Mickey Rourke to announce shock retirement from acting?

Rourke created a stir on Saturday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Rourke fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actor best known for his roles in The Wrestler, Sin City or 9½ Weeks, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 67, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 09/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actor isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor-boxer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.

#ThankYouMickey

For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouMickey was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Mickey Rourke was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouMickey”
— @universalObserver, 8 Aug 2020
“Rourke wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 8 Aug 2020

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