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And the Oscar for Best Actor goes to ... Mickey Rourke?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Simon_Cowbell, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member


    Variety gives Rourke's film, The Wrestler, the rave review of all rave reviews.

    I can't wait to see this.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Ask John Cusack about actors who enter September as Best Actor favorites, they rarely get nominated.
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    What film?

    As good as Cusack is in everything, I'm having a hard time thinking about performances I would consider Best Actor-worthy.... Being John Malkovich would be one, I guess.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    He was talked up a lot last year for both that scary hotel movie and "Grace is Gone." I'm not even sure Grace is Gone got wide release after being so widely praised on the indy film festival circuit.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    What are...10 words I never ever thought I'd hear?

    Dude was on the fast track in the early-to-mid '80s, no doubt about that. His essaying (love that word) of the Motorcycle Boy was uncanny. But he better be unfuckingreal to even have a shot at winning this thing. Somehow I don't see the prissy, prickly electorate voting for an ex-boxer with a rap sheet a mile long (not to mention the decidedly raunchy Nine Weeks and Angel Heart on his resume).

    I'd pay good fucking money to see the Oscar acceptance speech though. 5/2 odds his face melts right in the middle of it.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    OK I just read that review. Now I'm stoked too.

    I've always liked Rourke, even if I haven't seen a film of his in years, and this sounds like the role of a lifetime and one he was born to play. And he's 57? No fuckin way. Damn.

    All that said, this is the money line: As vibrant -- and as naked -- as she was in last year's "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," Tomei... :eek: :eek: :eek:
  7. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I've seen the movie thanks to one of my Brooklyn connections. Liked it a lot, and Rourke was very good, but I don't think he is quite at that level.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Rourke is a great actor. He's also a colossally messed up person, but it doesn't surprise me for a second that he might be able to win an Oscar.

    He was amazing in Sin City. Anyone is that surprised by this hasn't seen his early work.
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    He should have been nominated for "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man."
  10. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    But can it top Barfly?
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He's been nominated for an Oscar before hasn't he?
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    According to wikipedia, he turned down the Bruce Willis part in Pulp Fiction.

    After he turned it down, so did Matt Dillon and Stallone before Willis grabbed it.

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