The video essay above, by Jason Bellamy, is a tribute to Mickey Rourke, in honor of his 60th birthday, which is today. Originally posted at Bellamy's blog, The Cooler
, It takes us through Rourke's best performances and his moments of distended excess, from Rumble Fish
to 9 1/2 Weeks
to Angel Heart
to Sin City
to The Wrestler.
And, as such, it's a moving tribute to the changing career—and changing body—of a remarkably complicated screen actor.