:53 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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To: JoeProBono

Get “The Pope of Greenwich Village” and watch him and over-the-top Eric Roberts give great performances as neighborhood thugs/losers who try and dodge Mafia vengeance.

How do you take revenge on a waiter? Cut his thumbs off (try balancing a tray now!)


11 posted on 01/12/2009 8:33:00 AM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: JoeProBono
I thought Rourke's acting career was over. Then this morning I see his name scroll by while watching President Bush's press conf!

I hope the pre wrestler Rourke is back..and that he got some of that bizarre plastic surgery dealt with.

I think I'll rent 9 1/2 Weeks again. :)

12 posted on 01/12/2009 8:38:25 AM PST by sweet_diane (I have no problem w/ the color of his skin... it's the content of his character that bothers me!)
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oops..pre BOXER not wrestler....


13 posted on 01/12/2009 8:38:51 AM PST by sweet_diane (I have no problem w/ the color of his skin... it's the content of his character that bothers me!)
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14 posted on 01/12/2009 8:41:41 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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God bless you Mickey.

Been a long road since Club Deuce days hoss.


15 posted on 01/12/2009 8:44:25 AM PST by wardaddy (Monarchists for Palin 2012)
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16 posted on 01/12/2009 8:44:51 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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and btw..he’s pretty common sense conservolibertarian too!


17 posted on 01/12/2009 8:45:09 AM PST by wardaddy (Monarchists for Palin 2012)
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18 posted on 01/12/2009 8:48:59 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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19 posted on 01/12/2009 8:50:21 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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that's good to know wardaddy!

I'm really glad to see Mickey Rourke back on track. I watched the video interview on the link and it was good hearing from him.

To be honest, I had become embarassed to say I was a fan of his!

20 posted on 01/12/2009 8:50:32 AM PST by sweet_diane (I have no problem w/ the color of his skin... it's the content of his character that bothers me!)
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To: JoeProBono

Did you read the Examiner article on him and his dogs? Priceless!


21 posted on 01/12/2009 8:52:06 AM PST by Dysart (Socialism=Vomit Carnage)
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22 posted on 01/12/2009 8:52:52 AM PST by lewisglad
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To: Oatka

Great movie. Along with Barfly!


23 posted on 01/12/2009 8:52:53 AM PST by Always Independent
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Mickey Rourke wins Best Actor at Golden Globes and thanks his dogs in acceptance speech

"She’s like a giant Xanax, you know? I’m not going to get religious on your ass, but I truly believe God created dogs for a cause. They are the greatest companions a man could ever have."

Yes, we do know, Mickey. Congratulations on your win.

24 posted on 01/12/2009 8:54:24 AM PST by Dysart (Socialism=Vomit Carnage)
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25 posted on 01/12/2009 9:00:15 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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26 posted on 01/12/2009 9:10:55 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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Not only does this woman think he was far from ‘hot’, she also thinks he looks like he has a sourball in his mouth and is perpetually constipated.
Squinty-eyed, smirking men aren’t my definition of ‘hot’.


27 posted on 01/12/2009 9:23:24 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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Mickey Rourke wins Best Actor at Golden Globes and thanks his dogs in acceptance speech

Mickey Rourke won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama at the Golden Globes this evening for his lead role in The Wrestler.

He gave a surprisingly eloquent and heartfelt speech, noting that he is not used to speaking in public and that he was almost "out of the business" (Hollywood) a few years ago. (The critics are calling his speech "interesting.")

Rourke thanked his agent, producers, co-stars, etc. and then he asked the audience if he could thank his dogs--both the ones that are still with him now, and those that had passed on.

Sometimes when you're alone, all you got is your dog and they meant the world to me. --Mickey Rourke, during his acceptance speech for Best Actor at the Golden Globes.

I bet nobody's ever thanked their dog before at the Golden Globes, and I admire that Mickey Rourke did. He expressed the immense love and gratitude we feel towards our dogs who give us unconditional love, companionship and loyalty. (Not to mention regular laughs.)

Sometimes when you're alone, all you got is your dog and they meant the world to me. --Mickey Rourke

Below, watch video of Mickey Rourke at the Venice Film Festival last year. He brought his 16 year-old Chihuahua terrier mix, Loki with him onto the red carpet.

"My dog is very old, she is 16 and she is not going to be around for long so I want to spend every moment with her," he told Reuters.

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28 posted on 01/12/2009 9:24:36 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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Clint and Kurt Russell are squnity eyed.


29 posted on 01/12/2009 9:26:39 AM PST by wardaddy (Monarchists for Palin 2012)
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"Squinty-eyed, smirking men aren’t my definition of ‘hot’."

But he loves dogs

30 posted on 01/12/2009 9:26:54 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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One of my most favorite movies EVAH.


31 posted on 01/12/2009 9:57:13 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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"Squinty-eyed, smirking men aren’t my definition of ‘hot’."


32 posted on 01/12/2009 10:01:24 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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From what I have read, he had a facelift that changed his appearance quite a bit (a lot like Kenny Rogers facelift).


33 posted on 01/12/2009 10:01:45 AM PST by BansheeBill
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I still have 9 1/2 weeks on VHS and yes he was hot! Reminds me of Dennis Hopper in that David Lynch took a chance on Hopper in Blue Velvet. No one wanted to work with Hopper anymore in Hollywood.

Glad Rourke is back and I hope he wins the Oscar.

34 posted on 01/12/2009 10:03:42 AM PST by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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35 posted on 01/12/2009 10:19:00 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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36 posted on 01/12/2009 10:26:00 AM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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He made the mistake of getting talked into cheek implants because of some nerve damage he got boxing. The implants caused an allergic reaction which actually caused his cheeks to explode. He has been suffering from and attempting to correct the damage ever since.

His erratic behavior from the pain medicine and his heroin addiction made him uninsurable for over ten years.

Also...all actors are nuts.

37 posted on 01/12/2009 10:39:29 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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Rourke's point...which he has made many times...is that when you have run everyone who has ever loved you out of your life and you're left alone at the end of it, the only creatures left on earth who will love you are your dogs. He is acknowledging his mistakes and I hope there's enough remaining of his brain to make it all the way back. Bless him.
38 posted on 01/12/2009 10:46:28 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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I don’t think either of those guys is ‘hot’ either.
Now Brendan Fraser- especially circa. ‘ George of the Jungle’-OMG. Older- Sean Connery. Mel Gibson,Braveheart!!
Rutger Hauer young. Mark Hamill in Empire-sigh.
Shemar Moore. I could go on- but not many that are considered ‘sexy’ and ‘hot’ by the MSM do a thing for me.


39 posted on 01/12/2009 12:43:06 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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He loves his dog, and isn’t afraid to show it to the world. BRAVO! He gets my vote as a good person for that. I don’t trust people who don’t like dogs- or who dogs don’t like.
So I’d probably walk my maltepoo with Rourke, but the physical attraction would be -0.


40 posted on 01/12/2009 12:46:31 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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The Wrestler - Official Trailer
41 posted on 01/12/2009 1:07:55 PM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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"the physical attraction would be -0."

Mickey Rourke

42 posted on 01/12/2009 1:18:07 PM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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I have an Academy screener of “The Wrestler”. I love it. I have loved him since “Body Heat”. I hope his comeback sticks.


43 posted on 01/12/2009 1:41:13 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: JoeProBono
I'm so confused. I thought this guy on the house makeover show was Mickey Rourke ... with a terrific plastic surgery job ... now you tell me it isn't. HELP!


44 posted on 01/12/2009 2:26:45 PM PST by Daffynition ("Beauty is in the sty of the beholder." ~ Joe 6-pack)
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Wrong guy


45 posted on 01/12/2009 2:34:03 PM PST by JoeProBono (Apparitions are in the eye of the beholder)
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You don’t think Clint Eastwood or Kurt Russell are handsome.

Most women do. I’ve heard many say so.


46 posted on 01/12/2009 2:37:09 PM PST by wardaddy (Monarchists for Palin 2012)
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To: JoeProBono
F-A-I-L

He didn't appear on the Hawaiian shirt thread...so cannot be even considered ...these are all the same guy ...they just keep changing the glasses


47 posted on 01/12/2009 2:46:01 PM PST by Daffynition ("Beauty is in the sty of the beholder." ~ Joe 6-pack)
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Ah, the Kenmore...

Those were the days.


48 posted on 01/12/2009 2:52:05 PM PST by Mojave (http://barackobamajokes.googlepages.com/obama_funny)
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To: JoeProBono

Thank you for the pic. Perhaps Hopper played some part in Rourke’s comeback.


49 posted on 01/12/2009 3:05:55 PM PST by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: JoeProBono
I consider The Pope of Greenwich Village a classic.

He, Eric Roberts and Darryl Hannah.
Great supporting cast in Geraldine Page, M Emmet Walsh, Burt Young.

"CHARLIE!!! THEY TOOK MY THUMB!!!"

What a great movie.

50 posted on 01/12/2009 3:20:50 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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