Sunday, January 18, 2009

Rise From The Ashes



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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.

26 comments:

R. Ramesh said...

great to c u back here D...and a wonderful writeup on mickey..congrats..pl keep up the gr8 work..

angela said...

As you say he's a good actor and it's great to see him reestablish his career though I doubt very much I'll go see the Wrestler..

Kadri said...

It's impossible to compare Mickey to others, IMO, he's in a league of his own.

Tanweer said...

Mickey is superb..no doubt..watch him in Stormbreaker..I knw dat movie is not very good..Mickey is in a very short role..but yet he stands apart in that role..I watch the movie only yesterday and I liked it..Stormbreaker is d name...

Devika said...

Good to see this write up...Inspiring it is, Deepak...

"Sometimes when you're alone all you got is your dog."

I am reminded of Kate Chopin's story 'Regret'

It must be true...I have seen as "life style" advances people keep dogs...and of course they are the most faithful lot on earth.

wishes,
devika

Rakesh Vanamali said...

I'll remember him most for his appearance in Hero!

your sassy reporter said...

mickey rourke has that unique face that reminds you only of him as the character he plays. he is the original bad boy of hollywood!very good in playing villians.

Plamena Markova said...

i remember mickey rourke in the movie Wild Orchid... i was little, the movie wasn't for me and of course i watched it and then i said "what a man...". but now he looks... strange

R. Ramesh said...

thanks 4 yr continuuous support and encouragement boss..best of luck..

State of Decay!! said...

no doubts he is one of the hottest in hollywood..simply luv him

get zapped said...

A nice tribute to not giving in and instead, striving forward. Thank you.

roentarre said...

Your writing is soo good. I love your image sequence too

R. Ramesh said...

hey.din't know u r fm orissa..anyway..thanks for your comment..if u happen to visit mumbai, nayak will be happy to c u...take care..

JM said...

So many plastic surgeries have been done to his face, I hardly recognised him at the Golden Globe Awards...

lynn said...

Great profile!

Martin in Bulgaria said...

Never had a great interest in American idols, there are too many other people in other continents this world who deserve more attention. Just because you are American doesn't make you great. The American machine makes the rest of the world believe they are great, not least their own people!

Great acting is grossly overated, I doubt he could act live eith any success in theatre. He'd never dare try I might add.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

America loves a second act. I'll never forget him in Diner, which was filmed in Baltimore.

अविनाश said...

I love mickey!,
Well written,
Regards

Blognote said...

It is surely too complicated to try to understand why he has gone through that long period of mental as well as physical self-destruction. I can only hope for the man himself that this may be the beginning of some more self-respect and consequently respect for others.

R. Ramesh said...

Deep, hey tahnks 4 all yr valuable comments buddy..u r putting me in a dilemma yaar..which post best??lemme think..u r destined to ask me this question and i am destined to answer..so, maybe, let's say the post on destiny....

Ruth said...

It really is an incredible comeback. I'm glad to see him working and getting such high praise.

R. Ramesh said...

deepakkkk.. i am looking for u here in this blog..where r u????

Tazeen said...

Mickey Rourke was the dude but now he looks like a Caucasian version of Michael Jackson. This is what serial plastic surgery do to you.

Isadora said...

To me he will always be the '9-1/2 weeks' hero. It looks as though he had plastic surgery and his face is not aged but deformed. It's too bad.

Sara said...

Loved him in Angel Heart and a film about the IRA - he was awesome and will go and see his new film for sure!

I Am: Anna Lovely Day said...

Don't forget-Barfly...my favorite.
I too was happy to see him again. I thought I was the only one who felt this way.
Great photos!