15 Facts About Mickey Rourke

1. In 2015, Mickey Rourke expressed his support for Ben Carson for the Republican presidential nomination.

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2. In January 2009, Mickey Rourke expressed admiration for Bush in an interview with GQ magazine.

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3. In May 1989, Mickey Rourke revealed that he had donated most of his £1.5 million earnings from the film Francesco to support Joe Doherty in his campaign for political asylum in the United States.

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4. Since 2009, Mickey Rourke has been in a relationship with Russian model Anastassija Makarenko.

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5. In 1994, Mickey Rourke was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse.

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6. In 2010, Mickey Rourke played the role of the main villain Whiplash in the film Iron Man 2.

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7. In early 2009, Mickey Rourke developed a small feud with WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, as part of a storyline.

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8. In 2005, Mickey Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role in Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of Frank Miller's Sin City.

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9. In 2001, Mickey Rourke appeared as the villain in Enrique Iglesias's music video for "Hero", which featured Jennifer Love Hewitt.

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10. In 1991, Mickey Rourke decided that he "had to go back to boxing" because he felt that he "was self-destructing.

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11. In 1989 Mickey Rourke starred in the docudrama Francesco, portraying St Francis of Assisi.

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12. In the late 1980s, Mickey Rourke performed with David Bowie on the Never Let Me Down album.

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13. At the 1971 Florida Golden Gloves, Mickey Rourke suffered another concussion in a boxing match.

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14. Since then, Mickey Rourke has appeared in several commercially successful films, including the 2010 films Iron Man 2 and The Expendables and the 2011 film Immortals.

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15. In 2005, Mickey Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role in the neo-noir action thriller 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.

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