Mickey Rourke is shown in character as the villain Whiplash during the filming of "Iron Man 2." While star Robert Downey Jr. is completely covered in his "Iron Man" suit, Rourke's costume exposes a lot. The movie, directed by Jon Favreau, is set to debut in the summer of 2010.
Mickey Rourke, star of "The Wrestler," poses at the premiere of the film in Beverly Hills, Calif., Dec. 16, 2008. A boxer-turned-actor, Rourke was muddling through a lackluster career when he made "The Wrestler." Now, he has a shelf full of trophies and an Oscar nomination, thanks to the Darren Aronfsky movie about a down-and-out wrestler.
Mickey Rourke shows off the Best Actor Golden Globe he won for "The Wrestler" on Jan. 11, 2009. Rourke earned 13 awards and nine nominations, including an Oscar nod, for that one role.
Actor Mickey Rourke lights a cigarette as he arrives for a party at Villa Medici, part of the Rome Film Festival, in Rome, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. Born Sept. 16, 1956, in Schenectady, N.Y., Rourke grew up in the inner city neighborhoods of Miami where whe learned a variety of sports, including boxing.
Actor Mickey Rourke, with his dog Rocky, arrives to present his movie "The Wrestler" at the 65th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. He reportedly walked off a movie set in 1999 when the producers refused to let him include his pet chihuahua in the movie.
Actor Mickey Rourke and Christine Myers arrive for the screening of the film "Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon," at the 60th International film festival in Cannes, southern France, on Tuesday, May 22, 2007.
Actor Mickey Rourke arrives for Moves Magazine's Super Bowl Gala in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007.
Actor Mickey Rourke arrives for the Vanity Fair party to celebrate the 5th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, Wednesday, April 26, 2006, in New York.
Mickey Rourke, one of the stars of "Domino," arrives with his then girlfriend Sasha at the premiere of the film at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005.
Mickey Rourke arrives for the premiere of the film "Revolver," in London's Leicester Square, Tuesday Sept. 20, 2005.
The twice-divorced motorcycle enthusiast, seen in this 1994 file photo, has appeared in dozens of films, including "Diner" "The Pope of Greenwich Village," "Bullet," "Point Blank,' "Get Carter" and "Sin City."
A professional boxer from 1991 to 1995, Mickey Rourke is seen in a May 24, 1991 bout with Steve Powell. He sparred with world champions James Toney and Carlos Monz