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Remember that time David Bowie recorded that shitty song with Mickey Rourke?
10.13.2014
11:26 am

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Heroes
Music

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David Bowie
Mickey Rourke


 
In 1987 David Bowie recorded the album Never Let Me Down. What I didn’t know and perhaps you might and are still trying to forget is that a track on the record called “Shining Star (Makin’ My Love),” includes a rap by actor Mickey Rourke mid-way through the song.

Sometimes the world doesn’t make sense, and this is one of those times. The story goes that after meeting Bowie in London while filming A Prayer for the Dying, Rourke approached the Thin White Duke about making an artistic contribution to Never Let Me Down. Bowie agreed and now we can all cross “hearing Mickey Rourke rap on a David Bowie album” off of our collective bucket lists.
 

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The best acceptance speech ever: Mickey Rourke wins best actor for ‘The Wrestler’
02.24.2013
12:23 pm

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Movies

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Okay, it’s not the Academy Award, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the sweetest, funniest and raunchiest acceptance speeches ever. Mickey takes best actor for his staggering performance in The Wrestler. 2009, Independent Spirit Awards.

Tonight, I’ll be rooting for Searching For Sugarman, Life Of Pi, Quvenzhané Wallis, Christoph Waltz, Helen Hunt and wishing Holy Motors and Deny Lavant had been nominated.
 

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Charles Bukowski: ‘I drink, I gamble, I write…’ the making of ‘Barfly’

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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Charles Bukowski’s semi-autobiographical movie Barfly, with Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, director Barbet Schroeder and the great, Bukowski, who explained the film’s title:

‘I was the barfly. I would open the bar and I would close the bar and I had no money. It was a place to be. It was my home.’

Bukowski wrote the script for Schroeder, who was so passionate about making a film with the poet, that when backers Canon planned to exclude the project form its production schedule, the director threatened to cut-off his own finger with a battery-powered saw if he didn’t get the finance to make it.
 

 

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