Philip Andre Rourke Jr
Mickey Rourke – one of the most notorious Hollywood actors, was born September 16, 1952 in Miami (Florida, USA) in a family of Anne and Philip Andre Rourke, a senior.
The family was with Irish and French roots and stick to the Catholic faith. Parents do not get along with each other and separated when Mickey was seven years old. Mother with her children moved out of Schenectady Florida, in Liberty City – a poor suburb of Miami, populated predominantly by African Americans. This was the area in which the children could not go outside because of the constant gang warfare.
As a young man engaged in baseball, boxing, but his main pastime before joining the movie was hooliganism.
Rourke visited the “Miami Beach Senior High School” and the legendary drama class perpodavatelya of acting in South Florida Jay Jensen. Played at the University of Miami staging the play by Jean Genet’s “The high supervision”. In 1975, at age 22, had broken with the old way of life, fled to New York and enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Actors Studio. For Rourke’s acting game to the end and remained in despair, a splash of energy, escape from the filth of the world.
In the early 80s he moved to Los Angeles, which quickly made a career, achieving, if not commercial, but still a success. His debut was the film Lawrence Kasdan “Fever body.” Unusual young man with fire in his eyes saw everything. It was said as a new De Niro, the first serious competitor Nicholson. Women went from him mad. He became sexy idol. 80s were a time of flourishing.
In the early ’90s Rourke was disappointed in the profession, he could not accept the fact that art must obey the laws of the business, and returned to the box. For five years he fought in the ring in Europe and Asia, ending ten wins and two fights – in favor of a draw. But when Rourke stopped boxing, he could not find a job, and then fell on hard times. Media seriously ruin his reputation. Mickey perceived as talented but difficult to work actor. Producers and directors did not want to risk it.
Rourke is working on a method of Stanislavsky, on the set, he completely transforms. For the role in the movie “The Pope of Greenwich Village” he recovered 12 pounds, and has lost 10 “9 1/2 Weeks”; tattooed men IRA for “waste of prayer”, month worked in the police for the “Year of the Dragon”, knocked out two teeth themselves for “drunk”.
Career Actor, Screenwriter
growth of 1.80 m
Born September 16, 1952 • Maid • ’62
birthplace of Schenectady, New York, United States
Genre Drama, Thriller, Action
Carre Otis spouse (divorce)
wife Debra Feuer (divorce)
the film 147, 1976 – 2016
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