is so affecting is that it's the first role to fully exploit the gruesomeness of Rourke's real-life appearance.As Randy "the Ram" Robinson, Rourke is puffed up and salon-tanned, as manufactured as the twists and turns in the Ram's wrestling matches.Check out Vulture's slideshow of Mickey Rourke's face through the ages, after the jump.Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite.But to see Rourke's face in as the Ram remembers his eighties triumphs is to be reminded of the beautiful guy Rourke once was in that same decade.Directors didn't always know what to do with him then — just as few directors until Darren Aronofsky have known what to do with that face these days.
(1983) Rourke took on a role as Matt Dillon's elder brother.
At Miami Beach Senior High School, Rourke spent a lot of time playing sports, especially baseball.
Although Rourke rarely speaks of his family life growing up, the actor has alluded to rocky relationships with his five stepbrothers and an abusive stepfather. and that shame turned into anger," Rourke says of his early life.
We can pretend to lie to ourselves and bury our heads in the sand, but in the end we know.
And it isn't the knowing that hurts us, but all the hiding and lying that went on before.I guarantee you won't enjoy it any less for knowing.