Micky Rourke: High and Low

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Having become established as a global screen idol, respected actor and sex symbol during the 1980s, Mickey Rourke s well-publicised personal problems saw him labelled an uncontrollable maverick. These issues drove him to turn his back on acting to embark upon a brief but intense sojourn as a professional boxer. After retiring from the ring, Rourke set about re-establishing himself in Hollywood a process that culminated with his portrayal of Marv, a lovelorn sociopath, in the big-budget adaptation of Frank Miller s acclaimed Sin City graphic novels, as well as in Darren Aronofsky s The Wrestler, in which Rourke s character tries to find redemption from his older life. Featuring extensive interviews with Rourke, High and Low, charts the trajectory of this unique actor s amazing life.

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Mickey Rourke In the 1980s and early 1990s, Mickey Rourke was one of Hollywood's most exciting stars, at once a sex symbol and critically acclaimed actor. But Rourke's hard drinking, self-loathing, and much-publicized marital brawls soon had him reduced to straight-to-video potboilers and a brief career as a boxer. Based on extensive interviews with Rourke, Francis Ford Coppola, and many others, this detailed biography examines the actor's chaotic, often brutal life, from his childhood in Miami's tough Liberty City, to his superstardom and downward spiral, to his recent triumphant return to the big screen.

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At the height of his fame during the 1980s and early 1990s, Mickey Rourke was one of Hollywood's most exciting, charismatic and talented screen idols. His starring role alongside Kim Basinger in the controversial boxoffice hit "91/2Weeks" established Rourke as arguably the foremost male sex-symbol of his generation and his performance in Alan Parker's atmospheric "Angel Heart" confirmed his reputation as an actor of significant ability and range. However, with his future seemingly assured, Rourke's hard drinking lifestyle, intense self-loathing and well publicised marital difficulties caused him to be labelled as an uncontrollable maverick and saw him reduced to appearing in a number of soft-core straight-to-video potboilers. After turning his back on the movie industry to pursue a brief but intense career as a professional boxer, Rourke returned to acting and began a decade-long struggle to regain his place among the Hollywood elite, which would culminate with his triumphant portrayal of Marv, a lovelorn sociopath, in the big-budget adaptation of Frank Miller's acclaimed "Sin City" graphic novels.

Featuring extensive interviews with Rourke himself, director Francis Ford Coppola and many others, "Mickey Rourke: High and Low" systematically exposes the many layers of this most unique actor's complex personality.

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