is an American actor, screenwriter, and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films.
During the 1980s, Rourke starred in the comedy-drama Diner (1982), the drama Rumble Fish (1983), the crime-black comedy film The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), and the erotic drama 9½ Weeks (1986), and received critical praise for his work in the Charles Bukowski biopic Barfly and the horror mystery Angel Heart (both 1987).
According to the report, a source close to the couple confirmed they were expecting a child. (read more)Is Mickey Rourke about to be a dad to a little boy or girl?"I believe it came from when I was a young boy, just a little kid, and I felt a lot of inferiority at home.I was pushed around and I went out into the street believing that kicking ass was what it was all about." Rourke's interest in athletics, and his need to defend himself physically, led him to pursue an amateur boxing career.After his parents divorced, his mother married Eugene Addis, a Miami Beach police officer with five sons, and moved Rourke, his younger brother (Joey), and their sister (Patricia) to southern Florida.fighting some of his early matches under the name Phil Rourke.I had five operations on my nose and one on a smashed cheekbone," he added back in 2009. - is best known for starring in the likes of 1982 comedy-drama Diner, Rumble Fish, Angel Heart and The Rainmaker.The star - who had trained as a boxer in his early years - also left acting for a while to continue the sport professionally.In 2005 Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role in the neo-noir action thriller Sin City, for which he won awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Irish Film and Television Awards, and the Online Film Critics Society.In the 2008 film The Wrestler, Rourke portrayed a past-his-prime wrestler, and received a 2009 Golden Globe award, a BAFTA award, and a nomination for an Academy Award.At Miami Beach Senior High School, Rourke spent a lot of time playing sports, especially baseball.Although Rourke rarely speaks of his family life growing up, the actor has alluded to rocky relationships with his five stepbrothers and an abusive stepfather. and that shame turned into anger," Rourke says of his early life.