Mickey Rourke is a multi-talented personality who is a former boxer and is also acting as an actor and screenwriter. Initially, he started as an actor and then moved to the box. However, he came back to work at last. During the 1970’s he started his career in acting and was well known for his film’ 9 1/2 Weeks.’
Moreover, he appreciated his biopic ‘Barfly’ performance and in the film ‘Angel Heart.’ Then, he left acting and made a career in professional boxing. After he retired from boxing, he again returned back in acting in 1994. Finally, after several years in 2005, he made his comeback and was cast in the action thriller film ‘Sin City.’ For this film, he has received many nominations and prestigious awards. Since then, he has been actively involved in the entertainment industry.
Mickey Rourke’s full name is Philip Andre Mickey Rourke Jr. was born on September 16, 1952, in Schenectady, New York. He was taken to his father, Philip Andre Rourke Sr., and his mother, Annette. Likewise, he grew up with his two siblings; younger brother and sister, Joey and Patricia.
He was just six years old when his father left his family. His mother then married police officer Eugene Addis, who had five sons. Then they all moved to South Florida. Mickey is currently 68 years old, having a Virgo sun sign.
Mickey Rourke holds an American nationality. He grew up in a Catholic family that believed in Christianity. He is of Irish descent and Scottish ancestry.
Besides, he stands 5 feet and 11 inches (180cm/1.80m) tall and weighs around 77kg (169lbs). He has an athletic body type having a pair of hazel-colored eyes with dark brown hair color.
Mickey Rourke joined Miami Beach Senior High School. He was certified by the school in 1971. During his school days, he had an interest in sports. So, he enrolled in training in self-defense at the Boys Club of Miami. He also learned boxing so that he could pursue an amateur career. He also used to take part in school plays.
Mickey, at the age of 12, won his first boxing match as a 51kg flyweight. After several matches as amateur boxing, in 1971, he suffered from brain injury, and the doctors advised him to take a year off from boxing. So he retired from boxing for a brief time. He already had 27 wins, 17 by knock-outs, and three defeats until that date.
In 1980, Mickey Rourke made his appearance in small screen television series like ‘City in Fear,’ ‘Act of Love’ and’ Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case.’ In 1993 and 1998, he appeared in a television film named ‘The Last Outlaw’ and ‘Thicker than Blood.’ He also played in an episode of ‘Dice’ in 2017.
Mickey Rourke’s debut film was in Steven Spielberg’s directional film ‘1941’, in which he featured in a small role. Next, his films’ Fade to Black’ and ‘Body Heat’ were released in 1980 and in 1981, respectively. Then, in 1982, he appeared in Barry Levinson’s directional film ‘Diner’ as the gambler Boogie Sheftell. Through this film, he gained critical acclaim. Moreover, he became the best supporting actor of the year. This followed his role in ‘Rumble Fish’ in 1983, ‘The Pope of Greenwich Village’ in 1984, and ‘Year of the Dragon’ in 1985.
Over the upcoming years, he only had a supporting and minor role in films, so in 1991 he decided to leave acting and pursue his old interest in boxing. After four years, he retired from boxing, and he made a comeback in drama. Likewise, after his return to acting, he did not get the main lead. Till 2004 he appeared in many other films like ‘The Rainmaker,’ ‘Buffalo’ 66,’ ‘Thursday,’ ‘Shades,’ ‘The Follow,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Mexico’ among others.
In 2005, he had his breakthrough role in the film ‘Sin City,’ having the lead role as Marv. He earned several awards for his performance, and also the film was a widely critically acclaimed and commercial success. This was followed by two other films under Tony Scott’s direction, ‘Domino’ and in ‘Killshot’ in 2006 and in 2009, respectively.
Similarly, in 2010, he became cast as the main villain as Ivan Vanko in the superhero film based on Marvel Comics’ Iron Man 2.’ The film generally received positive reviews and criticized the villain and pacing. The following year, he played the villain again in ‘Immortals,’ alongside Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, and Henry Cavill. In the same year, he also starred in the film ‘Black Gold.’ Furthermore, from 2012 to 2019, he appeared in several other movies like ‘Java Heat,’ ‘Black November,’ ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,’ ‘Skin Traffik,’ ‘Nightmare Cinema,’ ‘Berlin, I Love You’ and many more. Recently, he appeared in Brian Metcalf’s directional film ‘Adverse’ as Kaden in 2020.
Mickey Rourke married actress Debra Feuer in 1981 and divorced in 1989. He then married actress Carre Otis on June 26, 1992. Unfortunately, they also separated in December 1998. Likewise, since 2009, he has been dating a Russian model Anastassija Makarenko. Sadly they also ended up in 2015. Though Mickey has married twice, he does not have any children.
Besides, he was arrested in 1994 as his wife claimed him for abusing her. Then, in November 2007, he became arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants in Miami Beach.
Mickey Rourke recently joined Instagram (@mickey_rourke_) with 200 thousand followers. He does not have any other social media accounts.
Mickey Rourke has received 30 awards, winning 18 of them to contribute to this entertainment field. He has won awards primarily for his film like ‘Diner,’ ‘Sin City,’ ‘The Wrestler’ and ‘Iron Man 2.’
Net Worth of Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke has appeared in numerous films and also TV series. His primary income comes from working in the entertainment industry. As of 2021, his net worth is approximately $10 million.