Will climbing in the ring cost Mickey Rourke his Oscar?
Mickey Rourke has won a Golden Globe, been nominated for a SAG (he lost to his weepy pal Sean Penn) and been nominated for an Oscar for his comeback in "The Wrestler," the bittersweet saga of a former pro wrestling legend who hits hard times.
But at the SAG Awards, the actor -- who actually had quit acting to become a pro boxer in the past -- revealed he's getting in the ring again, this time as a wrestler. He's skedded to be on WWE's "Wrestlemania 25" in Houston on April 5.
"The boys from the WWE called me and asked me to do it," Rourke told Access Hollywood. "I said, 'I want to.' I'm talking with [WWE legend] Rowdy Roddy Piper about it."
Call me crazy. Call him crazy.
But I think if Mickey seriously goes ahead with his plans and continues to talk about this new gig at oh, say, the Oscar luncheon, he can kiss his Oscar shot goodbye.
For one thing, this Wrestle Mania may prove to Oscar voters that he wasn't really seriously acting at all in "The Wrestler." Why, he was just being his crazy self.
Plus, he already looks like a "broken down piece of meat" who has had too many corrective surgeries to repair boxing damage. And now he wants more?
Is the guy a glutton for punishment or what? What's he trying to prove?
What do you think?
First, Joaquin Phoenix kissed acting goodbye and launched his rap career. Watch the video of his falling off the stage here. Now Mickey Rourke gives the ring another try. Jeepers, doesn't anyone want to act anymore?