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Mickey Rourke.

Mickey Rourke
is an actor and writer. He portayed Marv.

Biography

Mickey Rourke was born Phillip Andre Rourke Jr, in Schenectady, New York, in 1952. When he was 6 years old, his parents, Ann and Phillip, divorced. A year later, his mother married Eugene Addis, a Miami Beach police officer, and moved to Miami Shores, Florida. After graduating from Horace Mann Junior High School, Rourke's family moved to a house located on 47th Street and Prairie Avenue in Miami Beach. In 1969 Rourke attended Miami Beach Senior High School, where he played second-string first baseman under coach Skip Berkman. He also acted in a school play, "The Serpent," directed by legendary "Teacher To The Stars" Jay W. Jensen.

In 1971 he graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School, and after working for a short time as a bus boy at the famed Forge Restaurant on Miami Beach, Rourke moved back to New York to seek out a career in acting.

Rourke's teenage years were more aimed toward sports more than acting. He took up self-defense training at the Boys Club of Miami. It was there he learned boxing skills and decided on an amateur career. At the age of 12, Rourke won his first boxing match as an 118-pound bantamweight, defeating Javier Villanueva. Some of his early matches were fought as Andre Rourke. He continued his boxing training at the famed 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach,soon joining the Police Athletic League boxing program. In 1969 Rourke, now weighing 140 pounds, sparred with former World Welterweight champion Luis Rodriguez. Rodriguez was the number one-rated middleweight boxer in the world and was training for his match with world champion Nino Benvenuti. Rourke claims to have received a concussion in this sparring match.

In 1971, at the Florida Golden Gloves, Rourke received another concussion from a boxing match. Doctors told him to take a year off and rest. In 1972 Rourke knocked out Ron Robinson in 18 seconds and John Carver in 39 seconds. On Aug. 20, 1973, Rourke knocked out 'Sherman "Big Train"' Bergman' in 31 seconds. Shortly after, Rourke decided to retire from amateur boxing.

From 1964 to 1973, Rourke compiled an amateur boxing record of 27 wins (17 by knockout) and 3 defeats. At one point, he reportedly scored 12 consecutive first-round knockouts. As an amateur, Rourke had been friendly with pro-boxer Tommy Torino. When Rourke decided to return to boxing as a professional, Torino promoted some of Rourke's fights. Rourke was trained by former pro-boxer Freddie Roach at Miami Beach's 5th Street Gym and the Outlaw Boxing Club Gym in Los Angeles. He made $250 for his pro debut, but by the end of his second year of boxing, he had earned a million dollars. In June 1994, Rourke appeared on the cover of World Boxing Magazine. He sparred with world champions James Toney, John David Jackson, and Tommy Morrison.

Rourke wished to have 16 professional fights and then fight for a world title. However, he retired after eight bouts and never got his desired title fight. His boxing career resulted in severe facial injuries that required a number of operations to repair his damaged face. Rourke went back to acting but worked in relative obscurity until he won a Golden Globe Award for his role as Randy "The Ram" Robinson in The Wrestler (2008). He was nominated for Best Actor, as well, but lost.

Trade Mark

  • His deep voice
  • His 1950s style pompadour
  • Muscular physique

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.

Sources

Cast and Crew
Crew Robert Rodriguez - Frank Miller - Elizabeth Avellan - Graeme Revell - John Debney - Carl Thiel - Quentin Tarantino
Cast Alan Rackley - Alexa PenaVega - Alexis Bledel - Arie Verveen - Benicio del Toro - Brittany Murphy - Bruce Willis - Carla Gugino - Christopher Lloyd - Christopher Meloni - Clark Middleton - Clive Owen - Dennis Haysbert - Devon Aoki - Elijah Wood - Eloise DeJoria - Emmy Robbin - Eva Green - Helen Kirk - Jaime King - Jamie Chung - Jason Douglas - Jason McDonald - Jeremy Piven - Jesse De Luna - Jessica Alba - Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Josh Brolin - Josh Hartnett - Jude Ciccolella - Julia Garner - Juno Temple - Kimberly Cox - Lady Gaga - Lawrence Varnado - Lisa Marie Newmyer - Lucina Paquet - Makenzie Vega - Marley Shelton - Marton Csokas - Michael Clarke Duncan - Michael Madsen - Mickey Rourke - Nick Offerman - Nick Stahl - Nicky Katt - Patricia Vonne - Powers Boothe - Ray Liotta - Rick Gomez - Rosario Dawson - Rutger Hauer - Ryan Rutledge - Samantha Inoue Harte - Stacy Keach - Tommy Flanagan - Tommy Nix

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