Mickey Rourke filmography

This is a complete filmography of Mickey Rourke. This list includes information about films starring Mickey Rourke, notes, awards, his television works, trivia, highest-grossing films, critical acclaim of Mickey's films, shows where Mickey Rourke appeared, roles he turned down, etc. You can also find information about his other work and previous collaborations. A recently published book, "Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Mickey Rourke Movies" by Dan Rempala, explores life lessons provided by Rourke's films.

Mickey Rourke began his career in the film 1941, directed by Steven Spielberg. Later, Rourke starred in television films and made brief appearances in feature films. He made his breakthrough performance in the film Diner. Later, his career continued with popular films such as 9½ Weeks, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Rumble Fish, Year of the Dragon, Barfly, Angel Heart and many more. Rourke also starred in a film about Francis of Assisi called Francesco. In the early 1990s, he returned to boxing and didn't star in many films. He also turned down many roles that proved to be fortuitous for other actors. In the 2000s, he returned to prominence and won a Saturn Award for his performance in Sin City. Rourke has worked with well-known actors including Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken.

Mickey starred in theater films, direct-to-video films and television works. He also wrote some of his films under the name "Sir" Eddie Cook. Rourke also made cameo appearances in some of his films like The Pledge or They Crawl. You also can find upcoming films of Rourke.



List of Film Roles
Year Title Role Director(s)
1979 1941 Pvt. Reese Steven Spielberg
1980 Heaven's Gate Nick Ray Michael Cimino
Fade to Black Richie Vernon Zimmerman
1981 Body Heat Teddy Lewis Lawrence Kasdan
1982 Diner Robert 'Boogie' Sheftell Barry Levinson
1983 Rumble Fish The Motorcycle Boy Francis Ford Coppola
1984 The Pope of Greenwich Village Charlie Moran Stuart Rosenberg
Eureka Aurelio D'Amato Nicolas Roeg
1985 Year of the Dragon Captain Stanley White Michael Cimino
1986 9½ Weeks John Gray Adrian Lyne
1987 Angel Heart Harold R. "Harry" Angel Alan Parker
Barfly Henry Chinaski Barbet Schroeder
A Prayer for the Dying Martin Fallon Mike Hodges
1988 Homeboy Johnny Walker Michael Seresin
1989 Francesco Francesco Lilianna Cavani
Johnny Handsome John Sedley a.k.a. Johnny Handsome/Johnny Mitchell Walter Hill
1990 Wild Orchid James Wheeler Zalman King
Desperate Hours Michael Bosworth Michael Cimino
1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Harley Davidson Simon Wincer
1992 White Sands Gorman Lennox Roger Donaldson
1994 F.T.W. Frank T. Wells Michael Karbelnikoff
1995 Fall Time Florence Paul W. Warner
1996 Bullet Butch 'Bullet' Stein Julien Temple
1997 Double Team Stavros Tsui Hark
The Rainmaker J. Lyman "Bruiser" Stone Francis Ford Coppola
1998 Buffalo ’66 The Bookie Vincent Gallo
Thursday Kasarov Skip Woods
1999 Cousin Joey One of the brothers Sante D'Orazio
Shades Paul S. Sullivan Erik Van Looy
2000 Animal Factory Jan the Actress Steve Buscemi
Get Carter Cyrus Paice Stephen Kay
2001 The Pledge Jim Olstad Sean Penn
The Hire: The Follow Husband (short film) Kar Wai Wong
Picture Claire Eddie Bruce McDonald
2002 Spun The Cook Jonas Åkerlund
2003 Masked and Anonymous Edmund Larry Charles
Once Upon a Time in Mexico Billy Chambers Robert Rodriguez
2004 Man on Fire Jordan Kalfus Tony Scott
2005 Sin City Marv Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller
Domino Ed Mosbey Tony Scott
2006 Stormbreaker Darrius Sayle Geoffrey Sax
2008 The Wrestler Randy "Ram" Robinson Darren Aronofsky
2009 Killshot Armand "The Blackbird" Degas John Madden
The Informers Peter Gregor Jordan
2010 13 Jefferson Géla Babluani
Iron Man 2 Ivan Vanko/Whiplash Jon Favreau
The Expendables Tool Sylvester Stallone
Passion Play Nate Granzini Mitch Glazer
2012 The Expendables 2[1] Tool Sylvester Stallone
List of Television Roles
Year Title Role Director
1980 City in Fear Tony Pate Alan Smithee
Jud Taylor
Act of Love Joseph Cybulkowski Jud Taylor
Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case John Rideout Peter Levin
1981 Hardcase Perk Dawson Lee H. Katzin
1994 The Last Outlaw Graff Geoff Murphy
1998 Thicker Than Blood Father Frank Larkin Richard Pearce
List of direct-to-video film roles
Year Title Role Director
1996 Exit in Red Ed Altman Yurek Bogayevicz
1997 Love in Paris: Another 9½ Weeks John Gray Anne Goursaud
1998 Point Blank Rudy Ray Matt Earl Beesley
1999 Out in Fifty Jack Bracken Scott Leet
Christopher Bojesse
Shergar Gavin O'Rourke Denis C. Lewiston
2001 They Crawl Tiny Frakes John Allardice
Non-acting film work
Year Title Credit Other work
1988 Homeboy screenplay
1994 F.T.W. story
1995 Bullet screenplay music supervisor

Career Awards

List of awards
Year Award Nomination Film Result
1983 Boston Society of Film Critics Award Best Supporting Actor Diner Won
National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor
1988 Independent Spirit Awards Best Actor Barfly Nominated
1991 Razzie Award Worst Actor Desperate Hours Nominated
Wild Orchid
2006 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actor Sin City Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor
Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actor
Online Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor
Satellite Award Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Nominated
Critics' Choice Award Best Ensemble Nominated
Total Film magazine Man of the Year Voted
2008 Moviefone Sexiest Movie Couple 9½ Weeks Voted
Golden Orange Award Honorary Award Won
Satellite Awards Best Actor - Drama The Wrestler Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Best Actor Won
San Francisco Film Critics Best Actor Won
Broadcast Film Critics Best Actor Nominated
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Actor Won
Toronto Film Critics Association Best Actor Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Actor Won
Florida Film Critics Circle Best Actor Won
Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actor Won
2009 Golden Globe Award Best Actor - Drama Won
Independent Spirit Award Best Male Lead Won
BAFTA Award Best Actor Won
Academy Awards Best Male Actor Nominated
Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Best Male Actor Nominated
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Riviera Award Awarded
2011 MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Iron Man 2 Pending

Critical Acclaim

Only two films of Mickey Rourke’s are in the IMDb Top 250. Sin City is #85 and The Wrestler is #78. According to Rotten Tomatoes, Mickey’s most “fresh” film is The Wrestler and most "rotten" film is Wild Orchid.

Rotten Tomatoes

You can find below only films of Mickey Rourke which ranked as "fresh" in the site Rotten Tomatoes.

Rank Title %
1 The Wrestler 98%
2 Body Heat 97%
3 Diner 96%
4 The Pope of Greenwich Village 89%
5 The Rainmaker 88%
6 Animal Factory 83%
7 Barfly 80%
8 Sin City 77%
Rank Title %
9 Buffalo '66 77%
10 The Pledge 77%
11 Angel Heart 76%
12 Iron Man 2 74%
13 Once Upon a Time in Mexico 69%
14 Rumble Fish 68%
15 A Prayer for the Dying 63%
16 9½ Weeks 62%
17 Year of the Dragon 60%


This list includes only fresh films of M. Rourke in Metacritic.

Rank Title %
1 Diner 86%
2 The Wrestler 81%
3 Body Heat 78%
4 The Rainmaker 72%
5 The Pledge 71%
6 Buffalo '66 68%
7 The Animal Factory 65%
8 Rumble Fish 63%

Previous collaborations

During his career, Rourke worked with directors including Steven Spielberg, Lawrence Kasdan, Francis Ford Coppola, Barry Levinson, Stuart Rosenberg, Nicolas Roeg, Michael Cimino, Adrian Lyne, Alan Parker, Mike Hodges, Barbet Schroeder, Walter Hill, Tsui Hark, Terrence Malick, Jonas Åkerlund, Wong Kar-wai, Tony Scott, Robert Rodriguez and John Madden, as well as actors-turned-directors Sean Penn, Vincent Gallo and Steve Buscemi. Rourke also starred in the films which also stars popular actors including Kim Basinger, Jean Claude Van Damme, Helena Bonham Carter, Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Tupac Shakur, Bruce Willis, Benicio del Toro, Alicia Silverstone, Anthony Hopkins, Jack Nicholson, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Robert De Niro and so on. Rourke worked with actor Christopher Walken 5 times. They starred together in the films Heaven's Gate, Homeboy, Man on Fire, Domino and voice acting in video game True Crime: New York City (2005).

Christopher Walken stated to the Film Comment on August, 1992 that destiny to make Homeboy with Mickey Rourke:

Mickey Rourke and I were in Heaven's Gate together; he had this tiny part and I was playing whatsisname. We were sitting up there in the mountains talking about...dinosaurs. And I told him about this thing I had read in some science magazine, that there's a theory that dinosaurs really never disappeared at all. That in fact all they did was get smaller and smaller, their scales turned into feathers and they flew away-and that in fact dinosaurs are still with us, they're just birds. And Mickey said, ‘That's interesting,’ and he started telling me about this movie that he was going to do someday about a boxer and it was called Homeboy. You know, I remember also he told me at the time, ‘There's this guy, the fighters manager, and you're gonna play this part.’ I said, ‘Okay Mickey, lets go.’ So almost ten years went by and there we were making it. And I said to him, ‘Why don’t I tell that story about the birds and dinosaurs?’ He said. ‘Right.’ And there is that scene at the beach with all the seagulls, talking about dinosaurs. It's completely disconnected from anything going on in the movie, but I think it's one of the things in the movie...It's real. Here are these two guys who are really kind of victims, talking about the origin and destiny of dinosaurs.[2]

Other works

Mickey Rourke made his stage debut in a revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge". Rourke also lent his voice to the video games Driv3r (2004) as Jericho and True Crime: New York City (2005) as Terrence "Terry" Higgins, which was the his fifth and last work with actor Christopher Walken. He also appeared in a Japanese TV commercial for Suntory Reserve (early 90s) and a commercial for Daihatsu and Lark (cigarette). More recently, in 2009, Rourke voiced the character of Dick Marcinko for the biographical video game Rogue Warrior, which was released on December 1, 2009.[3] Ironically, Rourke's portrayal of Marcinko was a source of humorous praise from a few critics (although many others criticized Rourke's role to the same degree that they did every other aspect of the game).

Rourke starred in a music video, Hero. He played a gangster in this Enrique Iglesias music video. Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt also made an appearance in this clip. Rourke also provided the mid-song rap on the David Bowie song "Shining Star (Makin' My Love)" on his album Never Let Me Down (1987).



External links

National Society of Film Critics Award
Preceded by
Robert Preston
for S.O.B.
Best Supporting Actor
for Diner
Succeeded by
Jack Nicholson
for Terms of Endearment
Saturn Award
Preceded by
David Carradine
for Kill Bill, Volume 2
Best Supporting Actor
for Sin City
Succeeded by
Ben Affleck
for Hollywoodland
Golden Globe Awards
Preceded by
Daniel Day-Lewis
for There Will Be Blood
Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
for The Wrestler
Succeeded by
Jeff Bridges
for Crazy Heart

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