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Mickey Rourke most recently starred in Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, which was awarded the Gold Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Rourke’s performance in the film garnered widespread acclaim, typified by Variety’s words that Rourke “creates a galvanizing, humorous, deeply moving portrait that instantly takes [its] place among the great, iconic screen performances.” The performance also earned him nominations for Best Actor for both the Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Awards.

Rourke’s career is one marked by his ability to create riveting performances and leave indelible impressions on audiences. His impressive feature credits include director Gregor Jordan’s The Informers, as well as John Madden’s Killshot, Tony Scott’s Domino, Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City, Tony Scott’s Man on Fire, Larry Charles’ Masked and Anonymous, Robert Rodriguez’s Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Steve Buscemi’s Animal Factory, and Francis Ford Coppola’s The Rainmaker.

More than a mere celebrity, Rourke earned a place for himself in Hollywood with his stellar ability to leave audiences with indelible impressions in earlier films, including Michael Cimino’s Desperate Hours, Alan Parker’s Angel Heart, Mike Hodges’ A Prayer for the Dying, Adrian Lyne’s Nine ½ Weeks, Michael Cimino’s Year of the Dragon, Stuart Rosenberg’s The Pope of Greenwich Village, Barry Levinson’s Diner, Lawrence Kasdan’s Body Heat, Francis Ford Coppola’s Rumble Fish, Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate and Stephen Spielberg’s 1941.