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  1. 21 Aug '08 13:50
    Like his great predecessor Errol Flynn, the American actor Mickey Rourke has also had his ups and downs, both in and out of film. In their youth, both men were good looking, athletic, typecast actors known as much for their on-screen roles as for their womanizing off screen. Both tried to make their mark outside of film: Rourke in boxing, Flynn as an author. History has been very kind to Flynn, the swashbuckling star of the Adventures of Robin Hood and the Sea Hawk. Meanwhile, Rourke, after a stretch where he was unemployable (due to his deranged behavior caused by head trauma from his boxing career, drugs and an unhealthy addiction to plastic surgery), has made a gradual comeback, first in bit parts (Get Carter, Man on Fire) and now in supporting roles (Sin City, Domino). It's probably too early to tell, but will history be as kind to Rourke as it has been to Flynn?
  2. 21 Aug '08 21:51
    No. Flynn was a legend and Rourke never will be.
  3. 21 Aug '08 22:16
    Originally posted by Badwater
    No. Flynn was a legend and Rourke never will be.
    You must have not seen Wild Orchids.
  4. 22 Aug '08 01:25
    Originally posted by der schwarze Ritter
    You must have not seen Wild Orchids.
    Case in point.
  5. 22 Aug '08 02:06
    Originally posted by Badwater
    Case in point.
    Wild Orchids is legendary in its awfulness.
  6. 22 Aug '08 19:18
    How do you follow up Angel Heart?
  7. 22 Aug '08 19:21 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Green Paladin
    How do you follow up Angel Heart?
    Angel Heart is Rourke's best starring role to date, however, he's been spectacular in some recent supporting roles: Get Carter, Once Upon A Time in Mexico, Sin City; Domino. I think his best work may still lie ahead.
  8. 22 Aug '08 19:23
    My mom loves Mickey Rourke. I tried explaining to her that he's evil, but Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man is one of her favorite films.
  9. 22 Aug '08 19:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by der schwarze Ritter
    Angel Heart is Rourke's best starring role to date, however, he's been spectacular in some recent supporting roles: Get Carter, Once Upon A Time in Mexico, Sin City; Domino. I think his best work may still lie ahead.
    I, too, am hopeful. If only he could put down that eyeliner.






    Edit: Why use an adjective like 'spectacular' when 'egregious' will do?
  10. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    25 Aug '08 05:06
    Originally posted by der schwarze Ritter
    Angel Heart is Rourke's best starring role to date, however, he's been spectacular in some recent supporting roles: Get Carter, Once Upon A Time in Mexico, Sin City; Domino. I think his best work may still lie ahead.
    No way....Barfly is his best role
  11. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    03 Dec '08 10:00
    Originally posted by uzless
    No way....Barfly is his best role
    I agree, even if the film is pretty weak.

    Anyone looking forward to The Wrestler? Rourke's performance is said to be magnificent. It'll be an amazing turnaround for him if he actually gets a shot at an Oscar.