Mickey Rourke

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Philip Andre Rourke Jr.
  • Birth Place: Schenectady, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/16/1952, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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Mickey Rourke Fast Facts:
  • After his parents divorced in 1959, moved with his mother to Miami Beach, where he took up boxing.
  • Attended the Actors Studio in New York and was a student of the acclaimed acting teacher Lee Strasberg.
  • While waiting for his big break, held various positions to pay the bills, including pretzel vendor and Good Humor Man.
  • First film role was as Pvt. Reese in Steven Spielberg's 1941.
  • After a falling out in Hollywood because of a reputation for being difficult to work with, became a professional boxer from 1991 to '95.
  • Once co-owned a small street-side stand with his hairdresser called Mickey & Joey's that sold magazines, ice cream and soda-fountain drinks in Beverly Hills.
  • Mickey Rourke Relationships:
  • Ann Rourke - Mother
  • Joey Rourke - Brother
  • Anastassija Makarenko - Significant Other
  • Debra Feuer - Ex-wife
  • Patty Rourke - Sister
  • Philip A. Rourke - Father
  • Carre Otis - Ex-wife
  • Eugene Addis - Stepfather
  • Mickey Rourke Awards:
  • 2008 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actor - Winner
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 2008 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee

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