When I mention the name Mickey Rourke, a washed up, need to be in rehab, vision of a man comes to mind. That is why I am incredibly amazed that he has been nominated for his role in The Wrestler. That is not to say that the movie wasn’t a great watch. I just find it nearly unbelievable that Mickey stayed sober enough to remember any lines let alone demonstrate an award worthy performance.
In recent interviews with the press, he continues to display his true colors, cursing and insulting anyone in his way. Will this type of behavior knock him out of the running for the Best Actor Award? He faces some tough opponents in the Best Actor category. These nominees include Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon”, Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor, Sean Penn in “Milk”, Leonardo DiCaprio in “Revolutionary Road”, and Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. Who knows? Maybe if he wins the Oscar, he might be more inclined to go back to rehab for his career comeback.