Things got pretty heated with "The Wrestler" star Mickey Rourke last night.
He was spotted out on the town with a tall blond and then dogged by the video paparazzi. You’d think after a few years of obscurity and his film now winning the Venice Film Festival Golden Lion award, he would be OK with a little media attention. Not the case.
When asked whether he was dating his "Wrestler" costar Evan Rachel Wood, Rourke said, "Do I look like I’m dating Evan Rachel Wood this evening, guys? C’mon, get a grip. She’s a good friend, that’s about it."
He followed up with some cursing that included a gay slur. "And tell that … who said all that … in the paper, I’d like to break his … legs."
Hey, it’s Mickey Rourke. Whaddya expect!?
But is this any way to jump-start an Oscar campaign?
Photo: Mickey Rourke and his new moustache at the recent premiere of "The Wrestler."