Mickey Rourke with a friend, Photo: Profimedia
He was once considered the most attractive bachelor in the world, and now, due to new photos that flooded the networks, many believe that Mickey Rourke is gay. Namely, the paparazzi photographed him walking and holding the hand of a younger man. Although the actor and his managers clearly claim that Rourke is not gay, the paparazzi caught Mickey having lunch with the same unknown young man earlier in the year.
By the way, the once great seducer Mickey Rourke turned 70 on September 16 of this year. It’s cruel and unfair to the audience who commented on social media that Mickey Rourke died young and would have been as respected as the legendary James Dean.
But the truth is that Mickey Rourke is an amazing actor who has had a number of bad business moves.
Do you believe that he turned down roles in the films Top Gun, 48 Hours, and Preparatory Tales?
Today we bring you the biggest scandals associated with this once attractive man:
- Because his stepfather beat him and his mother almost daily, Mickey began training in boxing. At the age of 12, he won his first title and continued to fight under the name Phil Rourke. He was an extremely successful boxer who knocked out his opponents countless times. He suffered only 3 defeats in the ring, but also countless concussions, due to which he had to give up fights.
- He couldn’t accept that he was getting old, so he had countless plastic surgeries that made his face unrecognizable. Many would say that the actor destroyed himself, but he never publicly admitted that he regretted the plastic surgery that he always returned to after every match.
“Mostly I asked them to put my face back in place. However, I admit I chose the wrong surgeon and got hooked.”
- For years, he struggled with addiction to hard drugs, but also with depression. He says that his dog helped him get out, and that’s why he became a great protector of these animals. On one occasion, he gave a real fortune to build an asylum for dogs in Romania.
- He always had the most beautiful women by his side, and he married twice. He remained on good terms with his first wife, while the second accused him of abuse. After his second failed marriage, he never married again. For years, she can only be seen in the company of younger men.