City Paper is not for tourists
That’s what The Wrestler star told Barbara Walters in her pre-Oscar special last night, so don’t feel too bad that Rourke lost the Best Actor race to Sean Penn.
And if you’ve yet to re-fall in love with Rourke like the rest of America, watch these clips. The first is his interview with Walters. (How I wanted to smack her when she interrupted to underline and italicize his perfectly clear and very sad “I didn’t want to be here.”) The second is his joyful, foul Spirit Awards acceptance speech.
The Oscar would have been nice, but I’m guessing that Rourke isn’t too down on himself today.