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FILM I MASCULINITY

Mickey Rourke — The Human Being in a Monster’s Body

The peculiar victory of self-destruction in Hollywood

Mickey Rourke in Tiger (2018). Photo: R3M Productions

Nowadays, Mickey Rourke resembles an old, beaten-up pit bull. He’s ragged, physically deformed, but still standing. Come boxing, alcohol and drug abuse, mental demons, and more than a decade of loneliness, nothing could knock out…

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Saving the world through pop culture and overthinking.

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Akos Peterbencze

Akos Peterbencze

Freelance Grinder. Regular contributor on Looper. Bylines: Paste Mag, Humungus, and more. You can find me tweeting about pop culture at 2 AM (@ilovemoviesmor1)

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