Mickey Rourke

Born Sep 16, 1952

Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke, Jr. is an American actor, screenwriter and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in action, drama, and thriller films. During the 1980s, Rourke starred in Diner, Rumble Fish, and the erotic drama 9½ Weeks, and received critical praise for his work in Barfly and Angel Heart. In 1991, Rourke, who had trained as a boxer in his early years, left acting and became a professional boxer for a time.… Read More

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1952 Birth Born on September 16, 1952.


1969 16 Years Old In 1969 Rourke, then weighing 140 pounds (63.5 kg),, sparred with former World Welterweight Champion Luis Rodríguez. … Read More
1971 18 Years Old 1 More Event
At the 1971 Florida Golden Gloves, Rourke suffered another concussion in a boxing match. … Read More


1980 27 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He played Ritchie, Dennis Christopher's bullying and ill fated co-worker in the 1980 slasher film Fade to Black.
1981 28 Years Old 1 More Event
However, it was in 1981, with his portrayal of an arsonist in Body Heat, that Rourke first received significant attention, despite his modest time on screen. … Read More


1987 34 Years Old In 1987 Rourke appeared in Angel Heart. … Read More
1989 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1989 Rourke starred in the docudrama Francesco, portraying St. Francis of Assisi. … Read More
1991 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991 he starred in the box office bomb Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man as Harley Davidson, a biker whose best friend, Marlboro, was played by Don Johnson. … Read More
1992 39 Years Old Otis married Rourke on June 26, 1992. In 1994 Rourke was arrested for spousal abuse. The charges were later dropped. The couple reconciled and also starred together in Exit in Red, but their marriage ended in December 1998.


1997 44 Years Old …  He also had a lead role in 1997's Double Team, which co-starred martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme and former NBA player Dennis Rodman. … Read More
2001 48 Years Old In 2001 Rourke appeared as the villain in Enrique Iglesias's music video for "Hero", which also featured Jennifer Love Hewitt.
2002 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002 he took the role of The Cook in Jonas Åkerlund's Spun, teaming up once again with Eric Roberts. … Read More


2004 51 Years Old In addition, in 2004, Rourke provided the voice for "Jericho" in the third installment of the Driver video game series. … Read More
2006 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2006, Rourke publicly gave his support to US President George W. Bush and the Iraq War.
2008 55 Years Old Rourke had a role in the film version of The Informers, playing Peter, an amoral former studio security guard who plots to kidnap a small child. In 2008 Rourke played the lead in Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler, winner of the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, about washed-up professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson. … Read More
…  In early 2009, Rourke developed a small feud with WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, as part of a storyline. … Read More
2010 57 Years Old In 2010, he appeared in a Dutch TV Commercial for Bavaria Beer. … Read More
2011 58 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2011 Rourke was cast in the film Java Heat as an American citizen shadowing terrorist groups in Java, Indonesia. … Read More


In early 2014 British author Saurav Dutt (who wrote two biographies on the actor) announced he was writing a novelization of an unproduced Mickey Rourke project entitled Wild Horses closely resembling Rourke's own unwritten screenplay about two brothers, closely resembling both Rourke and his brother Joey who died from cancer in 2005. … Read More
2015 62 Years Old In 2015, Rourke expressed his support for Ben Carson for the Republican presidential nomination. … Read More
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