Wednesday, 29 October 2008

And the Oscar goes to...

Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler.

His is a monumental turn. Moving, powerful, subtle, nuanced, personal, fearless, funny, physical, magnificent. Clearly channeling issues from his own life, Rourke, under Darren Aronofsky's simple but brilliantly effective direction, gives his greatest ever performance.

The comeback is complete. Give this man more roles like this one. Give this man the Oscar. I told Rourke last night he deserved it. Let's hope others feel the same way...

4 comments:

Gerard said...

Cannot wait.

Schmid4Brains said...

is this actually going to get a national release or will it be select markets only?

Mark Salisbury said...

I think it'll be select to begin with...

Matt J said...

Hugely keen to see the WRESTLER-Aranofsky atones for the FOUNTAIN, all is forgiven!