Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays September 16

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1956 (54) Mickey Rourke Actor “Iron Man”. Also, remember him in 1981s “Body Heat” with William Hurt? I have included a video with Mickey as the scene stealing arsonist Teddy in “Body Heat.”

Also, below, I have included a video of the “morphing” of Mickey Rourke’s face…Fascinating!

Trivia

Has at least seven tatoos including a tiger head with Chinese symbolson his left shoulder, a bulls skull on his right bicep, and a shamrock on his left forearm.

Became a professional boxer in 1991 but retired in 1995.

Is a motorcycle enthusiast.

Kim Basinger once called him “The Human Ashtray”.

Filmed a role in The Thin Red Line (1998), that eventually got cut. He gets thanked in the credits.

Arrested by the LAPD and charged with spousal abuse. [July 1994]

Used to own a gym in West Hollywood called Shapiro.

Has an younger sister named Patty, a younger half-brother named Joey Rourke, and six step-siblings.

Walked off the set of Luck of the Draw (2000) when the producers refused to let him include his pet chihuahua in the movie. [August 1999]

Was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in L.A. His reps said it was for an allergic reaction to cough syrup he was taking to battle the flu. Rourke was released a few hours later. [19 April 1999]

Grew up in the tough Miami area known as Liberty City.

Was first offered the role of Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop (1984). It was eventually passed on to Sylvester Stallone, and, after many script revisions, Eddie Murphy.

Was trained by Sandra Seacat.

Made his professional boxing debut on May 23, 1991 in Florida by winning a 4 round decision over Steve Powell.

Retired from boxing undefeated after boxing a draw with “Irish” Sean Gibbons in Davie, Florida in 1994.

As an amateur boxer, put together a knockout streak of 12 straight.

Sparred with world champions James Toney and Carlos Monzón.

On June 3, 1992 he knocked-out Darrell Miller in one round in Japan.

On Nov. 20, 1993, he knocked-out Thomas McCoy in 3 rounds in Germany.

On Dec. 12, 1993 he knocked-out Terry Jesmer in Spain in 4 rounds.

Used to co-own a very tiny soda fountain/ice cream/magazine stand in Beverly Hills with his hairdresser pal Giuseppe Franco called Mickey & Joey’s.

As a boxer, his nickname was “El Marielito”.

Visited former World Middleweight Boxing Champion Carlos Monzón while Monzón was in prison for murder in Argentina. The two reportedly boxed an exhibition.

Was considered for the role of Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

Has admitted in interviews that he only did Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) for the money.

Was originally cast as “Stuntman Mike” in Death Proof (2007).

Turned down Bruce Willis’ role in Pulp Fiction (1994) to write and star in F.T.W. (1994).

Was considered for a role in Inglourious Basterds (2009).

Is a good friend of French singer and painter Tristan, who designed, among other things, the “tiger jacket” Rourke wears in Homeboy (1988).

In its obituary of poet Charles Bukowski, the screenwriter of Barfly (1987), “The New York Post” used a photo of Rourke as Henry Chinaski in the film instead of a photo of the poet himself.

Was offered a role in Revolver (2005/I), but turned it down to do Domino (2005).

Was great friends with Bullet (1996) co-star and rapper Tupac Shakur.

Has turned down lead roles in Highlander (1986), The Untouchables (1987) and Rain Man (1988).

Irish American.

On the Waterfront (1954) director Elia Kazan said that Rourke’s student audition was the best audition piece he’d seen in 30 years.

Injuries he received as a boxer include a split tongue and a compressed cheekbone. Surgeons rebuilt his nose with cartilage from his ear. His balance also suffers to this day if he is tired or drinks alcohol.

Other movies he is alleged to have turned down include 48 Hrs. (1982), Platoon (1986), Top Gun (1986) and Tombstone (1993).

In October 2001, he paid half a million pounds for a house in County Wicklow in Ireland.

On October 16, 2004, his younger brother, Joey Rourke (born June 25, 1954) died of lung cancer. He was 50 years old. Mickey credited his brother Joey with preventing him from committing suicide in 1998.

In a 2008 interview with rottentomatoes.com, Rourke said his five favorite films were The Deer Hunter (1978), The Godfather (1972) & The Godfather: Part II (1974), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), On the Waterfront (1954) and Gilda (1946).

Ex-brother-in-law of Ian Feuer and Jordan Otis.

Engaged to Russian model Anastasiya Makarenko [December 8, 2009].

Himself from Miami, turned down the role of Det. Sonny Crockett on “Miami Vice” (1984), which went to his co-star in “Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man” Don Johnson. The role was also offered to Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges and Tom Berenger.

source: internet movie data base


1961 (49) Jennifer Tilly Meg’s Sister Actress “Bullets Over Broadway”

1956 (54) David Copperfield High Profile Magician

1955 (55) Robin Yount Played 20 Seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers

1949 (61) Ed Begley, Jr. Actor TV Series “St. Elsewhere”

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