Unflattering Mickey Rourke profile

The New York Times’s Pat Jordan, a sportswriter, goes toe to toe with Mickey Rourke and isn’t buying what his PR people are pushing.  But it is a great read.  To wit: “You want to earn respect in your old age,” he went on to say. “You want to walk into a restaurant and have people say: ‘There’s Mickey Rourke. He was great in “The Wrestler.” ’ You don’t want them jumping out of windows.”  Semi-related – Jordan’s story on Deadspin about attempting to interview Jose Canseco is a gem.

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