MICKEY ROURKE (King Hyperion) received widespread acclaim for his performance in
Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler, which earned him an Academy Award nomination
for Best Actor and wins for Best Actor at the Golden Globe Awards, BAFTAs and
Independent Spirit Awards. The film was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice
Rourke's career is characterized by his ability to create riveting performances
and to leave indelible impressions on audiences. His extraordinary list of
feature credits includes John Madden's Killshot, Tony Scott's Domino and Man on
Fire, Robert Rodriguez's Sin City and Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Larry Charles'
Masked and Anonymous, Steve Buscemi's Animal Factory and Francis Ford Coppola's
Rourke earned a place for himself in Hollywood with his stellar ability to
mesmerize audiences in earlier films, including Michael Cimino's Desperate
Hours, Alan Parker's Angel Heart, Mike Hodges' A Prayer for the Dying, Adrian
Lyne's Nine Â½ Weeks, Cimino's Year of the Dragon, Stuart Rosenberg's The Pope of
Greenwich Village, Barry Levinson's Diner, Lawrence Kasdan's Body Heat, Francis
Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish, Cimino's Heaven's Gate and Steven Spielberg's 1941.
Rourke recently starred in the blockbuster sequel Iron Man 2, directed by Jon
Favreau, with Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett
Johansson. He was also seen in The Expendables, directed by Sylvester Stallone
and co-starring Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis and Arnold
Rourke recently completed shooting Passion Play, directed by Mitch Glazer, in
which he stars opposite Megan Fox.
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