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Mickey wants Air?

05.11.2009

Mickey Rourke Mickey Rourke is racking up projects literally like there's no tomorrow. He's currently filming both the comic book sequel IRON MAN 2 and the Sylvester Stallone directed old school actioner THE EXPENDABLES, he's attached to the dramas' ELEVEN MINUTES, BROKEN HORSES and PASSION PLAYS and now, according to "Production Weekly", he's in talks, along with James Gandolfini, to star in what's being described as a "dark western", SEVEN HOLES FOR AIR. Other than the nifty title and the fact that it's being directed by Bill Paxton, there's not much more we know beyond that. Goddamn, Mickey's really try to make up for ten plus years of not working.

Extra Tidbit: Mickey's full name is Philip Andre Rourke Jr.

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5:23PM on 05/12/2009

Frailty was Great!

I caught Vertical Limit on tv last week and was wondering why Paxton hasn't been doing more (acting or directing). Good news.
I caught Vertical Limit on tv last week and was wondering why Paxton hasn't been doing more (acting or directing). Good news.
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3:37PM on 05/12/2009
Frailty is excellent neo-gothic horror. Great direction and performances.
Frailty is excellent neo-gothic horror. Great direction and performances.
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1:56PM on 05/12/2009

Paxton is the sh**

Anyone who wants to see a great movie directed by Paxton should see Frailty (2001). Kick ass actor as well, gotta agree with Maudibe and GioFace.
Anyone who wants to see a great movie directed by Paxton should see Frailty (2001). Kick ass actor as well, gotta agree with Maudibe and GioFace.
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10:37AM on 05/12/2009
@ jevlikemovie

We know that Mickey Rourke has been busy even way before The Wrestle and that list is enough proof. He's a good SUPPORTING actor but the thing is, how many of those movies has Mickey been in a leading role? Some of those movies he barely has enough screen time (Man On Fire, Get Carter are good examples) and hence the whole "comeback" thingy.

Anyway, i'm interested to see what a "dark-western" coz I always thought Spaghetti westerns did a good at being "dark". :D
@ jevlikemovie

We know that Mickey Rourke has been busy even way before The Wrestle and that list is enough proof. He's a good SUPPORTING actor but the thing is, how many of those movies has Mickey been in a leading role? Some of those movies he barely has enough screen time (Man On Fire, Get Carter are good examples) and hence the whole "comeback" thingy.

Anyway, i'm interested to see what a "dark-western" coz I always thought Spaghetti westerns did a good at being "dark". :D
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2:45AM on 05/12/2009

???

I don't get all this talk, even going back to before The Wrestler was released, about that movie being a comeback for him or the supposed 10 plus years of not working. Check it...

1997- The Rainmaker- Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Jon Voight.
1998- Buffalo 66- Chrisitna Ricci, Vincent Gallo, Anjelica Huston.
1999- Out in 50- with Christina Applegate and Blathlazar Getty.
2000- Animal Factory- Willem DaFoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo.
2000- Get Carter- Sly Stallone, Michael Caine, Rachel
I don't get all this talk, even going back to before The Wrestler was released, about that movie being a comeback for him or the supposed 10 plus years of not working. Check it...

1997- The Rainmaker- Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Jon Voight.
1998- Buffalo 66- Chrisitna Ricci, Vincent Gallo, Anjelica Huston.
1999- Out in 50- with Christina Applegate and Blathlazar Getty.
2000- Animal Factory- Willem DaFoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo.
2000- Get Carter- Sly Stallone, Michael Caine, Rachel Leigh Cook.
2001- The Pledge- Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Aaron Eckhart.
2002- Spun- Jason Schwartzman, Mena Suvari, John Leguizamo.
2003- Masked and Anonymous- Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Jessica Lange.
2003- Once Upon A Time in Mexico- Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johhny Depp.
2004- Man On Fire- Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken.
2005- Sin City- All Star cast.
2005- Domino- Keira Knightley, Delroy Lindo, Mena Suvari.
2006- Stormbreaker- Ewan McGregor, Stephen Fry, Bill Nighy.

Man, it looks like Mickey was really struggling for work. Why don't they just say it was years before he was a lead again. He was always working .
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12:17AM on 05/12/2009

nice pair...

near dark, predator 2,aliens "why dont you put her in charge?",terminator (the punk at the beginning),the dark backward,frailty,a simple plan...i just rhymed off a ton of cool flicks off the top of my head that he's been in, he is the bees knees.

IIRC, he also directed the "fish heads" video.

the dude is one cool mofo. team up with rourke = twice the awesomness
near dark, predator 2,aliens "why dont you put her in charge?",terminator (the punk at the beginning),the dark backward,frailty,a simple plan...i just rhymed off a ton of cool flicks off the top of my head that he's been in, he is the bees knees.

IIRC, he also directed the "fish heads" video.

the dude is one cool mofo. team up with rourke = twice the awesomness
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11:21PM on 05/11/2009

Paxton & Rourke rock.

Paxton is the shit...ageed GioFace.

He's been my fave character actor for as long as he's been around, and his directing gets better and better each outing.

Paxton has made an acting career out of being a scene stealer. He's great.

I'm also pretty sure one of the scripts mentioned above is written by Mickey Rourke. I think it's broken Horses he wrote.
Paxton is the shit...ageed GioFace.

He's been my fave character actor for as long as he's been around, and his directing gets better and better each outing.

Paxton has made an acting career out of being a scene stealer. He's great.

I'm also pretty sure one of the scripts mentioned above is written by Mickey Rourke. I think it's broken Horses he wrote.
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10:03PM on 05/11/2009
come on guys. bill paxton is the shit. aliens, terminator, near dark. and he directed frailty. solid movie right there
come on guys. bill paxton is the shit. aliens, terminator, near dark. and he directed frailty. solid movie right there
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9:38PM on 05/11/2009

something to prove

I totally agree, he is going into overexposure pretty quick. I'm sure he thinks he has something prove but Lord knows we don't need another Nic Cage or his wigs.
I totally agree, he is going into overexposure pretty quick. I'm sure he thinks he has something prove but Lord knows we don't need another Nic Cage or his wigs.
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9:33PM on 05/11/2009
Maybe it's just me, but I think Mickey Rourke should take it easy. Sure he is a hot commodity now and he wants to bank on that, but picking up all these projects without giving much thought is going to do harm than help in the long run. If he's not careful, he could turn into the next Nicholas Cage/Samuel L Jackson.
Maybe it's just me, but I think Mickey Rourke should take it easy. Sure he is a hot commodity now and he wants to bank on that, but picking up all these projects without giving much thought is going to do harm than help in the long run. If he's not careful, he could turn into the next Nicholas Cage/Samuel L Jackson.
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9:04PM on 05/11/2009
Mickey Rourke and James Gandolfini in a western? Bill Paxton's not a terrible director, but more importantly, if he makes any appearance here that makes me even more interested. Paxton's not the most exciting actor out there, but his work in westerns, if I recall right, pretty solid (and I AM counting "Near Dark," modern western).
Mickey Rourke and James Gandolfini in a western? Bill Paxton's not a terrible director, but more importantly, if he makes any appearance here that makes me even more interested. Paxton's not the most exciting actor out there, but his work in westerns, if I recall right, pretty solid (and I AM counting "Near Dark," modern western).
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