MICKEY ROURKE AND ERIC ROBERTS 27 YEARS LATER

Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts have been pals since they filmed “The Pope of Greenwich Village” (a great movie) in which they played two losers, back in 1984. (top photo) When Mickey gave his Best Actor acceptance speech at The Independent Spirit Awards when he won for “The Wrestler” in 2009, he implored Hollywood moguls to hire his buddy Eric Roberts and give him a chance for a comeback. Eric showed up for Mickey’s hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theater this week.

Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

Posted by Janet on October 31, 2011

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  1. By The J-Man
    On October 31, 2011 at

    Without a doubt, that is the worst picture I have ever seen of Eric Roberts. Please tell me he is wearing a Halloween costume.

  2. By Patrick
    On October 31, 2011 at

    What a good movie Pope was when it came out.
    I expected so much more from those two.
    I liked Roberts in Runaway Train and then?
    Hedonists.

  3. By Colin
    On October 31, 2011 at

    This explodes the myth than men age better than women. I guess it’s even harder in Hollywood.

  4. By lil booger
    On November 1, 2011 at

    I can’t believe how frail Eric Roberts looks. Julia could kick his scrawny ass. lol

  5. By Indy aka Christine India
    On November 1, 2011 at

    Ah, living the good life, sooner or later it will catch up with you and you are forever wondering what happened to all those good times.

  6. By hello
    On November 1, 2011 at

    What did Eric Roberts do to be boycott from making movies to subsititue his baboon sister?

  7. By Muffin
    On November 1, 2011 at

    Diddo Patrick, Runaway Train is a such a great movie? By far, Roberts best work!!

    Whoever asked what Roberts did to outcast himself from Hollywood and his sister, apparently he was an abusive prick to them.

  8. By Denise
    On November 1, 2011 at

    Abusive and an addict. Another talented actor brought low by drugs and ego.

  9. By spinner
    On November 1, 2011 at

    Gosh…Eric looks like an old lesbian.

  10. By Indy
    On November 1, 2011 at

    @ hello….speaking of lips, Julia Roberts’ lips are ugly, huge, wide and unattractive. I have never understood how she is still called ‘pretty woman’. She has a ski nose, lanky body, those lips of course, and no morals whatsoever. Don’t know much about her brother, Eric, except Julia and Eric feuded for years. And does Mickey Rourke think he looks good with that mutilated botched face lift? :(

  11. By lil booger
    On November 1, 2011 at

    I like Julia Roberts in “some” movies (her old ones like Pretty Woman, Sleeping with the Enema (ha ha) and The Pelican Brief). She had gorgeous hair back then and I loved the characters she played in the movies. Especially the three I mentioned above.

    Now days and the past 8-10 years, I realized that I don’t really like her personality and I don’t care for the movie choices she has made in the last decade.

    Eric Roberts just reeks of being a smartass. lol He’s a great actor in my book. He always puts out an interesting performance. I don’t know if he is playing himself or not but he always upstages everyone else. He is very interesting to watch on screen.

  12. By Say Something Nice
    On November 1, 2011 at

    Can’t WAIT to see Eric in “The Geraldine Ferraro Story”—(look her up!) :)

    And Mickey? No words. Movies are a VISUAL medium and that butchered face just doesn’t cut it anymore—unless they add him to the Batman franchise as one the villains.

    Something nice: No makeup for Mickey required.

  13. By forrest gump
    On November 1, 2011 at

    they both suffer poor visibility problems now.
    but hey, THEY’RE STILL HETERO SEXUAL, folks!!

  14. By hell0
    On November 2, 2011 at

    I never understood pretty woman, she was a pro on the street!!!! and a guy falls in love with her?!!? Yeah, please remake the story with her now getting a circle jerk from the guys she screwed. Now that would a Pretty Woman.

  15. By Kitty
    On November 2, 2011 at

    Pretty Woman sucked big time. And all the media sold it as a “Cinderalla” story. Fat chance. They need to see what real street hookers look like in the real world. I can’t stand Julia Roberts and her man stealing ways.

  16. By Callie
    On November 6, 2011 at

    Eric Roberts was a very good actor – received great notices for Star 80, Runaway Train, Raggedy Man and more, but he had a lot of drug problems and could not play the Hollywood game. His sister and he had a major falling out, and producers were probably afraid to piss her off. He has always worked though, even though much of that was in awful B movies. However, there are some gems scattered in throughout the last 20 years, small indies like It’s My Party and La Cucaracha, where he shows what a good actor he still is. And he was on network TV for a few years and showed up in music videos as well. This isn’t a great shot, but he is still a good looking guy in his 50s, and is always cited as being very professional on set and extremely gracious to his fans – props to Mickey Rourke for speaking up for his old pal. Mickey had a lot of blackballed years too.

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