Because if you rehearse then you start talking about it, and it moves from something kind of mysterious and unnamable to like being overly articulated and thought out. Thelma Click Here for Thoughts. The hero Randy "the Ram" Robinson Mickey Rourke is a professional athlete far beyond his prime, his marriage a distant memory, his twentysomething daughter Stephanie Evan Rachel Wood long estranged and despising him. You know what they say about hindsight. It's far removed from the self-aggrandising, self-pitying My Way. It can be pulled off, owned, redistributed, relooked at for purposes that were never intended in the original performance," notes Wesleyan professor Jeanine Basinger, author of "The Star Machine.
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XBox - Philip Seymour Hoffman is my hero. Rourke perfectly embodies the washed up ex-athlete looking to find his way and in my opinion was cheated out of an Oscar; the Academy instead going for the "safe" pick in Sean Penn. Perhaps that's the attraction of reality TV. Report this video as Inappropriate. A wonderful example comes when he yells out his trailer to a neighborhood kid; asking if wants to play Nintendo.
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What makes the whole thing endurable is the unmistakable signs of self awareness. In Darren Aronofsky's brilliant character drama The Wrestler, Randy "The Ram" Robinson Mickey Rourke is a down-and-almost-out pro wrestler who grapples with his own mortality and a fear of being alone and desperate. He tries to jog and can't. That's what sticks with you long after the film ends. The chemistry between Mickey and Evan is breath taking!
But when asked what she was most worried about, she replied laughing , "The worst thing was not the hours or the nudity or anything like that. There's no answer for that kind of stuff, no guaranteed comfort. He sent [the script] to me a couple of weeks later and it appealed to me, but I was still nervous about it. Rourke may not be as out-of-his-comfort-zone as Sean Penn in Milk, the only other Oscar-worthy lead performance this year, but that is merely a testament to his fundamental understanding of his character: In "The Wrestler" the painful meeting between Ram and his daughter played by Evan Rachel Wood have the overwhelming weight of the truth without a hint of sentimentality.
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