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Mickey Rourke Talks Botched Job as a Gangster Debt Collector (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 6th 2010 6:00AM
Mickey Rourke Talks Gangster Job on 'Tonight Show'Long before baseball, boxing and acting, Mickey Rourke had a job "collecting money." He couldn't be too descriptive on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC), but it was "back in the old days in New York -- before they had the lottery, they had the numbers."

His boss was "Uncle So-and-So," and Rourke had a new "thing" (read: gun) for the job. But he "wasn't real good with it." While, uh, working with a particularly difficult, er, customer, the actor was "twirling it in front of him and it went off. It missed him by about thatmuch, and he paid up. So Uncle So-and-So, he thought I was really good."

But success was short-lived: It came to pass that a 4-foot-2 "dwarf with a hump on his back" led to Rourke's demise as a professional bookie's henchman.

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dsherline

Old Mickey Rourke. He was really something back in the day of "Black Orchid", "9 1/2 Weeks", and one I can't think of the name of. It was a satan oriented flick with Lisa Bonet(?)previously of Cosby Show fame. Yeah, he was really something back then. Not any more.

August 06 2010 at 12:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Julie

Mickey Rourke is trash. There's nothing else to say about him.

August 06 2010 at 11:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Wish Belkin

I like this guy's movies.

August 06 2010 at 11:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jim

YAWN

August 06 2010 at 10:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bill

Pretty horrifying transformation from his earlier acting days until now

August 06 2010 at 10:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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