The Wrestler

  • Kim Basinger once called him “The Human Ashtray”.
  • Arrested by the LAPD and charged with spousal abuse. [July   1994]
  • Used to own a gym in West Hollywood called Shapiro.
  • Walked off the set of Luck Of The Draw (2000) when the producers refused to let him include his pet Chihuahua in the movie. [August 1999]
  • Was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in L.A. His reps said it was for an allergic reaction to cough syrup he was taking to battle the flu. Rourke was released a few hours later. [19 April 1999]
  • Grew up in the tough Miami area known as Liberty City.
  • As an amateur boxer, put together a knockout streak of 12 straight.
  • Used to co-own a very tiny soda fountain/ice cream/magazine stand in Beverly Hills with his hairdresser pal Giuseppe Franco called Mickey & Joey’s

Cast: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood