Sunday, January 18, 2009
Rise From The Ashes
Think Mickey Rourke and suddenly the movie '9 1/2 Weeks" will come to our minds. At the age of 56, Mickey won his career's first golden globe award for his mindboggling performance in "The Wrestler". If you ask me why I love him very much, apart from his acting, I love his toughness, roughness and his intense looks. Even at this age, he can give stiff challenge to actors like Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. By the middle of the ‘80s, girls considered him as the heartthrob of Hollywood. Time was there when critics used to compare with him legendary actors like Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro. His movie "Body Heat" made him a star in Hollywood. Rourke appeared in "Angel Heart," a movie, which was highly praised by critics as well as moviegoers for his intense acting. The movie was nominated for a number of awards. However, at the end of the ‘80s he made some bad career decisions. He embraced drugs and alcohol. Mickey, however, decided to play small roles in movies such as "The Rainmaker", "Buffalo '66", "Animal Factory", "The Pledge" and "Get Carter" in the 1990s. And how can one forget his ferocious as well as stylish looks as the villain in Enrique Iglesias's music video for "Hero" which also featured Jennifer Love Hewitt ? 2005 was significant for the actor. Mickey's stunning comeback in "Sin City" stunned the Hollywood. He received awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the IFTA and the Online Film Critics Society, as well as 'Man of the Year' from Total Film magazine that year. After receiving the Gloden Globe award, Mickey said, "Sometimes when you're alone all you got is your dog." Earlier, he confessed that canines saved him from destroying his life. And who knows this man may grab an Oscar too.