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Mickey Rourke to Play Dog-Loving Genghis Khan?

Cross your fingers that this one happens: Mickey Rourke says he's hoping to star as Genghis Khan, because, among other reasons, Khan dug canines. "One of the things I like about Genghis Khan was his love of dogs," the chihuahua lover told the Orlando Sentinel. "The Mongols used dogs in battle, and dogs rarely made it out of the battle. But in one instance, in this script, he orders his men — ‘Hold the dogs back.’ He was looking out for the dogs. I like that.” [Wrap]

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