Rourke doesn't think he will win an Oscar
Actor Mickey Rourke doesn't think he will win an Academy Award for his role in The Wrestler as he has angered many people in Hollywood in the past.india Updated: Feb 20, 2009 17:39 IST
Actor Mickey Rourke doesn't think he will win an Academy Award for his role in "The Wrestler" as he has angered many people in Hollywood in the past.
"Well, I don't know, It's voted for by people from the movie business and in the past I've hacked them all off. I was good at that. It came easy to me. I stupidly said acting wasn't a job for a real man. I threatened producers, raged at directors, forgot my agent's name. I really burned my bridges. And a lot of people have long memories," dailymail.co.uk reports Rourke as saying.
Rourke was a rising star in the 1980s but lost his way due to his difficult behaviour.
He recounts: "I was out of control and did not think the party was going to end. I could stay in any hotel, buy anything I wanted (he once bought six Cadillacs for cash and then gave them all away) and take out all my entourage to dinner. My mansion in Beverly Hills was like something from Halloween III - Elvis on acid. My brother and I had six motorcycles each, and we flew the Confederate flag and a Jolly Roger over the garage. The neighbours were moving in and out almost monthly."
First Published: Feb 20, 2009 17:34 IST