THE WRESTLER IS MICKEY ROURKE'S BIG COMEBACK
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Mickey Rourke made a personal appearance after a screening of The Wrestler for SAG members in West Hollywood Saturday night. The movie, directed by Darran Aronofsky, was grueling and violent but brilliant. One of the most fascinating aspects of the film was the backstage camaraderie between the wrestlers. Onstage after the movie, Mickey revealed that he gained 30 pounds of muscle for the part (and he looks a lot better now without that weight.) Clad in sharkskin pants and jacket, Mickey captivated the audience with stories about making the movie such as the time Darren the director reminded Mickey about his sick dog Loki to make him more emotional in a sensitive scene. Fortunately,16 year old Loki recovered, and was in the audience.