Mickey Rourke method acts with pictures of dead dogs

Senior Editor
04.12.10 16 Comments

Once again, I’d just like to take a moment to silently thank the heavens or whatever pagan horse God I pleased to make the existence of Mickey Rourke possible.

SOME actors take a gruelling method acting route to prepare for gritty roles, other hardened thesps opt for a menthol stick to help provoke tears but for Mickey Rourke, all he needed was a photo of his dead pet. Sherlock Holmes star Robert Downey Jr, 45, was baffled by the acting methods used by Oscar-nominated Rourke while working with him on Iron Man 2.

“He would have someone holding pictures of recently deceased pets off camera to make him feel sad or whatever for a scene,” says Robert. “It was all serious stuff. I’ve never seen anything like it.” [DailyExpress]

I assume the dog in question is Loki (pictured above and below left), who passed away last February (the white one is named Jaws).  …What?  Stop looking at me like that.  Shut up, I had something in my eye.  It must be dusty in here.

I can’t help it, I want to hug Mickey Rourke so bad, even though I know he probably smells like cigarettes and bronzer.  Still, I have to admit, you could probably replace Mickey Rourke with Hitler in this picture and I’d still think, “Aw, what a sweet guy.”

Around The Web