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Andrew / June 20, 2003 1:19 PM

I love that when I posted this, MT said "Rebuilding 'Mickey Roarke's career.'"

That's the only place you'll ever see that phrase.

Kevin / June 20, 2003 1:28 PM

"Rebuild Failed - See Log"

Alejandra / June 20, 2003 1:33 PM

I blame it on lack of soap. That's it ENTIRELY!!!

Kevin / June 20, 2003 1:34 PM

Speaking of Mickey Rourke, I was browsing a back issue of Architectural Digest and got an eyeful of his Manhattan digs. Dude is creepy. His place looked like a set from the original Frankenstein movie crossed with a Chi-Chi's. The issue is from 1995 so I'm guessing things were pretty much on the downward spiral back then.

Kevin / June 20, 2003 1:39 PM

Man, so it's "Roarke" and not "Rourke". Bah...

Naz "Rourke-Wannabe" H. / June 20, 2003 1:49 PM

Just changed it, it is Rourke. Bad Andrew!

Shylo / June 20, 2003 1:59 PM

Was it Lisa Bonet? Was it his pro boxer phase?

Alejandra / June 20, 2003 1:59 PM

Isn't he missing a front tooth now, or something like that? Maybe he should put a piece of soap shavings in place of the tooth?

Again with the soap!

amyc / June 20, 2003 2:14 PM

He got his face smashed in during his "boxing" experiment and had to have extensive reconstructive surgery -- new nose, new teeth, cheekbone implants. It ain't pretty.

amyc / June 20, 2003 2:14 PM


Naz "Rourke-Wannabe" H. / June 20, 2003 2:16 PM

Yeah, what's up with those cheekbones? They get sharper as he ages...not to mention the dude looked muscular as all hell in Double Team, that AWESOME movie with Jean Claude Van Bum and Dennid "Rod"Man.

Wasn't he in some artsy car commercial recently or something like that?

Naz "Cheek-implants" H. / June 20, 2003 2:19 PM

Also, this from a Salon article ( ):

"His pouty lower lip is used to great effect. There is an almost androgynous appeal to him here; he wears more eyeliner than Ellen Barkin. Female audiences went ape for him as a slimy, effeminate cockmaster, and so did the National Society of Film Critics, who gave him a trophy for the role."


Andrew / June 20, 2003 2:20 PM

I think he was pinning all his hopes on the runaway success of "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man," and when that failed, boxing was the only recourse.

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