Mickey Rourke could have been the biggest star in the world at one point if he wanted to be, but instead he wanted to get drunk and fight a lot. He got really good at both those things, and it was awesome. And now he just doesn’t give a shit what anyone thinks or says, so…
On independent films:?”I’d just as soon do a big-budget movie as an independent one. Sometimes the independent movies can get a little too arty-farty. You watch the IFC Channel and you want to throw up.”
On his feelings for movies stars: ?”You can be less than mediocre and be a f–ing movie star. I have respect for very few actors and actresses. Some of them get a lot of acclaim but just because their movie made $200 million at the box office; they still suck. I got no respect for them and I used to let them know it.”
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but one time I had an actress tell me her favorite quality about her self was her self-defecating sense of humor. Rourke is 100 percent correct. These people are fuckin morons.