Mickey Rourke Net Worth
Mickey Rourke Net Worth: Mickey Rourke is an American actor who has a net worth of $15 million dollars. Mickey Rourke was born Philip Andre Rourke, Jr. on September 16, 1952 in Schenectady, New York. His interest in sports led him to boxing and an eventual decision to relocate to Florida to embark on an amateur boxing career. In 1969 he faced former champion Luis Rodriquez but ended up with a concussion, followed by another concussion just a year later. Rourke threw in the towel and retired from the ring. Rourke caught the acting bug in the late seventies and headed back to New York to study under the mentoring of actress Sandra Seacat, landing his first significant role in Steven Spielberg's 1941 (1979). It was in 1981's Body Heat that earned him the attention he needed. During the'80s Rourke starred in Diner, Rumble Fish and the erotic drama 9½ Weeks. He also received critical acclaim for his work in Barfly and Angel Heart. In 1991, Rourke left acting and became a professional boxer for a time. He had supporting roles in several later films, including The Rainmaker, Buffalo '66, The Pledge, Get Carter, Spun, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Man on Fire. In 2005 Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood with a lead role in Sin City, for which he won awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Irish Film and Television Awards and the Online Film Critics Society. In the 2008 film The Wrestler, Rourke portrayed a past-his-prime wrestler, and received a 2009 Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award and a nomination for an Academy Award. In 2010 he appeared in Iron Man 2 and The Expendables. In 2011, Rourke was cast in the film Java Heat as an American citizen shadowing terrorist groups in Java, Indonesia. The film was released in 2013.