I was asked what was the most extreme action by a director on set. My answer focusses on an actor but I can justify this by way of both how outlandish the prep is and that it needed two directors to pull it off. I would say that Mickey Rourke having a fake boxing career, … Continue reading Extreme Method Acting: Mickey Rourkes 15 year journey through obscurity, rigged boxing matches and tights to prepare for The Wrestler.
Mickey Rourke and extreme Method Acting I believe it was the late great Roger Ebert or maybe another who stated that it was hard to know where Rourke ended and Randy the Ram began in his review of Aranofskys 2008 tale of redemption, The Wrestler. I would go as far as to say where to … Continue reading Is Mickey Rourke still Mickey Rourke? Face Transplants, Golems, Mad Method acting and Mickeys Resurrection