Mickey Rourke

Actor, Boxer, Nightclub bouncer
Though he emerged onto the film landscape loaded with talent and promise, actor Mickey Rourke squandered what could have been a long, prominent career, thanks to hubris and his combative nature. Rourke first made his ... Read more »
Born: 09/16/1952 in Schenectady, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (80)

Ashby 2015 (Movie)

Ashby Hall (Actor)

Black November 2015 (Movie)

Tom Hudson (Actor)

Blunt Force Trauma 2015 (Movie)

Zorringer (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Skin Traffik 2014 (Movie)

Vogel (Actor)

The Storm 2014 (Movie)

(in talks) (Actor)

War Pigs 2014 (Movie)

Major A.J. Redding (Actor)

Generation Iron 2013 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Java Heat 2013 (Movie)

Malik (Actor)

I Am Bruce Lee 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

13 2011 (Movie)

Jefferson (Actor)

Immortals 2011 (Movie)

King Hyperion (Actor)

Passion Play 2011 (Movie)

Nate Poole (Actor)

Scream 2010 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Courier 2011 (Movie)

Maxwell (Actor)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

Ivan Vanko (Actor)

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The British Academy Film Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Expendables 2010 (Movie)

Tool (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Killshot 2009 (Movie)

Armand "the Blackbird" Degas (Actor)

The Barbara Walters Oscar Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Informers 2009 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

The Wrestler 2008 (Movie)

Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Actor)

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker 2006 (Movie)

Darrius Sayle (Actor)

Domino 2005 (Movie)

Ed Mosbey (Actor)

Sin City 2005 (Movie)

Marv (Actor)

Man on Fire 2004 (Movie)

Jordan (Actor)

Masked & Anonymous 2003 (Movie)

The President (Actor)

Once Upon a Time in Mexico 2003 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Spun 2003 (Movie)

The Cook (Actor)

The Pledge 2001 (Movie)

Jim Olstand (Actor)

They Crawl 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Get Carter 2000 (Movie)

Cyrus Paice (Actor)

Picture Claire 2000 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Shergar 2000 (Movie)

Gavin O'Rourke (Actor)

Mickey Rourke: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Shades 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Buffalo '66 1998 (Movie)

The Bookie (Actor)

Harley Mania 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Out in Fifty 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Point Blank 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Thursday 1998 (Movie)

Kasarov (Actor)

Another Nine and a Half Weeks 1997 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Bullet 1997 (Movie)

Bullet (Actor)

Double Team 1997 (Movie)

Stavros (Actor)

Exit in Red 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

John Grisham's The Rainmaker 1997 (Movie)

Bruiser Stone (Actor)

The Rodman World Tour 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Fall Time 1994 (Movie)

Florence (Actor)

The Last Outlaw 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Ride 1994 (Movie)

Frank T Wells (Actor)

White Sands 1992 (Movie)

Gorman Lennox (Actor)

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 1991 (Movie)

Harley Davidson (Actor)

Desperate Hours 1990 (Movie)

Michael Bosworth (Actor)

Wild Orchid 1990 (Movie)

Wheeler (Actor)

Francesco 1989 (Movie)

Francesco (Actor)

Johnny Handsome 1989 (Movie)

John Seldey (Actor)

Homeboy 1988 (Movie)

Johnny Walker (Actor)

A Prayer for the Dying 1987 (Movie)

Martin Fallon (Actor)

Angel Heart 1987 (Movie)

Harry Angel (Actor)

Barfly 1987 (Movie)

Henry Chinaski (Actor)

9 1/2 Weeks 1986 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Year of the Dragon 1985 (Movie)

Stanley White (Actor)

Eureka 1984 (Movie)

Aureliio D'Amato (Actor)

The Pope of Greenwich Village 1984 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Rumble Fish 1983 (Movie)

Motorcycle Boy (Actor)

Diner 1982 (Movie)

Robert "Boogie" Sheftell (Actor)

Hardcase 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Act of Love 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Body Heat 1981 (Movie)

Teddy Lewis (Actor)

Fade to Black 1980 (Movie)

Richie (Actor)

Heaven's Gate 1980 (Movie)

Nick Ray (Actor)

1941 1979 (Movie)

Reese (Actor)

Animal Factory (TV Show)

Actor

City in Fear (TV Show)

Actor

Thicker Than Blood (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Homeboy 1988 (Movie)

(From Story)

Biography

Though he emerged onto the film landscape loaded with talent and promise, actor Mickey Rourke squandered what could have been a long, prominent career, thanks to hubris and his combative nature. Rourke first made his presence known with a scene-stealing turn as an arsonist in the erotic noir "Body Heat" (1981) before spending the next few years playing roles that would be looked back upon as the genesis of his greatness. His performances in "Diner" (1982) and "Rumble Fish" (1983) were clear signs that the world was witnessing the emergence of another James Dean or Robert De Niro. But by the time he starred opposite the latter in "Angel Heart" (1987), Rourke was well on his way to career obscurity and had no one to blame but himself. Even as a struggling actor, Rourke ran afoul of many co-stars and directors, while not taking seriously the business side of making good in Hollywood, leading to often disastrous parts in films like "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man" (1991) and "Double Team" (1997). But after coming to his senses - particularly when he failed to rekindle his boxing career - Rourke reemerged in several small but prominent turns, culminating in a full-fledged career comeback with his acclaimed performances in "Sin City" (2005) and "The Wrestler" (2008). Thanks to his resurgence, Rourke was able to secure roles in blockbusters like "Iron Man 2" (2010) and "The Expendables" (2010), which helped rekindle his long-diminished promise.

Relationships

Gene Addis

Step-Father
Married Rourke's mother c. 1963 was a strict disciplinarian Rourke's mother later divorced him

Terry Farrell Actor

Companion
Briefly dated in the early 1990s played Jadzia Dax in the syndicated series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"

Debra Feuer Actor

Wife
Married Jan. 31, 1981 Divorced 1989

Irson Kudikova

Companion
Engaged to marry as of March 2009 no longer together

Anastassija Makarenko

Companion
Dating as of January 2010

Carre Otis Actor

Wife
Acted together in "Wild Orchid" (1990) and "Exit in Red" (1996) Married June 26, 1992 Rourke arrested 1994 for spousal abuse, but charges were dropped after couple reconciled Divorced December 1998

Philip Rourke

Father
Divorced from Rourke's mother

Ann Rourke

Mother
Divorced from Rourke's father remarried divorced second husband

Joey Rourke

Brother
Younger

Patty Rourke

Sister
Older

EDUCATION

Miami Beach Senior High School

Miami Beach , Florida

Lee Strasburg Academy Actor's Studio

New York , New York

Milestones

2011

Cast as the ruthless King Hyperion in "Immortals"

2010

Cast as villain Ivan Vanko (aka 'Whiplash') opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Jon Favreau's "Iron Man 2"

2010

Co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in "The Expendables," an 80s-style action adventure about a group of mercenaries who attempt to overthrow a South American dictator; film featured a Who's Who of action stars including Bruce Willis, Jet Li, and Arnold Sc

2009

Joined an ensemble cast for "The Informers"; based on a collection of short stories by Bret Easton Ellis

2008

Portrayed professional wrestler Randy 'The Ram' Robinson in Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler"; earned SAG and Academy Award nominations for Best Actor

2006

Cast in "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker" based on Stormbreaker, the first novel in the Alex Rider series

2005

Starred in the Robert Rodriguez directed ensemble "Sin City," based on the popular graphic novels by Frank Miller

2005

Played fellow bounty hunter in Tony Scott's "Domino," starring Keira Knightley as Domino Harvey

2004

First collaboration with director Tony Scott, playing a small role in "Man on Fire"

2003

First collaboration with director Robert Rodriguez, "Once Upon a Time in Mexico"

2001

Appeared in the Sean Penn directed "The Pledge"

2000

Appeared virtually unrecognizable as a transvestite prison inmate in the Steve Buscemi directed "Animal Factory"

1998

Turned in effective cameo as a bookie in Vincent Gallo's directing debut "Buffalo 66"

1998

Portrayed a priest in the TNT telefilm "Thicker Than Blood"

1998

Had prominent roles in two direct-to-video releases, "Thursday" and "Point Blank"

1997

Reprised his 1986 character for "Another Nine and a Half Weeks"

1997

Starred opposite then-wife Carre Otis in the TV-movie "Exit in Red" (TMC)

1997

Delivered a well received performance as ambulance-chasing lawyer Bruiser Stone in John Grisham's "The Rainmaker"

1995

Played title role of "Bullet" opposite the late Tupac Shakur; also received a writing credit as 'Sir' Eddie Cook

1993

Returned to TV as star of the made-for-cable Western "The Last Outlaw" (HBO)

1991

Attempted to lighten screen image with the misfire "Harley Davidson & the Marlboro Man"

1991

Made professional boxing debut (billed as Marielito), scoring a unanimous decision over Steve Powell (May 23)

1990

Third film with Cimino, the remake of "Desperate Hours"

1990

Returned to the world of obsessive love with the bomb "Wild Orchid"; starred opposite then-wife Carre Otis

1989

Provoked controversy when he disclosed that he had donated part of his fee for playing St Francis of Assisi in "Francesco" to the IRA

1988

Received "from story" credit for "Homeboy," a downbeat tale of aging alcoholic boxer in which he also starred

1987

Played boozy, lowlife (based on writer Charles Bukowski) with comic bravado in Barbet Schroeder's "Barfly"

1987

Portrayed two-bit private eye in Alan Parker's controversial "Angel Heart"

1986

Acted opposite Kim Basinger in Adrian Lyne's saga of sexual obsession "Nine 1/2 Weeks"

1985

Re-teamed with Cimino for "Year of the Dragon" (scripted by Oliver Stone)

1984

Starred as Irish tough Charlie Moran in "The Pope of Greenwich Village" alongside Daryl Hannah and Eric Roberts

1983

Portrayed Motorcycle Boy in Francis Ford Coppola's "Rumble Fish"

1982

Earned critical praise for his role as Boogie, the soft-talking beautician, in Barry Levinson's "Diner"

1980

Starred opposite Linda Hamilton in the based-on-fact TV-movie "Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case" (CBS)

1980

Acted in Michael Cimino's studio-breaking "Heaven's Gate"

1980

Made TV acting debut as a psychotic murderer in the ABC movie "City in Fear"

1980

Made initial onscreen impact as the arsonist in "Body Heat"

1979

Feature film debut in Steven Spielberg's "1941"

1978

Relocated to Los Angeles

1963

Moved with his mother to Miami at age ten

Moved to NYC to pursue an acting career

Stage debut in revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge"

Fought in amateur boxing matches during the 1970s

Bonus Trivia

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Mr. Rourke's birthyear was variously given as 1950, 1952, 1953 and 1956.

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