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    Born on December 31, 1969 in Schenectady, New York

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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) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008) Won Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2008) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

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'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Comic-Book Sequel

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Aug 21st 2014, 1:30PM

Aug 21st 2014, 1:30PM

Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez on Mickey Rourke, 3D, and a Third 'Sin City'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Aug 21st 2014, 5:00AM

Aug 21st 2014, 5:00AM

'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Is Too-Hot-for-TV in This New Spot (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Aug 14th 2014, 9:45AM

Aug 14th 2014, 9:45AM

Best of Late Night TV: Will Arnett's Karate Piñata and T.I.'s Beef with Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)

Posted by
Mehera Bonner on Aug 8th 2014, 2:51AM

Aug 8th 2014, 2:51AM

'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Is Even More Sinful in the Red Band Comic-Con Trailer (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 28th 2014, 11:15AM

Jul 28th 2014, 11:15AM

Jessica Alba Gets Her Crazy On in New 'Sin City 2' Clip (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 3rd 2014, 10:00AM

Jul 3rd 2014, 10:00AM

New 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Trailer: Where Outlaws Become Heroes

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jun 11th 2014, 1:30PM

Jun 11th 2014, 1:30PM

New 'Sin City 2' Photos Look Just Like Photos From Original 'Sin City'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 27th 2014, 10:00AM

Feb 27th 2014, 10:00AM

Can Celebrities Get Their "Cool" Back?

Posted by
on Mar 22nd 2012, 12:17PM

Mar 22nd 2012, 12:17PM

'Diner' 30th Anniversary: 25 Things You Didn't Know About The Guys-and-Fries Classic

Posted by
Gary Susman on Mar 2nd 2012, 12:24PM

Mar 2nd 2012, 12:24PM

Ashton Kutcher Apologizes for Defending Joe Paterno on Twitter, and More in the Morning Grind

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 10th 2011, 3:00AM

Nov 10th 2011, 3:00AM

'Immortals' Director Tarsem Singh on Comparisons to '300,' Screen Violence and the 'Dreadful' 'Clash of the Titans'

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Nov 8th 2011, 4:00AM

Nov 8th 2011, 4:00AM

Mickey Rourke on 'Immortals,' His Current Passion Project, and 'Sonofabitch' Darren Aronofsky

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Nov 7th 2011, 7:30AM

Nov 7th 2011, 7:30AM

Mickey Rourke Apparently Not in 'Seven Psychopaths'; Calls Director a 'Jerkoff' [Moviefone Exclusive]

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Nov 7th 2011, 3:30AM

Nov 7th 2011, 3:30AM

Morning Grind: Mickey Rourke Had Some Issues With 'Iron Man 2'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 31st 2011, 4:00AM

Oct 31st 2011, 4:00AM

Morning Grind: General Motors May Push a 'Cannonball Run' Remake Off the Assembly Line

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 19th 2011, 4:00AM

Oct 19th 2011, 4:00AM

This Week in Movie History: 'Body Heat' Sets Theaters Ablaze

Posted by
Gary Susman on Sep 2nd 2011, 12:18PM

Sep 2nd 2011, 12:18PM

The Fall of Gadhafi: The Hollywood Connection

Posted by
Gary Susman on Aug 22nd 2011, 11:00AM

Aug 22nd 2011, 11:00AM

Stunning New 'Immortals' Trailer Still Looks Like '300'

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Jun 28th 2011, 9:00AM

Jun 28th 2011, 9:00AM

4 New Posters for 'Immortals'

Posted by
Aiden Redmond on Jun 22nd 2011, 11:00AM

Jun 22nd 2011, 11:00AM

Cannes Roundup: Butler/Biel Rom-Com; 'Seven Psychopaths' Lines Up Walken, Rourke; McConaughey Headlines 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on May 12th 2011, 10:30AM

May 12th 2011, 10:30AM

'Passion Play' Trailer: Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox Look Weird Together

Posted by
Gabrielle Dunn on Apr 11th 2011, 9:50AM

Apr 11th 2011, 9:50AM

Mickey Rourke to Remove Front Teeth to Play Gay Rugby Player?

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jan 5th 2011, 7:30AM

Jan 5th 2011, 7:30AM

Mickey Rourke's 'Ice Man' Project Moves Forward

Posted by
Eugene Novikov on Sep 13th 2010, 2:45PM

Sep 13th 2010, 2:45PM

Nightly News: 'Tattoo's' Noomi Rapace Takes on 'Sherlock Holmes 2'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Sep 12th 2010, 6:45PM

Sep 12th 2010, 6:45PM

TIFF Review: Passion Play

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Sep 11th 2010, 5:33PM

Sep 11th 2010, 5:33PM

Megan Fox Literally Spreads Her Wings in 'Passion Play' Clip

Posted by
Erik Davis on Sep 10th 2010, 6:32AM

Sep 10th 2010, 6:32AM

Stallone-a-Thon: Get Carter (2000)

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Aug 16th 2010, 3:20PM

Aug 16th 2010, 3:20PM

Review: The Expendables (Jenni's Take)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 14th 2010, 2:33PM

Aug 14th 2010, 2:33PM

Review: The Expendables

Posted by
William Goss on Aug 12th 2010, 5:50PM

Aug 12th 2010, 5:50PM

Monday Night Poll: Scott Pilgrim Vs. Iconic 80's Action Stars

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Aug 9th 2010, 6:30PM

Aug 9th 2010, 6:30PM

Quick List: 'Expendables' Action Classics

Posted by
Jeffrey M. Anderson on Jul 25th 2010, 8:03AM

Jul 25th 2010, 8:03AM

Mickey Rourke To Play Gay Rugby Star?

Posted by
Johnny Dee on Jul 20th 2010, 3:32AM

Jul 20th 2010, 3:32AM

Cinematical Late Night: Ghostbusters 3, Step Brothers 2, The Goon

Posted by
Peter Hall on Jul 20th 2010, 12:05AM

Jul 20th 2010, 12:05AM

Mickey Rourke to Play Gay Rugby Player?

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jul 19th 2010, 9:10AM

Jul 19th 2010, 9:10AM

Walken, Bardem, Rourke and Statham? Sold!

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jul 10th 2010, 9:02AM

Jul 10th 2010, 9:02AM

The Basics: 'Rumble Fish'

Posted by
William Goss on Jul 7th 2010, 11:45AM

Jul 7th 2010, 11:45AM

Cinematical Seven: Things Megan Fox Should Do to Get Her Career Back on Track

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Jun 22nd 2010, 6:32PM

Jun 22nd 2010, 6:32PM

Cinematical Seven: Favorite Comebacks

Posted by
Peter Martin on May 11th 2010, 6:45PM

May 11th 2010, 6:45PM

The Sci-Fi Squad Double-Take: Iron Man 2

Posted by
John Gholson on May 7th 2010, 7:02AM

May 7th 2010, 7:02AM

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