Previewing Rourke Inside the Actors Studio

Posted by · 9:51 am · August 28th, 2009

Mickey Rourke has filmed an episode of “Inside the Actors Studio” with James Lipton, which should make for fascinating viewing.  After all, this is a probing atmosphere and while Rourke can be somewhat forthcoming and certainly a grand storyteller, he can also be guarded about things.

Hulu has an exclusive preview of the episode up with various snippets.  There’s discussion of a talk he had with Muhammad Ali before a scary fight during his boxing years, an anecdote about how he landed his role in “The Pope of Greenwich Village” and what he expects from directors, among other things.  The most moving account is certainly this bit about his brother, Joey — the bravest person he says he ever met:

One more after the jump, as Rourke describes, with more levity, how he decided to “try this acting shit” and gives Lipton a pound. Yeah, a pound.

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  • 1 8-28-2009 at 10:36 am

    The Rake said...

    Thanks for the post. My only question is why Lipton doesn’t just reach down and give Mick a hand job or offer to finish him off, ala Borat. Lipton jocks his guests way too hard. Mick’s a great and unique actor, but Lipton is too much sometimes.
    The Rake

  • 2 8-28-2009 at 10:56 am

    Steven Kar said...

    Someone murder Lipton for me. Please.

  • 3 8-28-2009 at 11:00 am

    Steven Kar said...

    Actually I don’t mind him so much, it’s just that why does he have to be so obsequious, and fawning. It’s hagiography with him every week.

  • 4 8-28-2009 at 11:38 am

    BobMcBob said...


  • 5 8-28-2009 at 12:07 pm

    Vito said...

    Screw you guys, I love Lipton.

  • 6 8-28-2009 at 12:39 pm

    Graham said...

    Are there any non-US friendly links? I’m so utterly jealous of you Americans and your access to what seems to be an unbeleivably awesome site.

  • 7 8-28-2009 at 12:40 pm

    Graham said...

    Also, when is thing airing? So I can, ahem, *grab* it.

  • 8 8-28-2009 at 1:15 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I think it airs 8/31.

  • 9 8-31-2009 at 5:29 pm

    robin cutler said...

    I just watched james and mickey and it was fantastic.He likes pretty girls and Im waiting.Ive tried everyway to get a hold of him Even sent a letter to david unger. Im worth it Mickey Meet you in NY