Mickey Rourke Overview

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Born: September 16, 1952

Part boxer, part actor, part rebel, part kook—this native of Schenectady, New York, is made up of a lot of contradictory parts. Maybe that's why the French love him so much. All the controversy over his career aside—in 1989 he donated part of his earnings from the film Francesco to the IRA and in 1994 he was arrested by the LAPD and charged with spousal abuse—he's really shone in some films as a sort of soft-spoken thug. "I thought my talent would transcend my outspokenness," Rourke said about... See All

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