Mickey Rourke, whose full name is Philip Andre “Mickey” Rourke Jr., former boxer and an actor who featured in many actions, drama, and thriller movies.
What Is the Net Worth of Mickey Rourke?
The net worth of Mickey Rourke is estimated to be nearly $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He started boxing when he was a teenager.
Mickey Rourke was born on September 16, 1952, in Schenectady, New York, United States. He is the son of Annette and Philip Andre Rourke, when he was young, his father left the family. In 1971, he graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School.
He has been in relationships with many celebrities. He married Debra Feuer in 1981 but the couple separated after nearly 8 years of marriage in 1989 and do not have a child together. However, according to a 2009 interview, both of them continued to be good friends.
On June 26, 1992, Rourke and Carré Otis got married and in 1994, he was taken into custody on charges for spousal abuse but the charges were dismissed later and the duo resolved their differences. But eventually, the couple separated in December 1998.
Now, since 2009 he is in a relationship with Anastassija Makarenko who is a Russian Model.
Rourke won his first boxing as a 112-pound when he was just at the age of 12. He was getting his boxing training at the 5th Street Gym situated in Miami Beach, Florida.
In 1971, he temporarily took a break from boxing as doctors told him to take a rest after he suffered another injury. In the same year, he had a small acting role as a senior at Miami Beach Senior High School in the school play directed by Jay W. Jensen titled The Serpent.
During the late 1970s, he appeared in several TV films. Rourke debuted in film with a small role in war-comedy 1941 directed by Steven Spielberg.
Thereafter, he was seen in the 1980 film Faded to Black in which he portrayed the character of Ritchie. He prominently rose to fame with his portrayal of an arsonist in Body Heat.
In 1981, he won critical accolades for his performance in Barry Levinson-directed Diner in which he played the role of suave compulsive gambler “Boogie” Sheftell.
He featured in 1987 Angel Heart and the film was also nominated for many awards. His acting career was ultimately hazed due to his personal life as well as career decisions. Directors started to feel difficult working with him, including Alan Parker.
It was stated by Parker that “working with Mickey is a nightmare. He is very dangerous on the set because you never know what he is going to do.”
Furthermore, it was also reported that he declined many roles in high-profile movies such as 48 Hrs., Top Gun, Platoon, Rain Man, Beverly Hills Cop, Pulp Fiction, and The Silence of the Lambs.
Rourke took the decision of returning to boxing in 1991 saying that he realized that he “was self-destructing … [and] had no respect for [himself as] an actor.” He was unbeaten in 8 matches among which he won six whereas two were draws.
During most of his career, he was getting trained under Hells Angels member and celebrity bodyguard Chuck Zito.
It was also told by Boxing Promoters that he was just too old to win against high-level contenders. In fact, it was admitted by Rourke himself as he said in a statement that stepping into the boxing ring was like a personal test.
He said “[I] just wanted to give it a shot, test myself that way physically, while I still had time.” During the 1990s, he had a considerable physical change due to his boxing career since reconstructive surgery was required to be done in his face in order to fix his wounds. Later, his face was known as “appallingly disfigured”.
But still, in 2014, after twenty years, Rourke fought his first boxing match against 29-year-old Elliot Seymour in Moscow, Russia.
In 2010, he portrayed the main antagonist in Iron Man 2 The following year he portrayed the character of vicious King Hyperion in Immortals and he gathered much appreciation for his performance and the film was a hit at the box office.
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In 2011, he himself revealed that he would portray Gareth Thomas in a forthcoming movie regarding the Welsh rugby star who turned out as gay the earlier year.
In February 2011, it was reported that he started research for the movie but said “We’re not going to make this movie until we’ve done all the proper research. We need to do our homework and I need to train for nine to eleven months.”
Awards and Recognitions
Rourke was nominated for many awards and also took home some of them. Throughout his acting career, he was nominated for thirty awards.
In 1983, he won 2 awards for his performance in Diner at the Boston Society of Film Critics Award and National Society of Film Critics respectively.
In 2006, he won 3 awards for Best Supporting Actor at Saturn Award, Chicago Film Critics Association, and Online Film Critics Society respectively for Sin City and one award at Irish Film and Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor for the same film.
He won an Honorary Award at Golden Orange Award in 2008. His film The Wrestler brought him the highest number of awards: 9 Awards.
In 2010, he won an award at Scream Awards for Best Villain for Iron Man 2.
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