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For Today's Actors, This Book Provides a Big Bonus
on May 11, 2011
This book dispels some myths about the man, the facts Rourke has revealed about his background and what his family says was the truth. It's amazing how whittled down some of the details of Rourke's life appears on the internet and this book gives some new insights. One bonus for actors, revealed are some subtle tricks on how Rourke has created some mind-blowing, scene-stealing, characters and also for some roles, has created that dynamic detachment. For those secrets alone, makes this book priceless for actors. Rourke went to the Actor's Playhouse (Same place De Niro, Keitel and Pacino went to), but to make the audition, he hired acting teacher Sandra Seacat. If you're a Rourke fan, until Mickey pens his own book, this is about the closest we're going to get to one of Hollywood's finest.