Mickey Rourke
The Wrestler

Considered one of the best actors of his generation, Mickey Rourke began his career in films such as 1941, 9 1/2 Weeks, Diner and cult favorite The Pope of Greenwich Village. But a subsequent series of eccentric roles and a tumultuous personal life seemed to threaten Mickey's legacy for good.

With his gritty turn as Randy "The Ram" Robinson in The Wrestler, Mickey signals his return from Hollywood exile with a Golden Globe® win and his first Oscar® nomination. Mickey's performance as Ram, a broken-down former professional wrestling star desperate for one last shot both in and out of the ring, has been heralded as one of the most surprising in years.