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Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

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Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

Everything he's done since the Wrestler has absolutly stunk. Iron Man 2, Killshot, The Expendables, Passion Play, 13, Immortals,The Courier, Black November and Black Gold were all pretty awful. Most were so bad that they didn't even get a theatrical release. Not only that, but everything he has coming down the pipe (aside from Sin City) looks just as bad.

I was really hoping after his resurrection with The Wrestler, he might align himself with some talented filmmakers or at least choose some interesting roles. But alas, no such luck.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

He's always had that off/on streak in his career.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

but since the Wrestler its been: on, off, off, off, off, off, off, off, off, off.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

It's called cashing in. He singlehandedly ruined Iron Man 2. Apparently as long as the check clears, Mickey will appear in your movie.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

All the stuff about him finally learning his lesson, becoming more self aware, appreciating how lucky he is to be in his profession and respecting his directors and coworkers, and the 'new' him being appreciative and humble is largely false. He's still the same obnoxious fool he always was. He still badmouths costars and films and talks all kind of weird shit in interviews, pouts up on sets and throws fits, etc.

One recent example is he was cast in the film 'Seven Psychopaths'. Very talented director, fantastic cast, great script. Mickey threw fits on the set, yelled at and insulted the directer telling him he was a hack in front of everyone, and stormed off the movie.

Not much has changed... he's still his own worst enemy.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

13? Black Gold?

I assume these are direct to video.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

Since he fucked up his face I couldn't care less if I saw him in anything. What a bizarre looking person. He and the Cat Lady would make a nice pair. -kd5-
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

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It's called cashing in. He singlehandedly ruined Iron Man 2. Apparently as long as the check clears, Mickey will appear in your movie.
No he didn't, that movie was fucked with or without him.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

He absolutely ruined Iron Man 2 for me. I spent the entire movie thinking to myself why is Mickey Rourke in this?
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No he didn't, that movie was fucked with or without him.
Despite his lousy Russian accent, Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell were one of the few highlights of that movie. The movie was shit regardless of who was in the cast.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

He may have ruined IM2 for you but you're forgetting that IM2 fucked itself in the ass. And it wasn't even a good fuck.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

Yeah, Rourke was the least of that film's problems.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

Imagine Daniel Day Lewis in place of Mickey Rourke in IM2? Hey, what do ya know?!! Iron Man 2 is still boring!!
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

I've never understood how anyone can call Rourke's role in The Wrestler a comeback. He never went anywhere. If anything, he was still working with talented directors in the few years before The Wrestler.

Tony Scott x2
Robert Rodrigues x2
Sean Penn

I would put those three above the directors post-Wrestler, any day.

To me, the comeback story of last decade was Jackie Earl Haley. That guy was delivering fucking pizzas before Little Children, and he has sure hasn't pissed it away since.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

Jackie Earl Haley definitely had a hell of a comeback.

What's great is he gets to be in all the decidedly stylish movies - even if they're bad they have a suitable fanbase.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

He was awesome in Immortals.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

I disagree. Jackie Earle Haley was terrible in Immortals.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

Immortals and Expendables were both good and I enjoyed him in them. He wasn't a big part in Expendables. He was the main bad guy in Immortals and he neither made or ruined the movie.

And the Wrestler wasn't really a comeback. He was great in it but apparently anyone can be great in a Darren Aronofsky movie. Shawn Wayans was great in Requiem for a Dream... yes, the Shawn Wayans of White Chicks fame. Aronofsky has a way of getting the best out of his actors.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

I guess Rourke was never one of my favorite actors but I've enjoyed him in quite a few films he's been in recently. The Wrestler is one of the best movies I've seen in recent years.

I think Iron Man 2 gets more hate than it deserves personally. It's not as good as Iron Man but I liked it. Rourke wasn't the best part of it but I don't think he took anything away either. As far as other films he's been in I enjoyed The Expendables but his role in that was pretty small.

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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

Actually, I'd say he did the best he could have. The guy was never an extraordinary actor, and once he went out of the spotlight he was way out.

He comes back, puts his all into The Wrestler, and enjoys his moment on top again. So, seeing his opportunity to score some good paychecks, he whores himself out to every production that'll take him. Since he's already in the DTV market, you can see how quickly those huge checks started drying up. I'm sure he's also a pain in the ass to work with, which I've gathered based on some of his interviews.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

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Everything he's done since the Wrestler has absolutly stunk. Iron Man 2, Killshot, The Expendables, Passion Play, 13, Immortals,The Courier, Black November and Black Gold were all pretty awful. Most were so bad that they didn't even get a theatrical release. Not only that, but everything he has coming down the pipe (aside from Sin City) looks just as bad.

I was really hoping after his resurrection with The Wrestler, he might align himself with some talented filmmakers or at least choose some interesting roles. But alas, no such luck.
He has done plenty to pad his bank account that is all he really wanted.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

That's one of the reasons he didn't come back for Expendables 2. Hell he shot the first one right when he was shooting Iron Man 2. There was an interview of him saying that if you "wanted this" back in your film you'd have to pay up to get it.

I like the guy, but he hasn't always made the right choices. I'd like to see him stick around. He's a good character actor.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

Speaking of comebacks, how about that Stephen Dorff.
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Re: Mickey Rourke hasn't really done a whole lot with his comeback.

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Speaking of comebacks, how about that Stephen Dorff.
The comeback by him and Casper Van Dien has been amazing!
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Dorff's been getting some steady DTV work and he was cool in Somewhere.

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