Other Rourke facts:
He was born Philip Andre Rourke Jr
In 1956 in Schenectady
, New York
He is sometimes credited as:
'Sir' Eddie Cook when he is writing.
He has had an ultra bad Dr. Nick Riviera
style face lift
He played Jan the Actress (an incarcerated transvestite
) in the slept on movie:
The Animal Factory
. And he was really good.
He is reputed to be a lame ass wife beater
(if I’m wrong I'm sorry). Hey Mickey remember, in the immortal words of Black Sheep
"We don't punch girls and/we don't punch a clock"..
Finally here's a little Mickey Rourke story to flesh this rawtha slim node out, (bear in mind this story could be true, semi
-true, urban legend
or utter bullshit
, you decide)
Ok, so it's 1992-1998, America, LA.. (Can you picture it?)
and Mark Wahlberg
is walking down the street (probably with his posse
if it's closer to 92 and probably with his entourage
if it's closer to 98). He passes in front of Golds Gym
and who should be outside but, of course, Mickey Rourke. Mickey, as I am sure you are all aware, is/was a semi-pro boxer
, of the exceedingly rumpled and punch drunk
variety, he has been very puffy and buff and very stringy and ropy at various times, but he is always clearly someone who exercises. Mickey is smoking a cigarette
(working out and smoking is cool I imagine, I know smoking is cool, if I ever get around to working out I'll let you know if they go together like cagney and lacey
He says: Hey Hey, Marky Mark
MW: Hey it's Mickey Rourke... How are ya man?
MR: Pretty good Marky, Hey... You wanna know how you get this big?
(Indicates his own state of muscular
ity, probably with a gesture with his cigarette)
MW: (who isn't that dumb and is aware that he is probably about to be the butt of something) Uh sure Mickey...
MR: (takes a big ole drag of his smoke, exhales slowly, looks Mark Wahlberg up and down) Steroids!!
He flicks the butt in the street and goes back inside.
Is it true? We may never know
. If it isn't it probably should be, hmmmm?