80s cinema has that so sincerity that back in the day, almost all directors could not even consider the idea of special effects andCGI. Movies were rebelling against the hip vibe of 70s and just featured people in daft costumes, going through the paces. There was a crass beauty to it that a lot of … Continue reading Devilish Mickey Rourke: Angel Heart Review
I was asked what was the most extreme action by a director on set. My answer focusses on an actor but I can justify this by way of both how outlandish the prep is and that it needed two directors to pull it off. I would say that Mickey Rourke having a fake boxing career, … Continue reading Extreme Method Acting: Mickey Rourkes 15 year journey through obscurity, rigged boxing matches and tights to prepare for The Wrestler.
It's so subtle that you could say it's subliminal but Darren Aronofsky and Mickey Rourke pay respects to the Actors Studio, the selective club where most of the talent that creates the Hollywood magic comes from. The Wrestler was filmed partly in Hasbrouck Heights New Jersey. At the 09:28 mark of the movie Randy is … Continue reading Darren Aronofsky, Mickey Rourke Make Subtle Nod to Actors Studio
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While random repeated connection and soundbites are not uncommon in the magical world of Hollywood by gushing by the journalists worship the elites like Gods, some stick out. Take the case of three actors almost inseparable when it comes to quotes. James Dean, Marlon Brando and Mickey Rourke. Journalists often rip off very good quotes … Continue reading The Marlon Brando Mickey Rourke James Dean Connection
Mickey Rourke and extreme Method Acting I believe it was the late great Roger Ebert or maybe another who stated that it was hard to know where Rourke ended and Randy the Ram began in his review of Aranofskys 2008 tale of redemption, The Wrestler. I would go as far as to say where to … Continue reading Is Mickey Rourke still Mickey Rourke? Face Transplants, Golems, Mad Method acting and Mickeys Resurrection
Mickey Rourke was once the up and coming leading man in Hollywood. Having his start with Spielberg in 1941 (the movie, not the year) and then starring in the Alan Parker cult classic Angelheart it seemed that nothing could go wrong.... Looks, a beautiful Goddess on his arm in Carre Otis, what could go wrong? … Continue reading Mickey Rourkes Cursed Face