Mickey Rourke has always been something of an outsider in the Hollywood
community. Beginning with his major acting debut in Francis Ford
Coppola's "Rumble Fish," Rourke's penchant for rough-around-the-edges bad-boy characters--from Marv in "Sin City" to The Ram in "The
Wrestler" to Whiplash in "Iron Man 2"--corresponds to
his gruff, dismissive demeanor off-screen. So it's no surprise that
the ever-combative Rourke doesn't hold back from blasting fellow actors. ContactMusic.com
an entertainment website, captured Rourke's expletive-filled disdain:
"You can be less than mediocre and be a
f*****g movie star. I have respect for very few actors and actresses.
Some of them get a lot of acclaim but just because their movie made $200
million at the box
office; they still suck. I got no respect for them and I used to
let them know it."
However, the leading man now prefers to keep
out of arguments with other actors, and maintains dignity when he
doesn't like a co-star.
He told Parade.com: "It was important for
me to put that aside and go, 'You know what? This is a business.
If you kiss the right a*s and you get lucky on a movie or two, you
could last 10 years.' So, now, I just keep my mouth shut and pet my
ContactMusic succinctly summarizes: "Mickey Rourke
doesn't respect many other actors."
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