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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Three cheers for Mickey Rourke

Those who know me well know that I am an awards show junkie. Always have been. Even during high school, when I had to get up early each morning, I would stay up late and watch every single second of the Oscars and the Grammies. And so it comes as no surprise that I watched every bit of the Golden Globes on Sunday night. And I just have to say "bravo" to Mickey Rourke, not just for his accomplishment at winning a Best Actor statue, but for his refreshing, candid, touching acceptance speech. It was raw, it was real. No written-in-advance pap. And given my current situation -- missing Terra so much -- I guess it's not odd that I was very touched that he thanked his dogs......those with him and those that have passed on. I admit it, I found that very moving.

I don't know much about Mickey Rourke, other than recalling "9-1/2 Weeks" which, for a time, was such a hot, popular movie. I also recall he was an 80s wild-child, like so many other celebrities. But he has never been on my radar -- until now. "The Wrestler" looks like a great movie and I want to see it.

1 comment:

Joy Logan said...

He was too cool on the awards wasn't he?

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