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Mickey Rourke Auditioning New Chihuahuas

Who the f*ck knew Mickey Rourke and Paris Hilton had something in common!

Yap, if you’ve got a cute lil Chihuahua, Mickey wants to hear from you.

Give that Chihuahua the pampered Hollywood life!

He will have a lifetime of luxury in front of him.

Well, unless Mickey bites his head off some night in a rampage after a few too many … erm … “orange juices” and too much … erm … “smoking”!

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Mickey Rourke is planning to get a new dog following the death of his beloved Chihuahua Loki – and he plans to name it in honour of his Oscar nomination.

The Wrestler star was left heartbroken when his 18 year old pet passed away last week (17Feb09).

Rourke frequently credited his precious dogs with saving his life during his years in the Hollywood wilderness, following a series of bust-ups with film makers and run-ins with the law.

And now he is so lonely without little Loki, he is planning to get a new pooch, reports RadarOnline.

A friend of Rourke’s tells the website, “Mickey has other dogs but he misses Loki terribly. He doesn’t want to wait long either – he wants to get his new pooch this week.

“The new dog won’t replace Loki but by naming it Oscar Mickey says he’ll make his comeback year even more special.”

Rourke missed out on the Best Actor Academy Award to Sean Penn.

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February 25, 2009 Posted by | Mickey Rourke, Paris Hilton, _BABE, _CINEMA, _COMEDY | Leave a comment

Oscar Slumdog Lovefest Yawnfest

This must’ve been the most predictable Oscars in ages!

In a year of disappointing movie quality, Slumdog was a well made and enjoyable film but really was a hackneyed Romeo and Juliet type tale transplanted somewhere exotic with Fernando Meirelles “City of God” influenced cinematography, a few Bollywood moments and a frantic masala beat.

Even from amongst those listed as nominees, in our view the magnificent “Frost Nixon” and the excellent gritty “The Wrestler” were far better.

The only shock of the night was the unbelievable snub of Mickey Rourke, whose performance in “The Wrestler” was the finest seen in many a year! Truly peerless!

However, Mickey had been shooting his mouth off a bit too much lately (as he is more than wont to do!) especially making a comment after the SAG awards about GW Bush not being such a bad President! A dumb thing to say at any time but incredibly dumb a few weeks before an army of Democratic fanatics are voting for you in a race against an avowed leftie Democrat who’s playing a gay liberal anti-establishment politician!!

Also disappointing was the snub of Bruce Springsteen‘s fine title track from “The Wrestler” as Best Original Song.

At least though, the awful Brangelina circus duo went home in a huff! Why were they even nominated? Brad sure as hell won’t be getting laid tonight!

And the crazy Benny Button fiasco won no significant award despite an insane 66 nominations or something!

Larry King, who played the young Benny Button was very disappointed!

We had expected a new category this year. The Oscar for “Best Psychotic Egotistical Screaming Pussyfit“! Christian Bale would’ve been a shoo in!

(CNN) —

“Slumdog Millionaire,” the little film about a poverty-raised teaboy who goes on a game show as a way to find his lost love, won best picture Sunday night, earning a total of eight Oscars at the 81st annual Academy Awards.

The late Heath Ledger won best supporting actor for playing the Joker in “The Dark Knight.”

As the stage filled with the film’s huge cast, producer Christian Colson talked about “Slumdog’s” “extraordinary journey.”

“Most of all we had passion and we had belief, and our film shows if you have those two things, you have everything,” said Colson.

“Millionaire’s” other honors included best director (Danny Boyle), best adapted screenplay (Simon Beaufoy), score (A.R. Rahman), song (“Jai Ho,” co-written by Rahman), cinematography (Anthony Dod Mantle), sound mixing and film editing. List of winners, nominees

Boyle literally jumped up and down as he accepted his award, saying that if he ever won he’d bounce like Tigger from “Winnie-the-Pooh.”

Rahman was equally appreciative as he accepted one of his Oscars.

“All my life I’ve had a choice between hate and love, and I chose love, and now I’m here,” said Rahman. Photo Gallery: See what the stars are wearing »

Sean Penn won best actor for “Milk.”

“You commie homo-loving sons of guns,” Penn began, to laughter. “I did not expect this, and I wanted to be very clear that I do know how hard I make it to appreicate me, often. But I am touched by the appreciation.”

He also put in a plug in support of gay marriage. “We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone,” he said.

Kate Winslet won best actress for her performance in “The Reader.”

Upon thanking her mother and father, she asked her dad to whistle so she could know where he was in the audience — and then heard a loud toot from one corner.

“I think we can’t believe we were in the category with Meryl Streep at all,” she said, paying tribute to her fellow “goddesses” up for best actress.

Heath Ledger won best supporting actor for his performance as the Joker in “The Dark Knight.”

His parents and sister accepted the award for the actor, who died in January 2008.

“This award tonight would have humbly validated Heath’s quiet determination to be truly accepted by you all here — his peers — within an industry he truly loved,” said Ledger’s father, Kim.

Ledger is only the second actor to win a posthumous actor. Peter Finch won best actor for 1976’s “Network” two months after he died in early 1977.

Penelope Cruz won the first Oscar of the night, a best supporting actress honor for “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

“Has anybody ever fainted here? Because I might be the first one,” she said, before paying tribute to writer-director Woody Allen, who oversaw “Vicky Cristina,” and writer-director Pedro Almodovar, who gave her some of her best roles. She then thanked “everyone who has helped me from the beginning.”

Dustin Lance Black, who won original screenplay for “Milk,” gave an impassioned speech in favor of gay rights.

“If Harvey [Milk, the subject of the film] had not been taken from us 30 years ago, I think he would want me to say to all the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told they are less than by the churches, by the government, by their families,” Black said, “that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value, and that no matter what anyone tells you, God does love you and that very soon, I promise you, you will have equal rights, federally, across this great nation of ours.”

“Milk” concerns Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to major public office. The film has also been in the spotlight because of Proposition 8, the California law against gay marriage that was the subject of a contentious campaign last year.

Two of the best-reviewed films of the year — “WALL-E” and “Man on Wire” — won Oscars. “WALL-E” won best animated feature, and “Man on Wire” won best documentary feature.

Philippe Petit, the star of “Man on Wire,” about Petit’s tightrope crossing between the World Trade Center towers in 1974, concluded his speech by balancing the Oscar upside-down on his chin.

Jerry Lewis received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

True to the producers’ promise to give the Academy Awards more of a “party” tone, Hugh Jackman led off the show with cracks about downsizing — “Next year,” said the “Australia” star, “I’ll be starring in a movie called ‘New Zealand’ ” — then segued into a song-and-dance number he said he assembled in his garage.

Performing songs about each best picture nominee in various musical styles, with “homemade” backgrounds behind him, at one point he reached into the audience and physically lifted Anne Hathaway on stage to play Richard Nixon in “Frost/Nixon.” Blog: Behind the scenes

Then the gregarious host paid tribute to various celebrities in the audience as if pointing out VIPs in a nightclub.

Jackman also did a musical number with Beyoncé, the two performing a medley of songs from Hollywood’s musical golden era, as well as more recent films such as “Grease,” “Moulin Rouge” and “Mamma Mia.”

At another point in the show, Ben Stiller parodied Joaquin Phoenix’s recent “Late Show with David Letterman” appearance, wearing a thick beard and lazily chewing gum. He cracked up his co-presenter, Natalie Portman, by wandering around the stage.

Some of the nominees have said they’re surprised to even be at the Oscars. Melissa Leo, nominated for best actress for “Frozen River,” said nothing has compared with the Oscar experience.
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“[The film] has given me an extraordinary year,” she told CNN. “But to be here tonight … it’s so humongous.”

Oscar outfits were generally elegant and classic, with most men wearing tuxedos (including the young members of the “Slumdog” cast) and women in beautiful, sometimes muted, gowns. Viola Davis (“Doubt”) wore gold; Freida Pinto (“Slumdog Millionaire”) opted for a rich blue. Anne Hathaway wore a glittery — and snug — Armani mermaid gown.

The following is a complete list of winners at the 81st annual Academy Awards.

Best picture
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“Frost/Nixon”
“Milk”
“The Reader”
WINNER: “Slumdog Millionaire”

Director
WINNER: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Stephen Daldry, “The Reader”
David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Ron Howard, “Frost/Nixon”
Gus Van Sant, “Milk”

Actor
Richard Jenkins, “The Visitor”
Frank Langella, “Frost/Nixon”
WINNER: Sean Penn, “Milk”
Brad Pitt, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”

Actress
Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”
Angelina Jolie, “Changeling”
Melissa Leo, “Frozen River”
Meryl Streep, “Doubt”
WINNER: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”

Supporting actor
Josh Brolin, “Milk”
Robert Downey Jr., “Tropic Thunder”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt”
WINNER: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
Michael Shannon, “Revolutionary Road”

Supporting actress
Amy Adams, “Doubt”
WINNER: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Viola Davis, “Doubt”
Taraji P. Henson, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”

Animated feature
“Bolt”
“Kung Fu Panda”
WINNER: “WALL-E”

Adapted screenplay
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” screenplay by Eric Roth, screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
“Doubt,” written by John Patrick Shanley
“Frost/Nixon,” screenplay by Peter Morgan
“The Reader,” screenplay by David Hare
WINNER: “Slumdog Millionaire,” screenplay by Simon Beaufoy

Original screenplay
“Frozen River,” written by Courtney Hunt
“Happy-Go-Lucky,” written by Mike Leigh
“In Bruges,” written by Martin McDonagh
WINNER: “Milk,” written by Dustin Lance Black
“WALL-E,” screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon; original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter

Art direction
“Changeling,” James J. Murakami; set decoration: Gary Fettis
WINNER: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Donald Graham Burt; set decoration: Victor J. Zolfo
“The Dark Knight,” Nathan Crowley; set decoration: Peter Lando
“The Duchess,” Michael Carlin; set decoration: Rebecca Alleway
“Revolutionary Road,” Kristi Zea; set decoration: Debra Schutt

Cinematography
“Changeling,” Tom Stern
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Claudio Miranda
“The Dark Knight,” Wally Pfister
“The Reader,” Chris Menges and Roger Deakins
WINNER: “Slumdog Millionaire,” Anthony Dod Mantle

Costume design
“Australia,” Catherine Martin
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Jacqueline West
WINNER: “The Duchess,” Michael O’Connor
“Milk,” Danny Glicker
“Revolutionary Road,” Albert Wolsky

Documentary feature
“The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)”
“Encounters at the End of the World”
“The Garden”
WINNER: “Man on Wire”
“Trouble the Water”

Documentary short
“The Conscience of Nhem En”
“The Final Inch”
WINNER: “Smile Pinki”
“The Witness — From the Balcony of Room 306”

Film editing
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
“The Dark Knight,” Lee Smith
“Frost/Nixon,” Mike Hill and Dan Hanley
“Milk,” Elliot Graham
WINNER: “Slumdog Millionaire,” Chris Dickens

Foreign language film
“The Baader Meinhof Complex,” Germany
“The Class,” France
WINNER: “Departures,” Japan
“Revanche,” Austria
“Waltz with Bashir,” Israel

Makeup
WINNER: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Greg Cannom
“The Dark Knight,” John Caglione Jr. and Conor O’Sullivan
“Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” Mike Elizalde and Thom Floutz

Original score
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Alexandre Desplat
“Defiance,” James Newton Howard
“Milk,” Danny Elfman
WINNER: “Slumdog Millionaire,” A.R. Rahman
“WALL-E,” Thomas Newman

Original song
“Down to Earth” from “WALL-E,” music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, lyrics by Peter Gabriel
WINNER: “Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire,” music by A.R. Rahman, lyrics by Gulzar
“O Saya” from “Slumdog Millionaire,” music and lyrics by A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam

Animated short
WINNER: “La Maison en Petits Cubes”
“Lavatory — Lovestory”
“Oktapodi”
“Presto”
“This Way Up”

Live-action short
“Auf der Strecke (On the Line)”
“Manon on the Asphalt”
“New Boy”
“The Pig”
WINNER: “Spielzeugland”

Sound editing
WINNER: “The Dark Knight,” Richard King
“Iron Man,” Frank Eulner and Christopher Boyes
“Slumdog Millionaire,” Glenn Freemantle and Tom Sayers
“WALL-E,” Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood
“Wanted,” Wylie Stateman

Sound mixing
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Mark Weingarten
“The Dark Knight,” Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo and Ed Novick
WINNER: “Slumdog Millionaire,” Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty
“WALL-E,” Tom Myers, Michael Semanick and Ben Burtt
“Wanted,” Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño and Petr Forejt

Visual effects
WINNER: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron
“The Dark Knight,” Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber and Paul Franklin
“Iron Man,” John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick and Shane Mahan

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February 23, 2009 Posted by | Angelina Jolie, Bruce Springsteen, Christian Bale, Mickey Rourke, _CINEMA | Leave a comment

Fun with Robert Rourke and Mickey Plant

Mickey Rourke’s going to be lead singer on the upcoming Zep reformation tour as Robert’s getting shitloads of film offers lately.

Well, that and the fact he hates Jimmy Page!

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Mickey Rourke and Bob Dylan love in !

Well, (Bob)’s not big talking on the phone. Not big talking, period.

Mickey and Bobby – a rather incongruous pairing indeed! But the two great artists have developed a friendship and huge mutual respect, as described in the short amusing below!

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MICKEY ROURKE once received an unexpected midnight phone call from BOB DYLAN – and their ensuing conversation set them on the path to lifelong friendship.

The Wrestler star appeared the folk legend’s 2003 film Masked and Anonymous and the pair would often chat about Rourke’s character.

But the actor, who describes Dylan as the most interesting person in the world, was shocked to receive a late-night call from the singer.

He says, “I’ve known him several years and we talk on the phone. Well, he’s not big talking on the phone. Not big talking, period. I had a little part in some arty farty movie we did. He called me in the middle of the night and I’d say, ‘Who’s this?’ And he’d say, ‘Bob.’ And I’d say, ‘Bob who?’ And he said, ‘You know… Bob.’ Oh f**k. Bob Dylan.

“He would ask me what he should be doing in a scene when he had no dialogue, and I would say, ‘Why not do some activity?’ I’d give him some little acting points, and we became friends.”


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January 21, 2009 Posted by | Mickey Rourke, _ARTICLE, _BOB DYLAN, _CINEMA, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Bruce Springsteen – The Wrestler


I always leave with less than I had before. You’ve seen me. Bet I can make you smile when the blood hits the floor.

– Bruce Springsteen

I’m an old broken down piece of meat and I deserve to be all alone, I just don’t want you to hate me.


Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson:
(Robert D. Siegel – writer)


This fine track – the title track from auteur Darren Aronofsky’s brilliant new film, The Wrestler – rightly won the Boss a Golden Globe last week for Best Original Song.

A brooding, powerful meditation on a flailing, failing soul, performed in a simple and pared down style, it’s another sublime Springsteen song.

We’re shocked that this fine song won actually, since in these award shows, it’s usually the worst piece of shit dirge that wins (and usually by the likes of cretins such as Celine Dion!)

This time, the representative of that ridiculous ilk – “I Thought I Lost You” by Miley Cyrus (yes, Miley fucking Cyrus! Oh, the horror!!) and Jeffrey Steele – very thankfully lost out!

Of course, the amazing Mickey Rourke also deservedly won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson !

Mickey really brings the character to life and imbues him with deep complexity as well as great vulnerability. Physically too, of course, Mickey’s many hard years in his own life, and his long crazy stint as a pro boxer, have written their trails onto his face and body, as would have been the case for the character he portrays – Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson!

All we can say is thank fuck Nicolas Cage (once a very good actor but, for many years now, not so, and actually nowadays a Jonah for any movie) who was originally slated for the role, was for whatever reason gently pushed aside from the project by Aronovsky in favour of Rourke.

It’s great to see Mickey – a man who pissed his preternatural talent away for decades – back where he belongs! Hopefully the Oscar will be winging its way to him in a few weeks!

The Wrestler is a wonderful film, typically well directed by Aronofsky from a fine script by Robert D. Siegel, with Rourke’s towering performance a standout, but with great support work too from Marisa Tomei (who we’re normally not big fans of!)

Marisa sure looks good for a chick who’s just turned 44 and does some very fine gyrating work as a stripper … sorry, “Exotic Dancer” … or “Erotic Hooker” … or some phrase that means stripper!
Very convincing performance too …. not that we’d really know, not having ever been in a Strip Club (… well, not today anyway!)! Maybe Marisa tread the boards in one of the clubs during those very lean years there after the “Cousin Vinny” limelight faded many years ago!!

We’re only kidding Mr. Attorney for Maria Tomei! Only kidding!

Anyway, here’s a trailer for the film;

Bruce Springsteen and Mickey Rourke go back a long way! They first met at the Stone Pony back in the eighties and soon after became motorcycle cruising buddies in 1989 and 1990 when Springsteen was living in Los Angeles, CA.

Rourke owned a short-lived club in Los Angeles called Rubber Club, and Springsteen is known to have made two onstage appearances in that club; on 10 Mar 1989, he joined local band The Mighty Hornets for one song (CC RIDER) and, on 25 Apr 1989, he joined an unidentified local band onstage for one song – (STAND BY ME).

"The Wrestler" theatrical poster from IMP Awards "The Wrestler" theatrical release poster

According to film director Darren Aronofsky, Springsteen is a huge fan of Rourke’s. He’s seen every movie of his and he was hoping for him to get back on track making movies. He was following him and he wanted to know about his projects, but the two “haven’t been in touch during Mickey’s lost years”.

Rourke sent Springsteen a letter and a copy of the movie script. In May 2008, Springsteen called him in the middle of the night and told him that he’s in touring in Europe, and said that he “don’t know if I can do this, but if I can, I’ll try something.”

Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen, and Mickey Rourke at the 66th Golden Globe Awards ceremony

Springsteen was presented with his Golden Globe statuette last week by some Amazonian Indian called Sting.

In his acceptance speech, Bruce briefly talked about how the song came to life:

“All right! This is uh… the only time I’m gonna be in competition with Clint Eastwood, I know that for sure [laughs]. Felt pretty good, too! [giggles]

Anyway, Mickey called me in Ireland and he asked me for uh… some music, he told me a little bit about the character, he said some people invest themselves in their pain and they turn away from love and the things that strengthen and nurture their lives. He said this was a guy that didn’t figure… hadn’t figured that out. So I said, ‘Well, I know a couple of those guys…’

And so, the song. So… first and foremost, I’d like to thank Mickey. Without the call I wouldn’t have written the song, without his inspiration. Thank you brother, for a beautiful performance, thank you. Thank you for thinking of me!

Um… like to thank Darren and all the folks involved with the film for letting me be a small part of their picture, thank you. Uh… love to my strong and lovely wife Patti, and hello to Evan, Jess, and Sam at home. Happy birthday, Big Man Clarence Clemons!”

Springsteen wrote THE WRESTLER in Europe during the Magic Tour, sometime between late May and early July 2008. In July, he called Rourke and Aronofsky complimenting them on the movie and adding that he wrote a song for the film’s character.

Rourke and Aronofsky went to see Springsteen in concert at Giants Stadium in late July 2008. Rourke introduced his director to Springsteen who picked up his guitar and proceeded to play his new composition. “I literally got stage fright,” Aronofsky told MTV. “I never knew what stage fright was! My chin just went down, and I said in my head, ‘Oh my God, I’m freezing up in front of Bruce Springsteen.'”

Aronofsky told MTV, “Then we started talking, and then he played the song, and it was amazing. And he’s like, ‘I don’t know if it’s good yet.'” Then Springsteen offered the song for free.

The song came while the movie was at the end of its editing phase. This late addition caused the movie’s screening debut to take place at the end of the Venice Film Festival.

On THE WRESTLER, Springsteen handles guitar, piano, and vocals. Director Darren Aronofsky described it as “a wonderful acoustic piece; makes me choke up every time I hear it. [Springsteen] really captured the spirit of the film and Mickey [Rourke]’s character in the piece.”

The song, as heard over the film’s closing credits, opens and closes with a long coda, clocking at 5:25.

However, the track will be released in a 3:50 edited version on the Boss’s Working On A Dream album.

Yes, the song is included as a bonus track on the Springsteen’s excellent new LP Working On A Dream which continues on where 2007’s fine “Magic” left off.

We saw some good stuff about the Working On A Dream LP on another blog.

THE WRESTLER, the album’s third single, was officially released on 16 Dec 2008 at the iTunes Store, in advance of the film’s U.S. major cities openings in the subsequent days. This is the album version with the edited opening and closing codas.

The song was also released, but in its unedited form, on a US-only 1-track promotional CD-R issued exclusively to Academy Award voters by film distributors Fox Searchlight Pictures for consideration in the Best Original Song category. The CD-R comes in slimline jewel case without artwork [see scan below (right)], and contains the full, unedited 5:25 version of THE WRESTLER with intact piano outro.

Like we wish for Mickey, we hope that, in a few weeks, the Boss follows up his 1993 Academy Award for “Streets of Philadelphia” with another one for this marvellous track!!

How Mickey Rourke Got Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrestler’ Song — For Free ‘

Mickey wrote him a very long, heartfelt letter,’ director Darren Aronofsky says of Golden Globe-winning song.

By Garth Bardsley, with reporting by Kurt Loder

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Finding music for a film isn’t typically an actor’s job, but in the case of Bruce Springsteen’s theme song to “The Wrestler,” which won a Golden Globe last night for Best Original Song, the Boss has actor Mickey Rourke to thank for adding yet another trophy to his collection. In a conversation last month with Kurt Loder, Rourke and “Wrestler” director Darren Aronofsky shared how they convinced Springsteen to pen the tune — for nothing.

“Mickey knows the Boss from years ago,” Aronofsky said, “but they haven’t been in touch during Mickey’s lost years. … And Mickey wrote him a letter — a very long, heartfelt letter — and sent him the script.”

Obviously Rourke — who also won a Golden Globe last night, for Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Drama — was willing to put his heart and soul into making sure “The Wrestler” would succeed. In what is being considered a major comeback for the once-forgotten actor, the role is now making him a favorite for an Oscar nomination.

Apparently his letter-writing skills are quite good, too. According to Aronofsky, “The Boss called Mickey in the middle of the night and said, ‘I’m in Europe and I’m touring, and I don’t know if I can do this, but if I can, I’ll try something.’ “

About a month later, the duo went to see Springsteen in concert at Giants Stadium. After Rourke introduced his director to the Boss, Springsteen picked up his guitar and proceeded to play the now award-winning tune.

“I literally got stage fright,” Aronofsky said. “I never knew what stage fright was! My chin just went down, and I said in my head, ‘Oh my God, I’m freezing up in front of Bruce Springsteen.'”

“Then he played the song,” said Rourke. “Right,” said Aronofsky. “Then we started talking, and then he played the song, and it was amazing. And he’s like, ‘I don’t know if it’s good yet.’ “

Apparently, the Golden Globe voters thought it was! “

Anyway, he’s a normal guy,” Aronofsky said. “And then he gave us the song for free.”


Have you ever seen a one trick pony in the field so happy and free?
If you’ve ever seen a one trick pony then you’ve seen me
Have you ever seen a one-legged dog making its way down the street?
If you’ve ever seen a one-legged dog then you’ve seen me

Then you’ve seen me, I come and stand at every door
Then you’ve seen me, I always leave with less than I had before
Then you’ve seen me, bet I can make you smile when the blood, it hits the floor
Tell me, friend, can you ask for anything more?
Tell me can you ask for anything more?

Have you ever seen a scarecrow filled with nothing but dust and wheat?
If you’ve ever seen that scarecrow then you’ve seen me
Have you ever seen a one-armed man punching at nothing but the breeze?
If you’ve ever seen a one-armed man then you’ve seen me

Then you’ve seen me, I come and stand at every door
Then you’ve seen me, I always leave with less than I had before
Then you’ve seen me, bet I can make you smile when the blood, it hits the floor
Tell me, friend, can you ask for anything more?
Tell me can you ask for anything more?

These things that have comforted me, I drive away
This place that is my home I cannot stay
My only faith’s in the broken bones and bruises I display

Have you ever seen a one-legged man trying to dance his way free?
If you’ve ever seen a one-legged man then you’ve seen me



Bruce Springsteen – The Wrestler (full version)



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January 19, 2009 Posted by | Bruce Springsteen, Darren Aronofsky, Marisa Tomei, Mickey Rourke, Music_ClassicRock, _CINEMA, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment