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The unconventional late boomer actor Mickey Rourke movies to watch

Known for his suave looks and heavy voice, he is a gem

Actor and former boxer Mickey Rourke is known for his appealing roles in drama, action, and thriller films. The actor started his acting journey in the 1980s with the comedy-drama Diner, followed by another drama film Rumble Fish. Mickey Rourke’s first acting job came when he was in the high-school play The Serpent. After this, his interest grew in acting, and he temporarily gave up boxing to pursue his dream of acting. Since then, there has been no looking back for the 69-year-old actor. Here are some much-watch Mickey Rourke movies.

The Pope of Greenwich Village

This 1984 crime black comedy film is directed by Stuart Rosenberg and stars actors Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page, and Kenneth McMillan, besides Mickey Rourke. The film is adapted by screenwriter Vincent Patrick from his novel of the same name. The plot of the film begins in an Italian neighbourhood where cousins Charlie and Paulie have expensive tastes but no money. But in an unexpected turn, Paulie is caught skimming checks making him and Charlie get fired. Eventually, the two decided to robbing a place with all the money they had.

Johnny Handsome

This 1989 neo-noir crime thriller film was written by Ken Friedman and is adapted from the novel The Three Worlds of Johnny Handsome by John Godey. The film revolves around John Sedley, a man with a disfigured face mocked by others as Johnny Handsome. But unfortunately, he and a friend is double-crossed in a crime and is sent to prison.

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

This 1991 Western biker film has a massive cast of actors such as Don Johnson, Chelsea Field, Daniel Baldwin, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tia Carrere, besides Mickey Rourke. The plot of the film revolves around Harley Davidson, who travels from Texas to Burbank in order to reconnect with his old friend Robert Lee “Marlboro Man” Edison. However, their mutual friend Jack Daniels is still holding to animosity towards Harley over an affair he and his now-wife Lulu had years prior.

Other must-watch Mickey Rourke movies are 1941, Heaven’s Gate, Fade to Black, Body Heat, Diner, Eureka, Rumble Fish, Year of the Dragon, 9½ Weeks, Angel Heart, Barfly, A Prayer for the Dying, Homeboy, Francesco, Wild Orchid, Desperate Hours, White Sands, F.T.W., Fall Time, Bullet, Exit in Red, Double Team, Love in Paris: Another 9½ Weeks, The Rainmaker, Buffalo ’66, Thursday, Point Blank, Shades, Out in Fifty, Shergar, Animal Factory, Get Carter, The Pledge, The Follow, Picture Claire, They Crawl, Spun, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and Man on Fire to name a few.

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