Mickey Rourke young
September 16, 1952
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
77 kg | 169 lbs
12 US | 45 EU
Mickey Rourke was born in Schenectady, New York, U.S., on September 16, 1952, is an American actor and former boxer.
Young Mickey Rourke first started his career as a boxer.
He began self-defense training at Boys Club of Miami.
He won his first boxing match, at the age of 12.
He compiled an amateur boxing record of 27 wins and 3 defeats.
Rourke became a professional boxer in 1991 and retired in 1995. His nickname was "El Marielito".
He first started acting during his years at Miami Beach Senior High School in school production of play "The Serpent".
He landed his stage debut in a revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge" (1975) in role as Eddie Carbone, at the City College of New York.
He got his television debut in drama movie City in Fear (1980) in role as Tony Pate.
He made his big screen debut in adventure action comedy movie 1941 (1979) in a small role as Pvt. Reese, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Rourke's breakthrough performance came as Motorcycle Boy in drama film Rumble Fish (1983) directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Take Back (2020) action in role as Patrick, with Michael Jai White and James Russo
The Legion (2020) action adventure history in role as Corbulo
Adverse (2020) crime drama in role as Kaden, opposite Sean Astin and Penelope Ann Miller
Girl (2020) thriller in role as Sheriff, opposite Bella Thorne and Chad Faust
Berlin, I Love You (2019) anthology romantic drama in role as Jim
Night Walk (2019) crime thriller drama in role as Gary
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his performance as Randy "The Ram" Robinson in sports drama movie The Wrestler (2008).
He played Marv in neo-noir crime anthology movies: Sin City (2005) and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014).
Body Heat (1981) neo-noir thriller with Kathleen Turner and William Hurt
9 1/2 Weeks (1986) romantic drama opposite Kim Basinger
Barfly (1987) comedy drama with Faye Dunaway
Iron Man 2 (2010) superhero in role as Ivan Vanko
Diner (1982) comedy drama opposite Kevin Bacon and Steve Guttenberg
Angel Heart (1987) neo-noir horror with Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet and Charlotte Rampling
Johnny Handsome (1989) crime drama opposite Forest Whitaker and Morgan Freeman
Domino (2005) action crime with Keira Knightley and Christopher Walken
White Sands (1992) thriller action opposite Willem Dafoe and Samuel L. Jackson
Wild Orchid (1989) thriller with Carré Otis and Jacqueline Bisset
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) action biker with Don Johnson
Bullet (1996) drama action with Tupac Shakur and Adrien Brody
Passion Play (2010) drama thriller with Megan Fox and Bill Murray
The Expendables (2010) action thriller opposite Sylvester Stallone
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) contemporary western action directed by Robert Rodriguez
Immortals (2011) epic fantasy action with Henry Cavill and Luke Evans
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) crime black comedy with Daryl Hannah and Eric Roberts
Year of the Dragon (1985) neo-noir crime with John Lone
He played Joseph Cybulkowski in television film Act of Love (1980).
He portrayed John Rideout in television drama movie Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case (1980).
The Last Outlaw (1993) HBO western film in role as Graff
Thicker Than Blood (1998) TV drama film in role as Father Frank Larkin
He graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School (1971).
Studied acting at Actors Studio with Sandra Seacat.
Has an younger sister, Patty.
Studied the martial art of Hwa Rang Do for six years under Tae-joon Lee.
Is a motorcycle enthusiast.
He had plastic surgery work to his face to repair injuries while he was an amateur boxer.
Good friend of French singer and painter Tristan.
He supports the PETA.
Likes little dogs.
Was good friends with Tupac Shakur.
He is a Republican.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, U.S. and Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
He was married to actresses Debra Feuer (1981-1989) and Carré Otis (1992-1998).
Has been engaged to Elena Kuletskaya (2009).
He dated Eugenia Volodina (2009), Courtney Love (2009), Sasha Volkova (2005), D'arcy Wretzky (2000), Terry Farrell (1989) and Christine Bolster (1989).
Has been in a long-term relationship with Anastassija Makarenko, since 2009.
I started out fighting before I was acting, actually, then got hurt and got into the acting.
I was very immature when I was young, and for me there was no balance. Everything was just all or nothing.
In Hollywood, you're always playing roles... It's like going through the motions. But in real life, it's like, you gotta take care of business. It's not just the movies.
I grew up in a gym in Miami, the one where Muhammad Ali trained. I had 142 amateur fights and lost three.
All I am hoping for is to be able to work - I think my best work is still ahead of me - I think all that I have been through in the last several years have only made me a better, more interesting actor.
It's no fun being a loser. Trust me.
The hardest thing in life to do is to change.
My dogs are more important than my family.
People are always afraid of the truth.
The ladies love me and I love the ladies!