Mickey Rourke


Mickey Rourke

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2009

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Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke, Jr. (born September 16, 1952) is a SAG award-winning, BAFTA Award - and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who has appeared primarily as a leading man in action, drama and thriller films.

Trained as a boxer in his early years, Rourke had a short stint as a pro fighter in the 1990s. He won a 2009 Golden Globe award and a BAFTA award, was nominated for a SAG award, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in the film The Wrestler.

Bio

Early life

Rourke was born in Schenectady, New York to a family of Irish and French descent. His father, Philip Andre Rourke, Sr., an amateur body builder, left the family when Mickey was six years old.[4] After his parents divorced, his mother, Ann, married Eugene Addis, a Miami Beach police officer (later promoted to detective) with 5 sons and moved Rourke, his younger brother and their sister to southern Florida, where he graduated Miami Beach Senior High School in 1971.

During his teenage years, Rourke focused his attention mainly on sports. He took up self-defense training at the Boys Club of Miami. It was there that he learned boxing skills and decided on an amateur career. At the age of 12, Rourke won his first boxing match as a 118-pound bantamweight, fighting some of his early matches under the name Andre Rourke. He continued his boxing training at the famed 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach, Florida, where Muhammad Ali began his career. In 1969, Rourke, then weighing 140 lbs., sparred with former World Welterweight Champion Luis Rodríguez. Rodriguez was the number one-rated middleweight boxer in the world, and was training for his match with world champion Nino Benvenuti. Rourke claims to have received a concussion in this sparring match.

At the 1971 Florida Golden Gloves, he received another concussion in a boxing match. After being told by doctors to take a year off and rest, Rourke temporarily retired from the ring. From 1964 to 1972, he compiled an amateur record of 20 wins, 17 by knockout, and 6 defeats. which included wins over Ron Carter, Charles Gathers, and Joe Riles. (Credit: Wikipedia).

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The Wrestler

Iron Man Iron Man II

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

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