Mickey Rourke, steals the film, as Whiplash in the new movie Iron Man 2. He may be back in the Hollywood game but that doesn’t mean he won’t voice his opinion on other Hollywood starlets. Enjoying the A list again, after his Oscar nomination for the Wrestler, he’s not very impressed with several young stars acting chops. In a new interview, Mickey Rourke outs an actress for not having her s**t together on the movie set. Was it Gwyneth Paltrow in Iron Man 2?
He says, “You can be less than mediocre and be a f*****g movie star. I have respect for very few actors and actresses. Some of them get a lot of acclaim but just because their movie made $200 million at the box office, they still suck. I got no respect for them and I used to let them know it. It was important for me to put that aside and go, ‘You know what? This is a business. If you kiss the right a*s and you get lucky on a movie or two, you could last 10 years.’ So, now, I just keep my mouth shut and pet my chihuahuas.”
Some speculate he’s talking about Gwyneth Paltrow in Iron Man but that can’t be possible because she HAS won an Oscar. I would assume he’s talking about Megan Fox whose beauty far out weighs her talent and who was lucky enough to be cast in the blockbuster Transformers franchise.
Rourke, a Virgo, is a definitely a perfectionist in his craft. A down to earth guy, he takes the time to study and become his role. The last several years have been tough for him but I think it’s safe to say he’s back on top for good. Currently, he lives in NYC with his Russian model girlfriend and five chihuahuas.
What’s his next role? Mickey Rourke may collaborate with Tony Scott on the director’s next two films: Potzdamer Platz, and Hell’s Angels, in which Rourke would play Sonny Barger, the man who helped turn the motorcycle gang into a national organization. Now THAT film should definitely win him an Oscar.