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PHOTOS: Mickey Rourke's Bizarre Public Disguise

Posted 02.23.2012 | Entertainment

Mickey Rourke just wanted to eat lunch in peace. Unfortunately, when you're a Golden Globe-winning actor trying to dine al fresco in Hollywood, peace ...

Mickey Rourke SLAMS Oscar-Winning Director

The Moviefone Blog | Sharon Knolle (Subscribe to Sharon Knolle's Posts) | Posted 01.07.2012 | Entertainment

Interviewing the often volatile Mickey Rourke, who plays a ruthlessly brutal king in 'Immortals,' is perhaps slightly less terrifying than facing him ...

WATCH: Todd Barry Was The Original 'Black Swan'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

If you saw Todd Barry's searing performance in the "The Wrestler" you've probably been wondering why Darren Aronofsky never thought to build a whole m...

Michael Vick, Black Swan, and David Foster Wallace: An Act in Three Acts

Zac Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zac Hill

And what do we do with the worst parts of ourselves? We lose them. And we live.

Movie Review: Black Swan

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Black Swan is like a horror-movie version of The Red Shoes --or perhaps it's The Red Shoes meets Saw -- in which the quest for perfection drives the dancer slowly mad.

Ambiguous Film Endings Resolved (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Yes, yes, film is an art form and ambiguous endings always seem really deep, but they are also incredibly annoying. Did Mickey Rourke die at the end o...

Interview: Anvil on Smoking Weed, What Derailed Their Career and Meeting Clint Eastwood

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

Formed when they were teenagers in the 70s, Anvil is currently working on their 14th album. I sat down with the duo for an exclusive chat for HuffPost.

Mickey Rourke Steps In Ring At Wrestlemania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Mickey Rourke, who earned an Oscar nomination for his work in The Wrestler, stepped into the ring again on Sunday, this time to fight professional wre...

Hear Me Out While I Posit That The Wrestler Was Inspired by "Hot Rod"

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jamie Frevele

In the broadest sense, both Randy "The Ram" Robinson and Rod "The...Rod" Kimble are both hell bent on following their true passions, even if it means risking their lives for it.

The Best Actor and Best Movie of 2008 Weren't Even Nominated

John Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Eskow

The most amazing "performance" of 2008 was that of Benicio del Toro as Che -- which, for my dough, was also the movie of the year.

Mickey Rourke's Spirit Award Speech: Hilarious & Curse-Laden (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Mickey Rourke won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Actor Saturday and gave a long, ranging acceptance speech thanking everything from his de...

Spirit Awards: "The Wrestler," Penelope & Franco Win Big (PHOTOS)

AP/Huffington Post Slideshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The sports comeback tale "The Wrestler" was picked as best picture Saturday at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film an...

Mickey Rourke on Puppy Love

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

Mickey is one of the most passionate and articulate animal lovers I daresay I have ever met. He has said that his dogs have saved his life and helped him turn his career around.

"The Boss" is Everywhere -- Even at Bonnaroo

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"The Boss" is everywhere these days. You can't escape him even if you tried to, and trust me, I've tried.

What If Picked the Oscar Winners?

A.V. Club | Keith Phipps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Sure, Wikipedia gets all the credit for exemplifying the ability of Internet users to create collectively a useful reference work. But as anyone who's...

The Wrestler

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nancy Snow

Don't count on this film for improving your vocabulary. Do count on it to make you order Tony Horton's 10-Minute Trainer.

Mickey Rourke: Getting it Right

Dr. Nicholas Perricone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nicholas Perricone

The simple stroking of a dog or cat has been proven to lower heart rate, decrease stress and anxiety, and lower respiratory rate and blood pressure.

HuffPost Review: Bruce Springsteen -- Working On A Dream

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Bruce, arm-in-arm with his old E Street gang, seems to be working on his own dream of growing old, not just gracefully, but significantly.

Women & the Oscar Nominations

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

After a great year for women at the box office, the lack of a film about a woman in the final five stings.

Oscar Noms: They Wuz Robbed!

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yes, Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei received acting nominations. But The Wrestler -- one of the fiercest, most moving, most resourceful independent entries of the year -- was shut out in the major categories.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Letter to Darren Aronofsky

Craig Rowin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Craig Rowin

From: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson> To: Darren Aronofsky> Date: Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 11:19 AM Subject:...

On The Last Image in The Wrestler (Spoiler Alert)

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

In The Wrestler, director Darren Aronofsky and screenwriter Robert D. Siegel refuse to reduce anyone.

Oscar Contenders Dribble Out Slowly

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

This year's movie awards season has played out like Oscar night at Minsky's. At least a dozen of the supposedly hottest contenders -- among them "The ...

Kim Morgan's Top Ten Movies Of 2008

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

2008, the year of death, decay and the wisdom of the beautiful loser. The year movie stars examined their own mortality and fading beauty via their on-screen persona.

Mickey Rourke: Sean Penn A "Homophobe" And "Average" Actor

Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In a private text message obtained by The Daily Beast, Mickey Rourke bashes Sean Penn--his chief rival in the Oscar race--as a "homophobe" and an "ave...