Mickey Rourke filmography
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This is a filmography of Mickey Rourke. This list includes information about films starring Mickey Rourke, notes, awards, his television works, trivia, highest-grossing films, critical acclaim of Mickey's films, shows where Mickey Rourke appeared, roles he turned down, etc. You can also find information about his other work and previous collaborations. A recently published book, Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Mickey Rourke Movies by Dan Rempala, explores life lessons provided by Rourke's films.
Mickey Rourke began his career in the film 1941, directed by Steven Spielberg. Later, Rourke starred in television films and made brief appearances in feature films. He made his breakthrough performance in the film Diner. Later, his career continued with popular films such as 9½ Weeks, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Rumble Fish, Year of the Dragon, Barfly, Angel Heart and many more. Rourke also starred in a film about Francis of Assisi called Francesco. In the early 1990s, he returned to boxing and didn't star in many films. He also turned down many roles that proved to be fortuitous for other actors. In the 2000s, he returned to prominence and won a Saturn Award for his performance in Sin City. Rourke has worked with well-known actors including Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken.
Mickey starred in theater films, direct-to-video films and television works. He also wrote some of his films under the name "Sir" Eddie Cook. Rourke also made cameo appearances in some of his films like The Pledge or They Crawl.
|1980||City in Fear||Tony Pate||Alan Smithee
|Act of Love||Joseph Cybulkowski||Jud Taylor|
|Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case||John Rideout||Peter Levin|
|1981||Hardcase||Perk Dawson||Lee H. Katzin|
|1994||The Last Outlaw||Graff||Geoff Murphy|
|1998||Thicker Than Blood||Father Frank Larkin||Richard Pearce|
|1996||Exit in Red||Ed Altman||Yurek Bogayevicz|
|1997||Love in Paris: Another 9½ Weeks||John Gray||Anne Goursaud|
|1998||Point Blank||Rudy Ray||Matt Earl Beesley|
|1999||Out in Fifty||Jack Bracken||Scott Leet
|Shergar||Gavin O'Rourke||Denis C. Lewiston|
|2001||They Crawl||Tiny Frakes||John Allardice|
|2012||The Courier||Maxwell||Hany Abu-Assad|
|2012||Dead in Tombstone||Satan||Roel Reiné|
Career Awards 
Critical Acclaim 
Only two films of Mickey Rourke’s are in the IMDb Top 250. Sin City is #85 and The Wrestler is #78. According to Rotten Tomatoes, Mickey’s most “fresh” film is The Wrestler and most "rotten" film is Passion Play.
Rotten Tomatoes 
You can find below only films of Mickey Rourke which ranked as "fresh" in the site Rotten Tomatoes.
This list includes only fresh films of M. Rourke in Metacritic.
|7||The Animal Factory||65%|
Previous collaborations 
During his career, Rourke worked with directors including Steven Spielberg, Lawrence Kasdan, Francis Ford Coppola, Barry Levinson, Stuart Rosenberg, Nicolas Roeg, Michael Cimino, Adrian Lyne, Alan Parker, Mike Hodges, Barbet Schroeder, Walter Hill, Tsui Hark, Terrence Malick, Jonas Åkerlund, Wong Kar-wai, Tony Scott, Robert Rodriguez and John Madden, as well as actors-turned-directors Sean Penn, Vincent Gallo and Steve Buscemi. Rourke also starred in the films which also stars popular actors including Kim Basinger, Jean Claude Van Damme, Helena Bonham Carter, Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Tupac Shakur, Bruce Willis, Benicio del Toro, Alicia Silverstone, Anthony Hopkins, Jack Nicholson, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Robert De Niro and so on. Rourke worked with actor Christopher Walken 5 times. They starred together in the films Heaven's Gate, Homeboy, Man on Fire, Domino and voice acting in video game True Crime: New York City (2005).
|“||Mickey Rourke and I were in Heaven's Gate together; he had this tiny part and I was playing whatsisname. We were sitting up there in the mountains talking about...dinosaurs. And I told him about this thing I had read in some science magazine, that there's a theory that dinosaurs really never disappeared at all. That in fact all they did was get smaller and smaller, their scales turned into feathers and they flew away-and that in fact dinosaurs are still with us, they're just birds. And Mickey said, ‘That's interesting,’ and he started telling me about this movie that he was going to do someday about a boxer and it was called Homeboy. You know, I remember also he told me at the time, ‘There's this guy, the fighters manager, and you're gonna play this part.’ I said, ‘Okay Mickey, lets go.’ So almost ten years went by and there we were making it. And I said to him, ‘Why don’t I tell that story about the birds and dinosaurs?’ He said. ‘Right.’ And there is that scene at the beach with all the seagulls, talking about dinosaurs. It's completely disconnected from anything going on in the movie, but I think it's one of the things in the movie...It's real. Here are these two guys who are really kind of victims, talking about the origin and destiny of dinosaurs.||”|
Other works 
Mickey Rourke made his stage debut in a revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge". Rourke also lent his voice to the video games Driv3r (2004) as Jericho and True Crime: New York City (2005) as Terrence "Terry" Higgins, which was the his fifth and last work with actor Christopher Walken. He also appeared in a Japanese TV commercial for Suntory Reserve (early 90s) and a commercial for Daihatsu and Lark (cigarette). More recently, in 2009, Rourke voiced the character of Dick Marcinko for the biographical video game Rogue Warrior, which was released on December 1, 2009. Ironically, Rourke's portrayal of Marcinko was a source of humorous praise from a few critics (although many others criticized Rourke's role to the same degree that they did every other aspect of the game).
Rourke starred in a music video, Hero. He played a gangster in this Enrique Iglesias music video. Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt also made an appearance in this clip. Rourke also provided the mid-song rap on the David Bowie song "Shining Star (Makin' My Love)" on his album Never Let Me Down (1987).
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- "Mickey Rourke Movie Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
- "Mickey Rourke (Results Page)". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
- "Mickey Rourke at Hollywood.com". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
- "Rotten Tomatoes reviews". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
|National Society of Film Critics Award|
|Best Supporting Actor
for Terms of Endearment
for Kill Bill, Volume 2
|Best Supporting Actor
for Sin City
|Golden Globe Awards|
for There Will Be Blood
|Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
for The Wrestler
for Crazy Heart