Friday, January 30, 2009
Mickey Rourke’s incredible comeback!
Posted by Bob Sommer
Even if you detest the very idea of professional wrestling, go see Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler.” (My wife was reluctant to go, but fortunately, “Slumdog Millionaire” was sold out that night and “The Wrestler” was about to start--and she loved it!) This is a story about a vulnerable man, teetering at the edge of the abyss. Rourke is simply amazing! He gained about 35 pounds for the role and did most of his own stunts. Here’s the link for his interview on CBS News.