Philip Andre “Mickey” Rourke Jr. (born 16 September 1952 (age 69 years), Schenectady, New York, United States) is a sought-after American actor and former boxer.
He is a personality who began his professional career in acting, moved on to boxing, and then returned to acting.
He traveled to New York from Florida to study acting under actress Sandra Seacat in the 1970s after intending to pursue an acting career.
Mickey Rourke‘s performances in the biography ‘Barfly‘ and the horror mystery film ‘Angel Heart‘ received critical acclaim.
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|Full Name:||Philip Andre “Mickey” Rourke Jr.|
|Stage Name:||Mickey Rourke, Eddie Cook|
|Born:||16 September 1952 (age 69 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Schenectady, New York, United States|
|Parents:||Philip Andre Rourke Sr., Annette Addis|
|Siblings:||Joey Rourke, Patty Rourke|
|Wife • Spouse:||Carré Otis (m. 1992–1998), Debra Feuer (m. 1981–1989)|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||Sasha Volkova (ex.), Terry Farrell (ex.), Anastassija Makarenko (2009–)|
|Occupation:||Actor • Boxer|
|Net Worth:||US$15 million|
Philip Andre “Mickey” Rourke Jr. was born in Schenectady, New York, to Annette and Philip Andre Rourke, Sr., on September 16, 1952.
His mother married a police officer called Eugene Addis. She then moved to South Florida with her children. This happened after her separation from her ex-husband.
Mickey Rourke learned boxing at the 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach, Florida, and aspired to be a professional boxer.
He won his first boxing battle as a 51kg flyweight as a little boy. In 1969, he sparred with Luis Rodrguez, the former World Welterweight Champion. Unfortunately, during the sparring match, he sustained head damage.
Terry Farrell and Sasha Volkova are two celebrities who have dated Mickey Rourke. He married actress Debra Feuer in 1981.
In 1989, the couple divorced. He then married actress Carré Otis, but they later divorced.
In 1994, Mickey Rourke was arrested for “spousal abuse,” but the charges were dismissed after the couple reconciled. They divorced, though, in December 1998.
In May 1989, he made a significant donation to support Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) member Joe Doherty‘s bid for political asylum in the United States. In addition, British police wanted him in 1980 for his role in a shoot-out that resulted in the death of a member of Britain’s Special Air Service.
He declared his support for US President George W. Bush and the Iraq War in June 2006. He was detained at Miami Beach in November 2007 for driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Mickey Rourke‘s been in a relationship with Russian model ,Anastassija Makarenko since 2009.
He aggressively denounced Donald Trump in 2015, supporting Ben Carson for the Republican presidential candidacy and labeling him a “bully.”
Mickey Rourke is an alumnus of Miami Beach Senior High School. He graduated in 1971. He was an avid sports fan in high school and trained in self-defense at the Boys Club of Miami.
Career & Filmography
After temporarily retiring from boxing, Mickey Rourke starred in a friend’s play ‘Deathwatch,’ sparking his interest in acting. So he borrowed $400 from his sister and moved to New York to study acting with Sandra Seacat, an Actors Studio teacher. His initial audition was the “greatest audition in 30 years” at the Studio, and he was chosen.
While he began his acting career in television shows, Mickey Rourke made his feature picture debut in Steven Spielberg‘s ‘1941,’ where he played a minor role. After that, in 1980, he appeared in the film ‘Fade to Black.’
He first gained attention for his rugged features and performance in the 1981 film ‘Body Heat,’ where he played an arsonist. He co-authored the film ‘Bullet‘ screenplay and penned the scripts for the films ‘Homeboy‘ (1988) and ‘The Last Ride‘ (1994).
He’d also authored screenplays for films including ‘Killer Moon,’ ‘Penance,’ and ‘Pain.’
Mickey Rourke opted to return to his boxing career in 1991 after becoming dissatisfied with primarily minor roles in films. He went undefeated in eight fights, winning six of them (four by knockout).
He fought in Spain, Japan, and Germany, among other places. Unfortunately, he endured a number of minor and significant injuries during his boxing career. He also suffered from memory loss for a brief time. As a result, he stopped fighting and returned to acting in 1994.
Mickey Rourke played the Cook in Jonas Kerlund‘s ‘Spun‘ in 2002. In 2005, he had his breakthrough in Robert Rodriguez‘s film ‘Sin City,’ where he portrayed the lead part and won multiple honors. Following that, he appeared in two minor roles in Tony Scott‘s ‘Domino‘ and ‘Killshot.’
In the 2008 picture ‘The Wrestler,’ Mickey Rourke had yet another successful performance. He played the lead in this Darren Aronofsky film. The film won the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, and Mickey Rourke received multiple prizes for his performance.
Achievements & Awards
In 1983, Mickey Rourke received two Academy Awards for his performance in the film “Diner.”
He received four prizes for his outstanding performance in the 2006 film ‘Sin City, including the Irish Film and Television Award and the Online Film Critics Society Award.
For his portrayal in the film ‘The Wrestler,’ he received numerous honors and nominations.
There was a Golden Globe nomination in 2009 and a BAFTA and an Academy Award nomination.
He earned the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for his portrayal in the film “Iron Man 2.” In the same category, he received the Scream Award for the same role.
Known and renowned as a boxer and actor, Mickey Rourke has accumulated an estimated net worth of US$15 million.
Social Media Presence
- Instagram: Over 213,000 followers
- Facebook: Over 172,000 followers