owes his life to his late Chihuahua Beau Jack
- because the pooch convinced the actor not to take his own life as depression took a stranglehold.
The Angel Heart
star recalls locking himself and his beloved dog away in a closet, planning to commit suicide - but he just couldn't go through with it - and it was all down to his little dog.
Rourke recalls, "(I was) doing some crazy s&*t, but I saw a look in Beau Jack's
eyes, and I put the s**t down. That dog saved my life." But even though his acting career is on the rise again, thanks in part to his acclaimed new role in The Wrestler
, Rourke admits he still has self-destructive tendencies.
He adds, "There's still a little man inside me with an axe, but I keep that little f*&ker quiet." Beau Jack died in 2002, and Rourke now dotes on his late pooch's daughter, Loki
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