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Mickey Rourke Loves Being In Russia

Mickey Rourke, ever in character, at the premiere of The Wrestler in Moscow today. I don't often advocate this, but look what Mickey's doing at crotch level.

One place I'm pretty sure there won't be a premiere: Iran, which has banned the movie. So I'm all for giving Harvey Milk his due, but is there any doubt that Rourke deserved the Best Actor Oscar over Sean Penn? Penn always looks like he's acting. As we see here, Rourke never does.


Fun Fact: Wrestle Jam '88, the Nintendo game played by Randy the Ram in the film, never existed: Until producers requested a fully functional game for the film. Which means that kid has the all-time high score, I guess.

Photo: Associated Press.

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