Friday, February 15, 2008
This next week at Moon In The Gutter will be a special one as I am going to be honoring one of my all time favorite actors with a poll based on his career and a long look at one of his greatest films and possibly more. He's been called a true American original by filmmakers ranging from Francis Ford Coppola to Michael Cimino and he has been the named the favorite actor by Johnny Depp, Sean Penn and Brad Pitt...and yet, in the near thirty years since Mickey Rourke first walked onto a film set, in Steven Spielberg's 1941, he has never truly gotten the due and respect he deserves.
With the upcoming releases of major films with directors like Darren Aronofsky and Robert Rodriguez the film career of Mickey Rourke is far from over, but I thought now seemed like a good time to reflect on one of the most bravest, frustrating and audacious careers of the past thirty years.
So please join me in saluting Mickey and vote for your favorite films, of the 18 or so key ones I have included, and I hope you all enjoy the upcoming posts. In the meantime, please visit my friend LaShane's site on Mickey, which is one of the most beautiful and well designed online.