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Mickey Rourke Was Moments Away From Suicide, Unlikely Companion Stepped In

11/5/2015 10:14am EST
Mickey Rourke Suicide Attempt: Actor Credits Dog With Saving His
Mickey Rourke's life nearly ended in suicide years ago, and the actor-turned-boxer-turned-activist credits his loving dog for saving his life.

According to a Page Six report, on Sunday, Mickey Rourke attended the screening of Eating Happiness, a documentary about the trading and consumption of dog meat in Asia.

Rourke, 63, a PETA activist, shared a gut-wrenching story about his suicide attempt during a low point in his life. An avid dog lover and owner of six pooches, Mickey described the chilling moment before he nearly put a bullet through his head.

"I was going through a really ro...

Blu-ray Review: 'Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man' - Worth The Money?

5/1/2015 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man'
Ready to hang with a pair of old school tough guys? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray action flick "Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man" out May 19 from Shout! Factory Home Entertainment. We review if it’s indeed better to be dead and cool than alive and uncool below!

Title: "Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Tom Sizemore

Director: Simon Wincer

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment


The Flick: "Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man" is a...

15 Celebrities Who Haven't Aged Well

10/23/2014 11:24am EDT
15 Celebrities Who Haven't Aged Well
Everyone grows older, but some people do it better than others. Partying too hard, gaining weight, and genetics often contribute to what a person looks like as they age.

Some age very well (Christie Brinkley, we're talking to you) - others not so much.

Ten years ago Lindsay Lohan was a beautiful 18-year-old with a promising career ahead of her. An addiction to drugs and alcohol changed all that. She lost a large amount of weight, dyed her hair blonde, dyed it back to red, caused trouble on set, and went to rehab on several occasions.

Lohan's abusive lifestyle has definitely affected her...

No Butts About It: 30 Celebrity Smokers

10/9/2014 2:07pm EDT
No Butts About It: 30 Celebrity Smokers
Everyone knows smoking is bad, but many celebrities can't help lighting up. Maybe they have a tough time quitting the habit, or perhaps they smoke to keep off the weight. A cheeseburger is worse than a cigarette, right?

It may surprise you that some of these stars smoke - others you won't find so shocking.

Keira Knightley is a smoker, and it's probably part of the reason why she's so thin. She's also been accused of having an eating disorder. Early in 2014 she admitted that her grandmother and great-grandmother had anorexia but denied suffering from the disease herself. Either way, both h...

10 Celebrities Who Aren't Aging Well

10/1/2013 6:30pm EDT
Melanie Griffith
Whether it is bad genes, multiple plastic surgery procedures or simply too much partying, there are a few celebrities who look well beyond their years They can’t all be Betty White, Christie Brinkley or Sophia Loren, right? Here is our list of celebrities who aren’t aging well.

Melanie Griffith- The fifty-six year old used to be an adorable gal with a warm smile and now she looks like the plastic surgery she had is sinking off of her face. 

Val Kilmer-This former Batman star may only be fifty-three but his excessive partying has definitely taken a toll on his former Batman looks. 


Male Celebrities Who Have Had Plastic Surgery

10/1/2013 1:07pm EDT
Mickey Rourke
Usually we think about women when we think about plastic surgery in Hollywood. However, plenty of leading men had had some work done to keep their youthful appearance. Here are some male celebrities who have had plastic surgery...

Mickey Rourke

Despite never losing a matching during his three-year boxing career, the fights left Mickey's face disfigured. The actor says he went to the "wrong guy" for his cosmetic work. He had five operations on his nose and had to fix a broken cheekbone.

Bruce Jenner

Bruce had a facelift and nose job in the 80s during a rough period in his life. "I ...

Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone Bad

2/21/2013 8:07pm EST
Kim Novak
Most celebrities have had "a little work done" over the course of their careers, going for the usual nip here or tuck there to improve their appearance and keep themselves looking youthful enough to keep landing the big roles; and then there are the few dozen who have taken cosmetic surgery procedures to their most extreme.

Take former Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns, for instance. Known in the early 80s for his flamboyant, androgynous appearance, Burns has undergone several cosmetic surgeries -- likening them to simply "buying a new sofa" and saying it's something he'll always keep doing ...

Mickey Rourke Toured Gay Bars To Get Into Character As Welsh Rugby Star

12/24/2012 5:02pm EST
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke was treated to a gay bar crawl around London as part of his preparations to play Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas in an upcoming biopic.

The Wrestler star has become close friends with the gay sportsman through working together on the currently untitled film, which will document Thomas' career and his place in history as the first high-profile rugby player to 'come out' as homosexual.

Thomas has now revealed he took Rourke on an unusual night out in London to give him an insight into the city's gay scene.

He tells Britain's Daily Star on Sunday newspaper, "When he was in Lond...

Ben Kingsley In Talks To Play 'Iron Man' Villain

4/10/2012 9:48am EDT
Ben Kingsley
Oscar-winning Gandhi star Ben Kingsley is in talks to play the villain in the next Iron Man sequel, according to Hollywood trade reports.

The Hugo actor will follow Mickey Rourke as superhero Tony Stark's nemesis in Iron Man 3, if Variety rumors are true.

No details about his role or the film have been released, but Shane Black has replaced Jon Favreau as the director of the third film, which will hit cinemas next year.

Robert Downey, Jr. will return as Stark/Iron Man.

11 Alcoholic Movie Characters In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day

3/16/2012 11:00am EDT
11 Alcoholic Movie Characters In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day is upon us and it's time to prepare to get wasted on the drunkest holiday of the year. But before you hit up the local bar or Irish pub on St. Patty's Day, learn some valuable lessons and mistakes from the following movie characters. From a college drunk in "Animal House" to a boozed up Santa Claus in"Bad Santa," here is a list of memorable drunk movie characters:

Mckenzie Brothers From Strange Brew (1983)

One of the funniest drunk films ever, the 1983 comedy "Strange Brew" stars SCTV's Mckenzie Brothers, played by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas. The brothers are two g...

Check Out 'Immortals' On 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Triple Play & DVD

3/13/2012 7:14am EDT
A brave young stonemason assembles a fierce band of warriors to prevent an evil king from acquiring the artifact that will permit him to rule the world in "Immortals," an epic mythological fantasy from visionary filmmaker Tarsem Singh.

King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) is a brutal tyrant on a bloody mission to seek out the mythical Bow of Epirus. Should he succeed, even the gods of Olympus will be forced to bow before him. In his efforts to locate the invincible and elusive weapon, Hyperion leads his Heraklion army on a brutal rampage across Greece, razing every town in their path, and killin...

Mickey Rourke & Kim Basinger Reteam For 'Black November'

2/11/2012 11:30am EST
Kim Basinger
Mickey Rourke is set to reunite with his "9 1/2 Weeks" co-star Kim Basinger for a new political thriller.

The actors, who starred in the raunchy 1986 drama together, will team up again for "Black November," with Rourke playing an unscrupulous oil company boss whose firm is responsible for destroying a number of villages in Nigeria.

Rourke and Basinger previously reunited in 2008 film "The Informers," but they didn't share any screen time and Rourke revealed they met for the first time in 23 years on the red carpet at the premiere.

"Black November," which also stars Anne Heche, is due for...

Epic Battles Come To Life In 'Immortals,' On Blu-ray & DVD March 6

1/12/2012 9:45pm EST
One brave warrior, touched by the gods, must overcome all odds to save mankind from a merciless and powerful tyrant when Immortals comes to Blu-ray and DVD on March 6th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Directed by visionary filmmaker Tarsem Singh and written by Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides, the home entertainment release is chock-full of must-see bonus features including an alternate beginning, two alternate endings, deleted scenes and an amazing graphic novel, creating the ultimate viewing experience.

From the producers of 300, Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari, and ...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Johnny Handsome'

12/23/2011 12:12pm EST
Johnny Handsome photo
Since Christmas is almost here and the holidays sometimes bring out the nostalgia in all of us, I thought why not examine a flick with a sensitive side. (But also a distinctive 'getting even' side as well!) Welcome to the...Forgotten Friday Flick! Sometimes style and substance can take an old idea and infuse new life, even to the point of five-star stardom. This week’s selection is no different; a fantastically memorable tale of revenge, romance and redemption all with a tasty twist. So let’s head down the path of no return and get a little as we examine famed Director Walter Hill’s hi...

Blu-ray Review: 'The Expendables: Extended Director's Cut'

12/14/2011 2:30pm EST
The Expendables photo
So you thought the last Stallone outing was already a decent guns and ammo treat? Well then feast your eyes on the upgrade via the new "The Expendables: Extended Director’s Cut" out Dec. 13 from Lionsgate. Does Stallone provide more backbone – check out the action stats below!

Title: "The Expendables: Extended Director’s Cut"

Grade: 4 1/2

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: 114 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate


The Flick: Amidst the already blood and guts heavy previous...

Blu-ray Review: '13'

11/17/2011 12:20pm EST
13 pic
How far would you go to get money you needed for family? And would you be willing to go as far as to take a life or even risk your own? So is the dilemma of the gun-to-the-head victims in the new flick "13" out on DVD and Blu-ray from the lovingly twisted folks over at Anchor Bay. Ready, aim...and check out the specs below!

Title: "13"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Sam Riley, Ray Winstone, Mickey Rourke

Director: Gela Babluani

Rating: R

Runtime: 90 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment


The Flick: "13" starts the typical way – down on h...

Mickey Rourke Deems Carre Otis' Book 'Delusional And Narcissistic'

11/15/2011 8:28am EST
Mickey Rourke
Actor Mickey Rourke has accused his ex-wife of "chasing the buck" by detailing their relationship in a new book.

The Wrestler star wed Carre Otis in 1992 after they co-starred in movie Wild Orchid, but their tumultuous union was rocked by allegations of domestic abuse and the model/actress' heroin addiction. They divorced six years later.

In her new memoir, Beauty, Disrupted, Otis claims she only married Rourke because she was terrified he would kill himself if she turned down the offer - and the actor is unhappy with her allegations.

Rourke tells CNN talk show host Piers Morgan, "Fro...

'Immortals' Beats 'Jack And Jill' At Weekend Box Office

11/14/2011 8:39am EST
Director Tarsem Singh's stylish, ultra-violent action film "Immortals" has beaten Adam Sandler's gender-bending comedy "Jack & Jill" and Clint Eastwood and Leonardo Dicaprio's "J. Edgar" biopic to the top of the box office.

The 3D epic, which stars British actor Henry Cavill as ancient Greek hero Theseus and Mickey Rourke as bloodthirsty villain King Hyperion, hauled in $32 million in its opening weekend to take first place from Sandler's new release, which claimed a solid $26 million.

Former number one "Puss in Boots" fell to third place, comedy "Tower Heist" came in fourth and the new "...

Mickey Rourke Dreads Movie Make-up

11/13/2011 3:15pm EST
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke hates sitting in the make-up chair for prosthetics fittings because he's claustrophobic.

The Wrestler star loved playing both King Hyperion in new film Immortals and Marv in Sin City, but he could have done without the makeovers.

He admits the Sin City shoot was particularly challenging: "I didn't like the three hours of make-up because you have to keep it on for 13 to 14 hours a day. It's latex and glue and that stuff that gets my eyes all red, some chemical. It's a nightmare.

"I remember I picked up some chick at a bar in Texas and I invited her to the set to have lunch a...

Mickey Rourke Gets Raw And Emotional About Big Changes In His Life And His 'Piece Of Crap' Movies

11/10/2011 12:00pm EST
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke has never really played the Hollywood game. Sometimes it cost him his career, but recently some filmmakers found ways to bring out his best work and let him keep being Mickey Rourke. When he talks about those films, he’s as raw and honest as ever.

Immortals opens this weekend, with Rourke as the villain, King Hyperion. The ancient Greek legends of Theseus (Henry Cavill), his soldiers and the gods have to defeat Hyperion. With his hands and footprints now preserved in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, it seems like things are looking up for Rourke, but he keeps it real.


Mickey Rourke Always Invites His Shrink, Dentist & Mechanic To Movie Premieres

11/10/2011 10:06am EST
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke always makes sure his psychiatrist gets a VIP pass to his movie premieres and parties as a thank you for helping him "fix" his life.

The star admits he has few friends in the entertainment industry and so when it comes to handing out red carpet tickets for events like Tuesday's "Immortals" premiere in Los Angeles, he makes sure his mechanic and dentist are catered for - and his longtime shrink always gets the royal treatment.

Rourke insists it's the least he can do for his pal, who is largely responsible for the actor's comeback.

He explains, "I did 13 years of therapy with...

Mickey Rourke Driven To 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' By 50 Cent

11/9/2011 11:40pm EST
Rapper 50 Cent stunned Mickey Rourke on Tuesday when he offered to give him a ride to his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in his electric blue Rolls Royce.

The movie star was waiting for his taxi when the "In Da Club" singer rolled up in style and asked if Rourke needed a lift.

The actor says, "I hear, 'Hey, white boy, I'll give you a ride.' I'm starting to get in and he says, 'Woah, woah... what you got on your shoes...? Be careful with them nasty shoes. I don't know where you were walking.' It was Fiddy. He gave me a ride, dropped me off.

"I know him a little bit but I thought, 'Wow!' ...

Mickey Rourke Explains Why He Quit 'In Bruges' Director's Latest Film

11/8/2011 10:02pm EST
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke has blasted moviemaker Martin McDonagh in a new Internet interview, calling the In Bruges director a "j*rk-off."

The Oscar winner cast Rourke in his new movie Seven Psychopaths but it's clear the two men didn't get along.

The actor has since departed the project and, asked to comment about his reasons for quitting the film he turned down a role in Sylvester Stallone's Expendables 2 for, Rourke tells, "The director was a j*rk-off... who wanted a whole lot for nothing."

The Wrestler star adds, "He can go play with himself."

But it's clear not every Hollywood he...

Ladies, Watch 'Immortals' For The Eye Candy (Photos)

11/8/2011 2:00pm EST
"Immortals" centers on cutthroat King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) who tears Greece apart in search of a weapon capable of destroying the Gods and raining destruction upon all mankind.

When the Hyperions lay waste to his village and kill his mother, vengeful stonemason Theseus (Henry Cavill) emerges from the rubble determined to make the king pay for his crimes.

Kellan Lutz, who plays Poseiden, bulked up to 220 pounds film the film. He recently told Men's Fitness, "We were doing push-ups on top of the Humvees. We were throwing wheels and rocks. We were timing each other, betting who can ...

Mickey Rourke & Jim Belushi Battle Health Problems

11/8/2011 8:28am EST
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke is facing a major muscle implant after tearing his bicep arm wrestling rugby players.

The 59-year-old movie star and one-time boxer has revealed that surgery he underwent to repair a tendon in his shoulder was unsuccessful and now he has to have another operation to fix the problem.

He tells WENN, "I lost my whole tendon. There's no muscle up here now. It looks like a 12 year old's arm.

"They have to put somebody's dead tendon in here... I'm going to have to have a cadaver tendon put in to fix it."

But at least he has a good story to tell about the injury: "I was arm wrest...

Julia Roberts Just Couldn't Be Mean, Says 'Snow White' Director

11/1/2011 12:30pm EDT
Julia Roberts Snow White
In one of the competing Snow White film projects, Julia Roberts plays the evil queen to Lily Collins’ Snow White. America’s Sweetheart will have to be the ultimate fairy tale villain, but director Tarsem Singh said it just didn’t come naturally to the Pretty Woman.

“No, actually she would play this person and completely come down,” Singh said. “She would be really mean to Lily and I remember every time I turned around, she said, ‘That’s like being nasty to Bambi. You just can’t do it.’ So people deal with it differently.”

Singh just finished working with Mickey Rourke on Immortals. When R...

Mickey Rourke Drops Out Of 'Expendables 2'

10/20/2011 11:25am EDT
Mickey Rourke
Actor Mickey Rourke has dropped out of the new Expendables movie to work alongside Colin Farrell on Seven Psychopaths, according to reports.

The Wrestler star, who played Tool in the first film in Sylvester Stallone's action franchise, was expected to resurrect his character again in 2012's The Expendables 2, alongside Jason Statham, Bruce Willis and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

But, now Rourke has decided to walk away from the film due to the low pay check and is in negotiations to star in Martin McDonagh's movie instead, according to

Farrell takes the lead in the project abo...

Props From 'Iron Man 2' Going On Sale

10/13/2011 4:15pm EDT
Iron Man 2
Props and costumes featured in Iron Man 2 are set to go under the hammer as part of a Marvel superhero auction.

Film fans will have the chance to bid on a number of items from the superhero sequel, including suits worn by Robert Downey, Jr. as entrepreneur-turned-crimefighter Tony Stark, as well as the catsuit Scarlett Johansson donned to play Black Widow Natalie Rushman.

The Propworx auction, which is being run on in conjunction with Marvel Studios, also features dresses worn by Gywneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and the Whiplash suit worn by Mickey Rourke, which is expe...

Mickey Rourke Threatened To Spear Himself With A Sword If Carre Otis Didn't Marry Him

10/11/2011 8:32am EDT
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke threatened to commit suicide if ex-wife Carre Otis didn't accept his marriage proposal because he couldn't live without her.

Otis and "The Wrestler" star had a tumultuous relationship and many were surprised when she agreed to become his wife in 1992, but now, in her memoir, "Beauty, Disrupted," the actress admits she only wed Rourke because she was terrified he would kill himself right before her very eyes if she turned down the offer.

In an excerpt, obtained by the New York Post, she writes, "I left Mickey in Miami (Florida) to pursue his new boxing career... But I wasn't ...

Carre Otis Recalls Shooting Herself With Mickey Rourke's .357 Magnum

10/10/2011 8:41am EDT
Carre Otis
Carre Otis has revealed how it is a "miracle" she is alive after Mickey Rourke's loaded gun once accidentally went off in her purse, leaving a bullet lodged just inches away from her heart.

The "Wild Orchid" star wed first husband Rourke in 1992 and in her new memoir, "Beauty, Disrupted," she admits she nearly lost her life when the actor's gun, which he carried for safety, discharged and sent a bullet whizzing into her chest.

And Otis admits she kept the terrifying incident a secret for years so as to not attract bad publicity.

In an excerpt from the book in the New York Post, she expla...