On Mickey

Posted by · 4:20 pm · February 1st, 2009

After screening “The Wrestler” again recently, I realized just how much I have missed the work of Mickey Rourke in movies. There are some actors that are consistently interesting, those that we enjoy watching because we just know they are going to give us something we have not seen before. Jack Nicholson does this, as […]

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SANTA BARBARA: Mickey Rourke puts a bow on the fest

Posted by · 1:02 am · February 1st, 2009

Mickey Rourke landed in Santa Barbara tonight to accept the final award of the festival, the American Riviera Award.  The on-stage Q&A/career retrospective was moderated by Pete Hammond and presented a swift trip through the actor’s portfolio of impressive performances, making me want to revisit films like “Rumble Fish” and “The Pope of Greenwich Village,” […]

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Welcome back Mr. Rourke

Posted by · 11:00 am · August 30th, 2008

He could radiate danger or disarm you with an impish smile. His eyes flashed with rage, or softened with love, both entirely believable. There was a purity to his work, an honesty, an authenticity that many other actors did not, and do not have; he seemed destined to be one of the greats. There was […]

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