"Frankly, I'd rather have a job wiping Saddam Hussein's ass."
"She's fooled everyone into thinking she's a lot better than she is."
Yes, this certainly looks darker than his role in 'Ratatouille.'
Mickey Rourke will avenge you!
He'll definitely be at WrestleMania, says a WWE spokesperson.
If they'd given an Oscar for Best Performance by a Video Game, surely it would've gone to Wrestle Jam, the 8-bit Nintendo game featured in 'The Wrestler.'
Watch his Independent Spirit Awards speech to see why.
What wisdom do we hope this year's nominees, snubbed hopefuls, and breakout stars take away from one of the most exciting awards races in recent memory?
He coulda been a contendah!
But there's good news — he'll still be at WrestleMania!
This is the worst news you'll hear all day.
The world's greatest awards campaign continues!
See this year's only BAFTA acceptance speech to necessitate an apology from the BBC!
"Mickey was very honored to be asked as he has the greatest respect for WWE however he will not be participating in Wrestle-Mania. He is focusing entirely on his acting career."
While his chances at WWE glory continue to rise.
Probably Mickey Rourke.
Turns out the Academy doesn't really care about television ratings after all!
This goes out to all you scarecrows filled with nothing but dust and wheat!
Mickey, we're begging you — turn down this part!
We're not really sure we're buying this one.
The Wrestler Director Darren Aronofsky on Mickey Rourke and the Benefits of Having a Small Music Budget
Aronofsky rapped to Vulture about his new movie and how a Ratt song can enhance the emotional texture of a bar scene.
'The Wrestler' is the first role to fully exploit the gruesomeness of Rourke's real-life appearance.
Former WWF Champ Mick Foley Tells Us Whether the Brutal Use of Thumbtacks in The Wrestler Is Truly Authentic
Conclusion? It's pretty real!
Will doubts over the veracity of their shilling hurt them at Oscar time?
Mickey Rourke's Oscar buzz has plateaued a bit, so now seems like a pretty good time to release the trailer.