awards & nominations

The Wrestler (2008)

Mickey Rourke as "Randy "the Ram" Robinson"

Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke) is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper (Marisa Tomei), and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Evan Rachel Wood). But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

Academy Award (2008)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)WonLeading Actor
Golden Globe (2008)WonBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role