Mickey Rourke

This Week in Buzz

This week at BuzzFeed, we readied ourselves for the 2010 Gathering Of The Juggalos — it’s this weekend! For the adventurers among you, here is what to expect, and here is a handy English/Juggalo dictionary. We could also use a Juggalo Wedding Cake Topper for this collection, if you… Read More

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What If The Expendables Were Women?

The Expendables opens today, and if you didn’t know already, it’s an action movie that features a leather bag brimming with bundled cash, a helpless woman with an accent, and lots of bad-ass dudes dressed in black running around killing other men lesser than themselves. Sylvester Stallone directs the cast of scowling veterans — whose average age must be around 50 — in a film that is sure to be about exactly what it looks like it’ll be about. We, however, wondered if this movie would be doing better with critics if the male action superstars were replaced by their female counterparts. Click past the jump to witness the possible genesis of The Expendables II. … Read More

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Julian Schnabel Turns the Camera on His Life

Julian Schnabel was an art-superstar before turning his hand to writing, music, film, and architecture. A true renaissance man, Schnabel is now touting his large-format Polaroid photographs in a 100-image exhibition at the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf, which runs through July 11, and an impressive, new Prestel monograph, which releases June 30.

Turning the 20 x 24 Polaroid camera on friends and family over the course of six years, from 2002 to 2008, Schnabel captured fleeting moments in his Manhattan, Montauk, and Brooklyn studios and other locations related to his art and interests. Schnabel’s pals Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken, and Lou Reed are caught on camera hanging out with the artist, while Takashi Murakami, Max von Sydow, and Dick Cavett are documented dropping by the studio to visit. … Read More

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What’s on at Flavorpill: Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we wished that we’d been able to join Lady Gaga on her masked trip to the MoMA. We realized that we really needed an iPhone so that we could play with Ikea’s amazing new app. We were jealous that we didn’t come up with the idea of The House… Read More

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Rate-a-Trailer: The Expendables

Because an action film starring Sylvester Stallone alone is evidently not hardcore enough for viewers of a certain testosterone level, the trailer for his upcoming flick The Expendables features cameos from Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and also stars Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, and Stone Cold Steve Austin. There’s definitely a cheesy ’80s feel to it, but we likey — in fact, we’re way more excited for this one than that The A Team reboot. It’ll put some hair on your chest. What say you? … Read More

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This Was Bound to Happen: Alien Celebs as Na’vis

Oh boy. When we read this morning that there’s an online application inviting users to Avatar themselves, we started feeling a bit wicked. Unsatisfied with seeing our own mugs in Na’vi form, we compiled a mess of celebrities whose antics, features, or religious affiliations have always seemed to exist in a dimension once removed. Holla, James Cameron, because we’ve got some ideas for the Avatar sequel. Our blue-est findings after the… Read More

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Tony Stark Battles Evil Again in Iron Man 2 with High-tech Armor, Sarcasm

In 2007, Jon Favreau had the audacity to make an Iron Man movie that was actually good. Two years later, we have our first glimpse of the inevitable sequel. What follows is a play-by-play breakdown of the new trailer for Iron Man 2 (or, as we call it, War Machine: Origins), featuring Mickey Rourke’s Burning Man-appropriate metal teeth, Scarlett Johansson’s laughable attempts at be-leathered badassery, and the brazen ripoff of a Dark Knight set-piece. For your pleasure, we’ve highlighted some of the best parts (Sam Jackson as Nick Fury) and some of the worst (basically all the parts that do not include Sam Jackson as Nick… Read More

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What’s on at Flavorpill: Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, like many a sad bookworm we said goodbye to Kirkus Reviews (they currently publish over 500 reviews a month). We checked out the newly-announced lineup for Slamdance, the alternative version of Sundance. We realized that Google Street View is always watching — even when you might be dead. We… Read More

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Iron Man 2 Poster Gives Us the First Look at War Machine

The phenomenal success of the first Iron Man film meant moviegoers were going to get another chance to see Robert Downey Jr.’s reformed Tony Stark character. There were some major transformations in order before they could start filming the sequel and the buzz behind the scenes has been almost as interesting as Iron Man itself. There have been reports about a feud between Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow. Don Cheadle replaced an unhappy Terrence Howard as Stark’s sidekick, Jim Rhodes, and Mickey Rourke landed the role of an energy whip-wielding villain known as Whiplash. Check out the new photos as we explain every development and more after the… Read More

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What’s on at Flavorpill: Links That Made the Rounds in our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we were unsettled by a strange confluence of chihauhau mourning: there was the death of Taco Bell’s Gidget today, yes, but also a flashback to the passing of Mickey Rourke’s beloved chihuahua Loki with the news that Rourke will be honoring him with special slippers. Elsewhere in the animal kingdom, there was this life-size image of a blue whale. Speaking of astonishing sights (and sites), remember what the internet used to look like? The Daily Beast does, and it’s not pretty. The jury’s still out on whether or not John Oates’s mustache is pretty, but it is undoubtedly the first animated mustache to have its own Twitter feed. And that’s not all we learned today: the Guardian gave us a lesson in bookshelf etiquette, Vice gave us a guide to comics, and then the bell rang, and class was… Read More

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