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Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke Jr. (/rʊərk/; born September 16, 1952),[2] is an American actor, screenwriter, and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films. During the 1980s, Rourke starred in the comedy-drama Diner (1982), the drama Rumble Fish
Rumble Fish
(1983), the crime-black comedy film The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), and the erotic drama 9½ Weeks
9½ Weeks
(1986), and received critical praise for his work in the Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
biopic Barfly and the horror mystery Angel Heart (both 1987). In 1991 Rourke, who had trained as a boxer in his early years, left acting and became a professional boxer for a time.[3] After retiring from boxing in 1994, Rourke returned to acting and had supporting roles in several films, including the drama The Rainmaker (1997), the comedy-drama Buffalo '66
Buffalo '66
(1998), the thriller-remake of Get Carter (2000), the mystery film The Pledge (2001), the crime dark comedy-drama Spun
Spun
(2002), the action film Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) and the action thriller Man on Fire (2004), playing the role of a corrupt lawyer. In 2005 Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role in the neo-noir action thriller Sin City, for which he won awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Irish Film and Television Awards, and the Online Film Critics Society. In the 2008 film The Wrestler, Rourke portrayed a past-his-prime wrestler, and received a 2009 Golden Globe
Golden Globe
award, a BAFTA
BAFTA
award, and a nomination for an Academy Award.[4] Since then, Rourke has appeared in several commercially successful films including the 2010 films Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2
and The Expendables and the 2011 film Immortals.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Amateur boxing 2.2 Amateur boxing record 2.3 Early acting roles 2.4 Professional boxing career 2.5 Return to boxing in 2014 2.6 Record 2.7 1990s: Return to acting 2.8 2000s 2.9 2010s

3 Personal life

3.1 Political views 3.2 Dogs

4 Filmography 5 Career awards 6 Critical acclaim

6.1 Rotten Tomatoes 6.2 Metacritic

7 Previous collaborations 8 Other works 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Philip Andre Rourke Jr. was born in Schenectady, New York,[2] the son of Annette (née Cameron) and Philip Andre Rourke, Sr. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother had Scottish, French, English, and German ancestry.[5][6] He was raised Roman Catholic
Catholic
and still practices his faith.[7][8][9] His father, an amateur body builder, left the family when Mickey was six years old.[10] After his parents divorced, his mother married Eugene Addis, a Miami
Miami
Beach police officer with five sons, and moved Rourke, his younger brother (Joey), and their sister (Patricia) to South Florida.[11] There, he graduated from Miami Beach
Miami Beach
Senior High School in 1971.[12] Career[edit] Amateur boxing[edit] During his teenage years, Rourke focused his attention mainly on sports. He took up self-defense training at the Boys Club of Miami.[citation needed] It was there that he learned boxing skills and decided on an amateur career. At age 12, Rourke won his first boxing match as a 112-pound (51 kg) flyweight,[13] fighting some of his early matches under the name Phil Rourke. He continued his boxing training at the famed 5th Street Gym, in Miami
Miami
Beach, Florida. In 1969 Rourke, then weighing 140 pounds (63.5 kg),[citation needed] sparred with former World Welterweight Champion Luis Rodríguez. Rodriguez was the number one–rated middleweight boxer in the world and was training for his match with world champion Nino Benvenuti. Rourke claims to have received a concussion from his sparring match with Rodriguez.[14] At the 1971 Florida
Florida
Golden Gloves, Rourke suffered another concussion in a boxing match. After being told by doctors to take a year off and rest, Rourke temporarily retired from the ring. From 1964 to 1973, Rourke compiled an amateur boxing record of 27 wins (17 by knockout) and three defeats, which included first-round knockout wins over John Carver and Ronald Robinson, and decision victories over Ronnie Carter, Charles Gathers, Joe Riles, and Javier Villanueva.[13] Amateur boxing record[edit] Rourke's amateur boxing record was 27 wins and 3 losses.[15][16]

Amateur boxing record

Amateur boxing record

Result Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes

Win 12–0–0 Sherman Bergman KO 1 (0:31) August 20, 1973 Miami, Florida Rourke climbs off canvas to win in 31 seconds.

Win 11–0–0 John "Two Dice" Carver KO 1 (0:39) May 7, 1972 Miami, Florida Rourke scores 39 second knockout.

Win 10–0–0 Ron "22nd Street" Robinson KO 1 (0:18) February 15, 1972 Miami, Florida Rourke wins in 18 seconds.

Win 9–0–0 Leroy Harrington KO 1 (0:15) July 4, 1971 Miami, Florida Rourke wins in 15 seconds.

Win 8–0–0 Paul Malsoh KO 1 (0:29) June 22, 1970 Miami, Florida Rourke scores 29 second knockout.

Win 7–0–0 Kenny Jacobs KO 1 (0:14) June 15, 1970 Miami
Miami
Beach, Florida Rourke wins in 14 seconds.

Win 6–0–0 Joe Riles PTS 3 August 26, 1964 Miami, Florida

Win 5–0–0 Charles Gathers PTS 3 August 12, 1964 Miami, Florida

Win 4–0–0 Ronnie Carter PTS 3 June 16, 1965 Miami, Florida

Win 3–0–0 Javier Villanueva PTS 3 1964 Miami, Florida

Win 2–0–0 Jesus "KoKo" Carranza PTS 3

Miami, Florida

Win 1–0–0 Roger Hough PTS 3 July 1964 Miami, Florida

Early acting roles[edit] In 1971, as a senior at Miami Beach
Miami Beach
Senior High School, Rourke had a small acting role in the Jay W. Jensen–directed school play The Serpent.[15] However, Rourke's interests were geared to boxing, and he never appeared in any other school productions. Soon after he temporarily gave up boxing, a friend at the University of Miami
Miami
told Rourke about a play he was directing, Deathwatch, and how the man playing the role of Green Eyes had quit. Rourke got the part and immediately became enamored with acting. Borrowing $400 from his sister, he went to New York (to elude Florida
Florida
police who wanted to arrest him for burglary) and took private lessons with Actors Studio teacher Sandra Seacat. Seacat motivated Rourke to find his father, from whom he had been separated for more than 20 years. During his appearance on Inside the Actors Studio, after the release of The Wrestler, host James Lipton disclosed that Rourke had been selected to the Actors Studio
Actors Studio
in his first audition, which Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
is reported to have said was the "best audition in 30 years". Appearing primarily in television films during the late 1970s, Rourke made his feature film debut with a small role in Steven Spielberg's 1941. He played Ritchie, Dennis Christopher's bullying and ill-fated co-worker in the 1980 slasher film Fade to Black. However, it was in 1981, with his portrayal of an arsonist in Body Heat, that Rourke first received significant attention, despite his modest time on screen. The following year, he drew further critical accolades for his portrayal as the suave compulsive gambler "Boogie" Sheftell in Barry Levinson's Diner, in which Rourke co-starred, alongside Paul Reiser, Daniel Stern, Steve Guttenberg, Tim Daly
Tim Daly
and Kevin Bacon; the National Society of Film Critics named him Best Supporting Actor that year. Soon thereafter, Rourke starred in Rumble Fish, Francis Ford Coppola's follow-up to The Outsiders. Rourke's performance in the film The Pope of Greenwich Village alongside Daryl Hannah
Daryl Hannah
and Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts
also caught the attention of critics, although the film was not financially successful. In the mid-1980s, Rourke earned himself additional leading roles. His role alongside Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
in the erotic drama 9½ Weeks
9½ Weeks
helped him gain sex symbol status.[17] He received critical praise for his work in Barfly as the alcoholic writer Henry Chinaski (the literary alter ego of Charles Bukowski) and in Year of the Dragon. In 1987, Rourke appeared in Angel Heart. The film was nominated for several awards. It was seen as controversial by some owing to a sex scene involving Cosby Show
Cosby Show
cast member Lisa Bonet, who won an award for her part in the film.[18] Although some of Rourke's work was viewed as controversial in the US, he was well received by European, and especially French, audiences, who loved the "rumpled, slightly dirty, sordid ... rebel persona"[19] that he projected in Year of the Dragon, 9½ Weeks, Angel Heart, and Desperate Hours. Director Adrian Lyne said that had Mickey died after the release of Angel Heart, he would have become a bigger phenomenon than James Dean.[14] In the late 1980s, Rourke performed with David Bowie
David Bowie
on the Never Let Me Down album. Around the same time he also wrote his first screenplay, Homeboy, a boxing tale in which he starred. In 1989 Rourke starred in the docudrama Francesco, portraying St. Francis of Assisi. This was followed by Wild Orchid, another critically panned film, which gained him a nomination for a Razzie award (also for Desperate Hours). In 1991 he starred in the box office bomb Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man as Harley Davidson, a biker whose best friend, Marlboro, was played by Don Johnson. In his last role before departing for the boxing ring, Rourke played an arms dealer chased by Willem Dafoe and Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
in White Sands, a film noir that reviewers found stylish but incoherent.[20][21] Rourke's acting career eventually became overshadowed by his personal life and career decisions. Directors such as Alan Parker
Alan Parker
found it difficult to work with him. Parker stated that "working with Mickey is a nightmare. He is very dangerous on the set because you never know what he is going to do."[19] In a documentary on the special edition DVD
DVD
of Tombstone, actor Michael Biehn, who plays the part of Johnny Ringo, mentions that his role was first offered to Rourke.[22] Rourke is said to have turned down several roles in high-profile films, including 48 Hrs., Platoon, Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop, Rain Man, The Silence of the Lambs, and Pulp Fiction.[23] Professional boxing career[edit] In 1991, Rourke decided that he "had to go back to boxing" because he felt that he "was self-destructing ... [and] had no respect for [himself as] an actor".[3] Rourke was undefeated in eight fights, with six wins (four by knockout) and two draws. He fought internationally in countries including Spain, Japan, and Germany.[24] During his boxing career, Rourke suffered a number of injuries, including a broken nose, toe, and ribs, a split tongue, and a compressed cheekbone.[25] He also suffered from short term memory loss.[26] His trainer during most of his boxing career was Hells Angels
Hells Angels
member, actor, and celebrity bodyguard Chuck Zito.[27] Freddie Roach also trained Rourke for seven fights.[28] Rourke's entrance song into the ring was often Guns 'N' Roses' "Sweet Child o' Mine" (referenced in his film The Wrestler, in which Rourke's character enters his final match of the film to the song playing over the loudspeakers).[29] Boxing
Boxing
promoters said that Rourke was too old to succeed against top-level fighters. Indeed, Rourke himself admits that entering the ring was a sort of personal test: "[I] just wanted to give it a shot, test myself that way physically, while I still had time."[30] Rourke's boxing career resulted in a notable physical change in the 1990s, as his face needed reconstructive surgery to mend his injuries. His face was later called "appallingly disfigured".[31] In 2009, the actor told The Daily Mail
The Daily Mail
that he had gone to "the wrong guy" for his surgery, and that his plastic surgeon had left his features "a mess".[25] Return to boxing in 2014[edit] On Friday, November 28, 2014, Rourke briefly returned to the boxing ring and fought 29-year-old Elliot Seymour in Moscow, Russia.[32][33] It was Rourke's first boxing match in over 20 years. Talks of him being involved in four more matches were released by Rourke himself after the match. He won the exhibition fight in the second round by TKO. The fight is not counted in his professional record since it was an exhibition match. The opponent later stated that he threw the fight, having been promised payment to take a dive in the second round.[34] Record[edit]

Professional boxing record

6 wins (4 knockouts, 2 decisions), 0 losses, 2 Draws[24]

Result Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes

Draw 6–0–2 Sean Gibbons MD 4 1994-09-08 Davie, Florida

Win 6–0–1 Thomas McCay TKO 3 (4) 1993-11-20 Hamburg, Germany

Win 5–0–1 Bubba Stotts TKO 3 (4) 1993-07-24 Joplin, Missouri

Win 4–0–1 Tom Bentley KO 1 (4) 1993-03-30 Kansas City, Missouri

Win 3–0–1 Terry Jesmer PTS 4 1992-12-12 Oviedo, Spain

Draw 2–0–1 Francisco Harris MD 4 1992-04-25 Miami
Miami
Beach, Florida Scoring was 38–39 for Harris, 38–38 and 38–38.

Win 2–0 Darrell Miller KO 1 (4), 2:14 1991-06-23 Tokyo, Japan

Win 1–0 Steve Powell UD 4 1991-05-23 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Professional debut. Score 38–37, 38–37 and 39–37.

1990s: Return to acting[edit] In the early 1990s, Rourke was offered and declined the role of Butch Coolidge, which later became Bruce Willis's role in Pulp Fiction.[35] After his retirement from boxing, Rourke did accept supporting roles in several 1990s films, including Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of John Grisham's The Rainmaker, Vincent Gallo's Buffalo '66, Steve Buscemi's Animal Factory, Sean Penn's The Pledge, and Sylvester Stallone's remake of Get Carter. Rourke also has written several films under the name Sir Eddie Cook, including Bullet, in which he co-starred with Tupac Shakur. While Rourke was also selected for a significant role in Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line, his part ended up on the cutting room floor. Rourke also played a small part in the film Thursday, in which he plays a crooked cop. He also had a lead role in 1997's Double Team, which co-starred martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme
Jean-Claude Van Damme
and former NBA player Dennis Rodman. It was Rourke's first over-the-top action film role, in which he played the lead villain. During that same year, he filmed Another 9½ Weeks, a sequel to 9½ Weeks, which received only limited distribution. He ended the 1990s with the direct-to-video films Out in Fifty, Shades and television film Shergar, about the kidnapping of Epsom Derby-winning thoroughbred racehorse Shergar. Rourke has expressed his bitterness over that period of his career, stating that he came to consider himself a "has-been" and lived for a time in "a state of shame".[31] 2000s[edit] In 2001, Rourke appeared as the villain in Enrique Iglesias's music video for "Hero", which also featured Jennifer Love Hewitt. In 2002 he took the role of The Cook in Jonas Åkerlund's Spun, teaming up once again with Eric Roberts. His first collaborations with directors Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez
and Tony Scott, in Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
and Man on Fire, respectively, were in smaller roles. Nonetheless, these directors subsequently decided to cast Rourke in lead roles in their next films. In 2005, Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role in Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of Frank Miller's Sin City. Rourke received awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the IFTA, and the Online Film Critics Society, as well as Man of the Year from Total Film magazine that year. Rourke followed Sin City with a supporting role in Tony Scott's Domino alongside Keira Knightley, in which he played a bounty hunter. Rourke played the role of "The Blackbird" in an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Killshot, and appeared as Darrius Sayle in the adaptation of the Alex Rider
Alex Rider
novel Stormbreaker.

Rourke at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.

In addition, in 2004, Rourke provided the voice for "Jericho" in the third installment of the Driver video game series. Rourke also recently appeared in a 40-page story by photographer Bryan Adams for Berlin's Zoo Magazine. In an article about Rourke's return to steady acting roles, entitled " Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
Rising", Christopher Heard stated that actors/musicians Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, and Brad Pitt have "animated praise for Rourke and his work".[30] During a roundtable session of Oscar-nominated actors held by Newsweek, Brad Pitt cited Rourke as one of his early acting heroes along with Sean Penn and Gary Oldman.[36] Despite having withdrawn from acting at various points, and having made films that he now sees as a creative "sellout" (the action film Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man), Rourke has stated that "all that I have been through ...[has] made me a better, more interesting actor". Rourke's renewed interest in pursuing acting can be seen in his statement that "my best work is still ahead of me".[30] Rourke had a role in the film version of The Informers, playing Peter, an amoral former studio security guard who plots to kidnap a small child. In 2008, Rourke played the lead in Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler, winner of the Golden Lion
Golden Lion
Award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, about washed-up professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson.[37] Regarding first reading the screenplay, he stated that he originally "didn't care for it".

"I didn't really care for the script, but I wanted to work with Darren and I kind of thought that whoever wrote the script hadn't spent as much time as I had around these kind of people and he wouldn't have spoken the way the dude was speaking. And, so Darren let me rewrite all my part and he put the periods in and crossed the T's. So once we made that change I was okay with it."[38]

He also spoke on personal concern and hesitance of being in a film about wrestling, for he perceived it as being "pre-arranged and pre-choreographed". However, as he trained for the film, he developed an appreciation and respect for what real-life pro wrestlers do to prepare for the ring:

I kept getting hurt. I think I had three MRIs in two months because I wasn't landing right. These guys take several years to learn how to land and I think after I started getting hurt doing it, I started to realize these guys are really suffering and I kind of gained a respect for their sport.[39]

He trained under former WWE wrestler Afa the Wild Samoan for the part, and has received a British Academy (BAFTA) award, a Golden Globe award, an Independent Spirit Award, and an Oscar nomination as Best Actor. Rourke was pessimistic about his chances to win the Oscar, as he had burned many bridges in Hollywood as a result of his past behavior.[25] Rourke lost the Oscar to Sean Penn, while Penn did acknowledge Rourke in his acceptance speech. Rourke has written or co-written six scripts: Homeboy, The Last Ride, Bullet, Killer Moon, Penance and the latest, Pain. Of these, the first three were produced as films between 1988 and 1996.

Rourke with Ric Flair
Ric Flair
at WrestleMania XXV.

In early 2009, Rourke developed a small feud with WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, as part of a storyline. The storyline climaxed at WrestleMania XXV, when Rourke knocked out Jericho with a left hook after Jericho won his match against Jimmy Snuka, Ricky Steamboat, and Roddy Piper, with Ric Flair
Ric Flair
in their corner. In 2009 Rourke starred in John Rich's music video for Shuttin' Detroit Down
Shuttin' Detroit Down
alongside Kris Kristofferson. In 2009 he voiced protagonist US Navy SEAL Dick Marcinko in the video game Rogue Warrior. 2010s[edit] In 2010, Rourke played the role of the main villain Whiplash in the film Iron Man 2. In an interview with Rip It Up magazine he revealed that he prepared for the role by visiting Russian jail inmates.[40] In 2011, he portrayed the villainous King Hyperion in Immortals and received praise for his performance, while the film received mixed-to-positive reviews and became a box office success. He also had a minor role as Tool in Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables. Though he had little screen time, his performance was met with rave reviews and cited as one of the film's highlights. Just before the end of the year, he confirmed on a British TV talk show that he would play Gareth Thomas in an upcoming film about the Welsh rugby star who came out as gay the previous year.[41] As of February 2011, he had begun research on the film, but noted, "We're not going to make this movie until we've done all the proper research. We need to do our homework and I need to train for from nine to eleven months."[42] In 2011 Rourke was cast in the film Java Heat as an American citizen shadowing terrorist groups in Java, Indonesia. The film was released in 2013.[43] Personal life[edit] Rourke has dated several celebrities, including Terry Farrell and Sasha Volkova. He has been married twice. In 1981 he married Debra Feuer, whom he met on the set of Hardcase (1981) and who co-starred with him in Homeboy (1988) as his love interest. The marriage ended in 1989, with Rourke subsequently commenting that making the film 9½ Weeks "was not particularly considerate to my wife's needs."[44] The two have remained good friends, according to an interview Feuer gave in 2009.[45]

Andy García
Andy García
and Rourke at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

Wild Orchid co-star Carré Otis was briefly a cause célèbre following the release of the film owing to rumors that she and then-lover Rourke filmed an unsimulated sex scene. Otis married Rourke on June 26, 1992. In 1994 Rourke was arrested for spousal abuse. The charges were later dropped. The couple reconciled and also starred together in Exit in Red, but their marriage ended in December 1998. Otis and writer Hugo Schwyzer co-authored Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir, an autobiography that detailed Otis' marriage to Rourke that was published in October 2011 by HarperCollins.[46] In November 2007, Rourke was arrested again, this time on DUI charges in Miami Beach.[47] In numerous TV and print interviews, he attributes his comeback after 14 years to his agent David A. Unger,[48][49] weekly meetings with a psychiatrist, "Steve", and a Catholic
Catholic
priest, Father Peter Colapietro.[50][51] Rourke has been described as a "real good Catholic" by friend Tom Sizemore.[52] Since 2009, Rourke has been in a relationship with Russian model Anastassija Makarenko. Political views[edit] In May 1989, Rourke revealed that he had donated most of his £1.5 million earnings from the film Francesco to support Joe Doherty in his campaign for political asylum in the United States. Doherty, a Provisional Irish Republican Army
Provisional Irish Republican Army
(IRA) member, was wanted by UK authorities for his part in an ambush using an M60 machine gun
M60 machine gun
which killed a member of Britain's elite Special Air Service
Special Air Service
in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1980. Doherty was later arrested and charged for his part in the attack but escaped with seven other prisoners after holding a prison officer hostage and engaging in a shoot-out with members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.[53][54] Doherty was eventually imprisoned in the UK, but was later released under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. In June 2006, Rourke publicly gave his support to US President George W. Bush and the Iraq War.[55] In January 2009, Rourke expressed admiration for Bush in an interview with GQ magazine. He also expressed his astonishment that Islamic fundamentalists were allowed to continue their activities in the UK after the 7 July 2005 London bombings.[56] In August 2014, Rourke came under scrutiny for purchasing and wearing a T-shirt bearing the likeness of Russian President Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
at a time when most of the Western world was criticizing and sanctioning Russia
Russia
for its violations of Ukrainian sovereignty.[57] When questioned by the press, Rourke explained: "If I didn't like him, I wouldn't buy the T-shirt, believe me. I met him a couple of times and he was a real gentleman. A very cool, regular guy. Looked me right in the eye. Good guy."[58] In an appearance on the August 12, 2014, episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Rourke said he had purchased the T-shirt because the proceeds were going to benefit an ill Ukrainian boy in need of an operation.[59] In 2015, Rourke expressed his support for Ben Carson
Ben Carson
for the Republican presidential nomination. He also denounced Republican frontrunner Donald Trump
Donald Trump
as a "bully".[60] Dogs[edit] In addition to his faith, Rourke has publicly attributed his comeback to his dogs. He is well known as a pet lover, particularly fond of small-breed dogs. A spay/neuter advocate, Rourke participated in a protest outside a pet shop in 2007[61] and has done a public service announcement for PETA.[62] His first little dog was reportedly a gift from his second wife.[61] Though Rourke's dogs are generally referred to as "chihuahuas", some are not purebred. Loki, his most-publicized dog whom he described as "the love of my life",[61] was a chihuahua-terrier mix.[63][64] So reliant was Rourke on Loki's companionship, he spent US$5,400 to have her flown to England while he was on the set of the film Stormbreaker.[64] Rourke gave his dogs credit during his Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Best Actor acceptance speech January 11, 2009: "I'd like to thank all my dogs. The ones that are here, the ones that aren't here anymore because sometimes when a man's alone, that's all you got is your dog. And they've meant the world to me."[65] The day of the 2009 Golden Globes show, he told Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters
that "I sort of self-destructed and everything came out about 14 years ago or so ... the wife had left, the career was over, the money was not an ounce. The dogs were there when no one else was there." Asked by Walters if he had considered suicide, he responded:

Yeah, I didn't want to be here, but I didn't want to kill myself. I just wanted to push a button and disappear.... I think I hadn't left the house for four or five months, and I was sitting in the closet, sleeping in the closet for some reason, and I was in a bad place, and I just remember I was thinking, 'Oh, man, if I do this,' [and] then I looked at my dog, Beau Jack, and he made a sound, like a little almost human sound. I don't have kids, the dogs became everything to me. The dog was looking at me going, 'Who's going to take care of me?' — Mickey Rourke[66]

Beau Jack sired two of Rourke's later pets, Loki and her littermate Chocolate.[67] Beau Jack died in 2002, although Rourke reportedly gave him 45 minutes of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.[64][68] Chocolate was the subject of a children's book, Chocolate at the Four Seasons, about his temporary stay with producer Bonnie Timmerman.[69] Chocolate returned to Rourke and died in 2006.[69] In addition to those dogs and several other past pets, Rourke currently owns a chihuahua named Jaws who appeared with him in his 2009 PETA ad, as well as in the film Once Upon a Time in Mexico.[62] He has had as many as seven dogs at one time, back in 2005.[68] At the time of his Golden Globes tribute to his pets, Rourke owned five chihuahuas: Loki, Jaws, Ruby Baby, La Negra and Bella Loca.[64] About a month later, on February 16, 2009, Loki died in Rourke's arms at the age of 18.[70] Filmography[edit] Main article: Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
filmography Career awards[edit]

List of awards

Year Award Nomination Film Result

1983 Boston Society of Film Critics Award Best Supporting Actor Diner Won

1983 National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Diner Won

1988 Independent Spirit Awards Best Actor Barfly Nominated

1991 Razzie Award Worst Actor Desperate Hours Nominated

1991 Razzie Award Worst Actor Wild Orchid Nominated

2006 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actor Sin City Won

2006 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Sin City Won

2006 Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actor Sin City Won

2006 Online Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Sin City Won

2006 Satellite Award Best Supporting Actor Sin City Nominated

2006 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Sin City Nominated

2006 Critics' Choice Award Best Ensemble Sin City Nominated

2008 Golden Orange Award Honorary Award

Won

2008 Satellite Awards Best Actor – Drama The Wrestler Nominated

2008 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Best Actor The Wrestler Won

2008 San Francisco Film Critics Best Actor The Wrestler Won

2008 Broadcast Film Critics Best Actor The Wrestler Nominated

2008 San Diego Film Critics Society Best Actor The Wrestler Won

2008 Toronto Film Critics Association Best Actor The Wrestler Won

2008 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Actor The Wrestler Won

2008 Florida
Florida
Film Critics Circle Best Actor The Wrestler Won

2008 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actor The Wrestler Won

2009 Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award Best Actor – Drama The Wrestler Won

2009 Independent Spirit Award Best Male Lead The Wrestler Won

2009 BAFTA
BAFTA
Award Best Actor The Wrestler Won

2009 Academy Awards Best Actor The Wrestler Nominated

2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards Best Actor The Wrestler Nominated

2009 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Riviera Award The Wrestler Won

2010 Scream Awards Best Villain Iron Man 2 Won

2011 MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Iron Man 2 Nominated

Critical acclaim[edit] According to Rotten Tomatoes, Rourke's most "fresh" film is The Wrestler[71] and most "rotten" film is Wild Orchid.[citation needed] Rotten Tomatoes[edit] Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
films that rated as "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes.[citation needed]

Rank Title %

1 The Wrestler 98%

2 Body Heat 97%

3 Diner 91%

4 The Pope of Greenwich Village 90%

5 The Rainmaker 88%

6 Animal Factory 83%

7 Barfly 80%

8 Sin City 78%

Rank Title %

9 Buffalo '66 78%

10 The Pledge 78%

11 Angel Heart 78%

12 Iron Man 2 74%

13 Rumble Fish 71%

14 Once Upon a Time in Mexico 68%

15 A Prayer for the Dying 63%

16 9½ Weeks 62%

17 Year of the Dragon 60%

Metacritic[edit] Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
films which rate "good" on Metacritic.

Rank Title /100

1 Diner 86

2 The Wrestler 81

3 Body Heat 78

4 The Rainmaker 72

5 The Pledge 71

6 Buffalo '66 68

7 Animal Factory 65

8 Rumble Fish 63

Previous collaborations[edit] Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
stated to the Film Comment
Film Comment
on August, 1992 that it was destiny to make Homeboy with Mickey Rourke:

Mickey Rourke
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, let's 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.[72]

Other works[edit] Rourke made his stage debut in a revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge. He lent his voice to the video games Driv3r
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
Daihatsu
and Lark cigarettes. More recently, in 2009, Rourke voiced the character of Dick Marcinko
Dick Marcinko
for the biographical video game Rogue Warrior, which was released on December 1, 2009.[73] 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). In 2010, he appeared in a Dutch TV Commercial for Bavaria Beer.[74] Rourke appeared as a gangster in the music video for "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias. Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt
also made an appearance in the clip. Rourke also provided the mid-song rap on the David Bowie
David Bowie
song "Shining Star (Makin' My Love)" on his album Never Let Me Down (1987).[citation needed] Rourke has been the subject of two extensive biographies on his life and career Stand Alone: The Films of Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
and Hollywood Outlaw: The Life of Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
both were written by British author Saurav Dutt. In 2014 Dutt announced he was producing and writing a novelization inspired by an undeveloped script for a movie that Rourke wrote entitled Wild Horses which was eventually released in Fall 2015.[75] References[edit]

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Darren Aronofsky
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Catholic
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Mickey Rourke
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Mickey Rourke
wins exhibition bout in Moscow". Celebrity.yahoo.com. 2014-11-29. Archived from the original on 2015-09-18. Retrieved 2016-03-16.  ^ "Mickey Rourke's defeated opponent in Moscow
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claims fight was fixed". The Guardian. 2014-12-06. Retrieved 2015-01-08.  ^ "Rourke Is Back, But For How Long? – The 81st Annual Academy Awards on Yahoo! Movies". Oscars.movies.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on February 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-05.  ^ Video on YouTube ^ Bradshaw, Peter (2009-01-16). "Film review: The Wrestler". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-02-27.  ^ "Rourke didn't 'care for' 'Wrestler' script". Upi.com. Retrieved 2010-06-02.  ^ "Rourke didn't 'care for' 'Wrestler' script". UPI.com. Retrieved 2010-06-02.  ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120308113645/http://ripitup.co.nz/contentitem/interview-mickey-rourke-talks-iron-man-2/911. Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2010.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ "Rourke Confirms Gareth Thomas Biopic". The Advocate. December 28, 2010. Retrieved February 14, 2011.  ^ "Rourke begins research for Thomas biopic". ESPN Scrum. February 14, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2011.  ^ "Tio to star alongside Mickey Rourke". October 28, 2011.  ^ Hind, John (2009-02-15). "Mickey Rourke: Did I say that?". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2009-02-15.  ^ "Mickey Rourke: 'He was a shy mummy's boy.. fame drove him to drink, drugs & too much plastic surgery. But now he's back on top'". The Daily Mirror. 2009-01-18.  ^ "Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir". HarperCollins. 2011.  ^ " Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
Arrested for DUI – on a Vespa". People. 2007-11-08. Retrieved 2009-01-13.  ^ Lyman, Rick (2003-04-13). "FILM; Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
Is Sorry. Very, Very, Very Sorry". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-22. For the first three years, no one wanted to hire him, no one wanted to meet with him. He was living on what he could raise by selling off the last of his movie-star possessions. And then, a couple of years ago, he got a call out of the blue from David Unger, a young and ambitious agent at I.C.M. 'He saved me,' Mr. Rourke says.  ^ Janofsky, Michael (2009-01-21). "Rourke's Agent Rehabilitates Bad-Boy Actor Into Oscar Contender". Bloomberg L.P.
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Rebuilds Foundation With Plenty Of Hard Work". Rocknrollghost.com. Retrieved 2014-08-14.  ^ "The heart-throb 'brat' and the IRA", An Phoblacht, 25 May 1989, p. 7 ^ "You vile brat - Bomb victim slams star's IRA handout", Daily Mirror, 22 May 1989, p. 1 ^ "Rourke Pledges Support To Bush", Contactmusic.com, June 4, 2006. ^ "Confessions of a Closet Republican: Mickey Rourke
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Doesn't Blame Bush!", Republicaninthearts.blogspot.co.uk; accessed December 2, 2014. ^ Staff (2013-11-15). " Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
Lines Up For Putin Shirt In Moscow". LBC. Retrieved 2014-08-14. [permanent dead link] ^ WATCH: Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
supports Putin by lining up for T-shirt, Global News, August 11, 2014. ^ Chavez, Paul (August 12, 2014). "Cleans up nice! Mickey Rourke ditches dishevelled look for smart dress shirt and vest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Daily Mail.  ^ Verhoeven, Beatrice. " Mickey Rourke
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Calls Donald Trump
Donald Trump
'Big Mouthed Bitch Bully,' Endorses GOP Candidate 'The Black Dude'". The Wrap. Retrieved 14 April 2016.  ^ a b c Slideshow: Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
and His Family of Little Dogs, at PeoplePets.Com, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-17. ^ a b Mickey Rourke
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Says Don't Get Your Dogs Knocked Up, 2009-01-15 at PeoplePets.Com. Retrieved 2009-02-17. ^ Lyman, Rick. FILM: Mickey Rourke
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at Rotten Tomatoes Ebert, Roger (1987-02-10). "A day on location with Rourke's Barfly". Chicago Sun-Times.  Pierce, Rabin, and Tobias, Leonard, Nathan, and Scott (2009-02-20). "Primer: Mickey Rourke". The Onion A.V. Club. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) "Mickey Rourke". Charlie Rose. New York, NY: WNET. Archived from the original on 2011-11-20. Retrieved 2011-11-26.  Keri Walsh, "Why Does Mickey Rourke
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Awards for Mickey Rourke

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BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

1952–1967

Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1952) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1953) Kenneth More
Kenneth More
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1954) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
British, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
Foreign (1955) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, François Périer
François Périer
Foreign (1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
British, Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
Foreign (1957) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
British, Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
Foreign (1958) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1959) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1960) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Foreign (1961) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
British, Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
Foreign (1962) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1963) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1964) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
Foreign (1965) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1966) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1967)

1968–present

Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1968) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1969) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1970) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1971) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1972) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1976) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1979) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
/ Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) John Cleese
John Cleese
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1982) Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(1987) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1992) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1993) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1997) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(1998) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1999) Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
(2000) Brian Cox / Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
/ Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Paul Dano
Paul Dano
/ Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor

1980-2000

Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1980) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1981) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1985) Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
/ Ray Liotta
Ray Liotta
(1986) R. Lee Ermey
R. Lee Ermey
(1987) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1988) Danny Aiello
Danny Aiello
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1997) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
/ Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1998) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1999) Fred Willard
Fred Willard
(2000)

2001-present

Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(2002) Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2005) Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller
(2012) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1943) Alexander Knox
Alexander Knox
(1944) Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1946) Ronald Colman
Ronald Colman
(1947) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1948) Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(1949) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1950) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1951) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1952) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1953) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) David Niven
David Niven
(1958) Anthony Franciosa
Anthony Franciosa
(1959) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1960) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1961) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1964) Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1968) John Wayne
John Wayne
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1976) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
/ Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
(1984) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1988) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1992) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
(1997) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1998) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1999) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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Golden Orange Honorary Award

Ömer Lütfi Akad (1983) Sezer Sezin (1984) Metin Erksan (1987) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
/ Taylor Hackford
Taylor Hackford
/ Norman Jewison
Norman Jewison
(2006) Shekhar Kapur
Shekhar Kapur
/ Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
/ Hanna Schygulla
Hanna Schygulla
(2007) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
/ Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
/ Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
/ Michael J. Warner (2008)

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead

M. Emmet Walsh
M. Emmet Walsh
(1985) James Woods
James Woods
(1986) Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
(1987) Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
(1988) Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon
(1989) Danny Glover
Danny Glover
(1990) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1991) Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
(1992) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(1993) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1994) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1995) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2001) Derek Luke (2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2006) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) James Franco
James Franco
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) John Hawkes (2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Abraham Attah
Abraham Attah
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year

Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1994) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(1995) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1996) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1997) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Bruno Ganz
Bruno Ganz
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
( 2011) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor

Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1967) Seymour Cassel
Seymour Cassel
(1968) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1969) Chief Dan George
Chief Dan George
(1970) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(1971) Eddie Albert
Eddie Albert
/ Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1973) Holger Löwenadler
Holger Löwenadler
(1974) Henry Gibson
Henry Gibson
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Edward Fox (1977) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
/ Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1978) Frederic Forrest
Frederic Forrest
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) Robert Preston (1981) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1985) Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
(1986) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1987) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1988) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1989) Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(1990) Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(1995) Martin Donovan
Martin Donovan
/ Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1998) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2001) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2002) Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(2005) Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2007) Eddie Marsan
Eddie Marsan
(2008) Paul Schneider / Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2012) James Franco
James Franco
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Supporting Actor

Marty Feldman
Marty Feldman
(1974/75) Jay Robinson
Jay Robinson
(1976) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1977) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1978) Arte Johnson
Arte Johnson
(1979) Scatman Crothers
Scatman Crothers
(1980) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1981) Richard Lynch
Richard Lynch
(1982) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1983) Tracey Walter
Tracey Walter
(1984) Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
(1985) Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton
(1986) Richard Dawson
Richard Dawson
(1987) Robert Loggia
Robert Loggia
(1988) Thomas F. Wilson
Thomas F. Wilson
(1989/90) William Sadler (1991) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1992) Lance Henriksen
Lance Henriksen
(1993) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1994) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(1995) Brent Spiner
Brent Spiner
(1996) Vincent D'Onofrio
Vincent D'Onofrio
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan
(1999) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2000) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(2001) Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(2002) Sean Astin
Sean Astin
(2003) David Carradine
David Carradine
(2004) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2005) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Stephen Lang
Stephen Lang
(2009) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2010) Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(2011) Clark Gregg
Clark Gregg
(2012) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2013) Richard Armitage (2014) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2015) John Goodman
John Goodman
(2016)

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