Mickey Rourke's changing face: A deep dive into his past & recent controversies

    From heartthrob to sparking 2023 Hollywood controversies, take a nostalgic look back at Mickey Rourke's tumultuous journey, including his candid take on plastic surgeries.

    Mickey Rourke (Source: Ranker)

    Mickey Rourke (Source: Ranker)

    Two decades ago, when we thought of Mickey Rourke, we recalled the dashing young star who took Hollywood by storm. Fast-forward to 2023, and his name headlines controversies, both for his professional choices and candid remarks on fellow actors. During the '80s, Rourke was the quintessential leading man in Tinseltown. His charismatic charm drew comparisons to icons like Marlon Brando and James Dean. But even as he basked in the limelight, the actor's aversion to the trappings of fame was evident. Rourke once mused, "You go through the motions of feeling it but you know the studio owns your ass, the public owns your ass," signifying his inner struggles.

    His retreat into the boxing world was his way of seeking solace. Yet, the brutal injuries he sustained became the catalyst for his multiple plastic surgeries, an issue that continued to haunt him in subsequent years.

    Face off: Mickey's candid confessions

    2023 saw Rourke sparking debate over his remarks on Amber Heard and Tom Cruise, but what caught more attention was the evolving face of the former Iron Man 2 star. As reported by TheThings in February 2023, Rourke had undergone multiple surgeries after his boxing stint to rectify the injuries. "Most of it was to mend the mess of my face because of the boxing," he revealed, acknowledging the procedures.

    Mickey Rourke (Source: Legit)

    Rourke's candid admittance of his surgeries and the botched results stirred sympathy among some fans, while others critically dissected his appearances. From his swollen cheeks in Wild Orchid to the visibly transformed appearance in interviews, the actor became the subject of many discussions and speculations.

    The recent ruckus and road ahead

    While Rourke's face has been the talk of the town, his recent outspoken comments in 2023 added more fuel to the fire. His candid views on Hollywood peers, and his defense of Alec Baldwin amidst serious allegations, kept him in the limelight. Yet, beyond the controversies, Rourke's dedication to his craft remains undeniable. With multiple projects lined up, the actor continues to be a significant presence on the silver screen.

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