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The Wrestler

  1. Darren Aronofsky Movies, RankedIn honor of Mother!, we ranked every Darren Aronofsky movie, from The Wrestler to Requiem for a Dream.
  2. i quit!
    Watch the Many Ways Movie and TV Characters Dramatically Quit Their Jobs“Frankly, I’d rather have a job wiping Saddam Hussein’s ass.”
  3. mickey rourke
    Which of Mickey Rourke’s Recent Female Co-stars ‘Shits Herself’ When Cameras Roll?“She’s fooled everyone into thinking she’s a lot better than she is.”
  4. trailer mix
    Big Fan Trailer: Patton Oswalt Goes to a Dark PlaceYes, this certainly looks darker than his role in ‘Ratatouille.’
  5. arrests
    Father of Wrestler Actor Gets Ram-Jammed by Iranian PoliceMickey Rourke will avenge you!
  6. mickey rourke
    WrestleMania to Get Ram-Jammed After All?He’ll definitely be at WrestleMania, says a WWE spokesperson.
  7. fake video games
    Wrestle Jam Creators SpeakIf they’d given an Oscar for Best Performance by a Video Game, surely it would’ve gone to Wrestle Jam, the 8-bit Nintendo game featured in ‘The Wrestler.’
  8. Mourning the Acceptance Speech Mickey Rourke Would’ve GivenWatch his Independent Spirit Awards speech to see why.
  9. advice
    Vulture’s Post-Oscar Career PlannerWhat wisdom do we hope this year’s nominees, snubbed hopefuls, and breakout stars take away from one of the most exciting awards races in recent memory?
  10. bad timing
    Bruce Springsteen’s Video for The Wrestler Debuts About Two Months Too LateHe coulda been a contendah!
  11. news reel
    Vulture Exclusive: Mickey Rourke’s Oscar Date Revealed! Also, He Might Not Do Iron Man 2?But there’s good news — he’ll still be at WrestleMania!
  12. obits
    R.I.P. Loki Rourke (1991–2009)This is the worst news you’ll hear all day.
  13. mickey rourke
    Mickey Rourke Improves and Destroys His Oscar Chances, AgainThe world’s greatest awards campaign continues!
  14. kudos
    Mickey Rourke Wins BAFTA Award, Gets Ram-Jammed by BBC CensorsSee this year’s only BAFTA acceptance speech to necessitate an apology from the BBC!
  15. heartbreak
    Mickey Rourke’s WrestleMania Dreams Ram-Jammed by Oscar-Minded Publicist“Mickey was very honored to be asked as he has the greatest respect for WWE however he will not be participating in Wrestle-Mania. He is focusing entirely on his acting career.”
  16. kudos
    Mickey Rourke’s Oscar Hopes Continue to FadeWhile his chances at WWE glory continue to rise.
  17. kudos
    Mickey Rourke vs. Kate Winslet: Who Blew It Worse Last Night?Probably Mickey Rourke.
  18. snubs
    Oscar Turns Its Nose Up at Revolutionary Road, The Dark KnightTurns out the Academy doesn’t really care about television ratings after all!
  19. right-click
    Golden Globe–Winning Song an Insult to All Washed-Up LosersThis goes out to all you scarecrows filled with nothing but dust and wheat!
  20. mickey rourke's face
    Will Mickey Rourke Hide His Million-Dollar Face in Iron Man 2?Mickey, we’re begging you — turn down this part!
  21. beef
    Daily Beast Stirs Oscar Pot by Creating a Feud Between Mickey Rourke and Sean PennWe’re not really sure we’re buying this one.
  22. chat room
    The Wrestler Director Darren Aronofsky on Mickey Rourke and the Benefits of Having a Small Music BudgetAronofsky rapped to Vulture about his new movie and how a Ratt song can enhance the emotional texture of a bar scene.
  23. vulture lists
    16 Pics of Mickey Rourke’s Face Through the Ages’The Wrestler’ is the first role to fully exploit the gruesomeness of Rourke’s real-life appearance.
  24. chat room
    Former WWF Champ Mick Foley Tells Us Whether the Brutal Use of Thumbtacks in The Wrestler Is Truly AuthenticConclusion? It’s pretty real!
  25. truth-stretching
    Two Oscar Front-runners Accused of Lying in Magazine ProfilesWill doubts over the veracity of their shilling hurt them at Oscar time?
  26. trailer mix
    ‘The Wrestler’ Trailer: Mickey Rourke’s Oscar Campaign Mounts a ComebackMickey Rourke’s Oscar buzz has plateaued a bit, so now seems like a pretty good time to release the trailer.
  27. countdown
    Ten Things You Need to Know About ‘The Wrestler’Come December, everybody’s going to be talking about this movie — but who wants to wait that long?
  28. crazy people
    Confirmed: Mickey Rourke Still CrazyWe were worried his comeback in ‘The Wrestler’ meant he might’ve settled down. Our fears were unfounded.
  29. deals
    Is ‘The Wrestler’ This Year’s ‘Little Miss Sunshine’?Fox Searchlight just bought the U.S. distribution rights for $4 million.
  30. kudos
    ‘The Wrestler’ Takes Top Honors at Venice; Mickey Rourke’s Comeback Pretty Much Unavoidable NowDarren Aronofsky picked up a Gold Lion two years after stinking up the fest with ‘The Fountain.’
  31. wha?
    Could Mickey Rourke Win an Oscar for ‘The Wrestler’?Maybe!
  32. the industry
    Emma Thompson, Peter Sarsgaard Contribute to Nick Hornby’s ‘Education’Plus: Marisa Tomei, Darren Aronofsky, and Renée Zellweger.
  33. apropos of nothing
    Confirmed: Will Smith Almost Completely to Blame for Writers StrikeIt turns out that in the clash between the Writers Guild and the major studios, the villains may actually be Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and every other enormous star capable of commanding revenue-draining participation deals.
  34. the industry
    Crazy Guy Replaced by Crazier GuyPlus: Who will James Blunt annoy next?
  35. countdown
    Casting the Next Harry Potter MovieLet’s find roles for the six or so British and Irish actors who haven’t already been employed by the Harry Potter series.
  36. the industry
    Charlize Theron Explores the Interconnectedness of Fate or WhateverPlus industry news on George Clooney, Sean Penn, and Peter Jackson.
  37. right-click
    Flight of the Conchords, Unlikely StudsPlus Grizzly Bear, Stars, and Anthony and the Johnsons!
  38. trailer mix
    ‘Fred Claus’: Even Paul Giamatti Has Bills to PayFrom the director of Wedding Crashers comes Paul Giamatti’s kid’s college fund!