Movie Quote of the Day 13

Random quote of the day is from ‘Steel Magnolias’.

“A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

Iron Man 2: Downey Wants Rourke

I would really love to see Mickey in Iron Man 2 and I hope that Robert Downey Jr could possibly persuade him to do it.

The Iron Man reveals his desire to have The Wrestler as part of the sequel cast.

Whilst chatting with the E! channel’s Ryan Seacrest, during last night’s OSCAR red carpet coverage, Robert Downey Jnr revealed his thoughts on the casting for the sequel to Iron Man.

When probed by the American Idol host about the possibility of fellow OSCAR nominee Mickey Rourke appearing in the follow~up to last year’s box office comic book hit, the Tropic Thunder actor said, “We want him.”

Downey Jnr went on to add that they (the production team) had hoped to have Rourke on board before the star~studded ceremony in Los Angeles yesterday but varying schedules interfered.

Source: http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/208163/iron_man_2_downey_wants_rourke.html

Milk Party Axed Before Penn’s Win

It’s quite sad that they wrote off any hopes of winning. Turned out to be a good night with ‘Milk’ winning Best Original Screenplay for Dustin Lance Black and Best Actor for Sean Penn.

The producers of Milk were so convinced they would lose out at the Academy Awards on Sunday, they reportedly cancelled a planned post-ceremony party.

The biopic, which stars Sean Penn as assassinated American politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk, was nominated in eight categories at this year’s Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Gus Van Sant.

The film’s bosses predicted their heavyweight competition Slumdog Millionaire and The Wrestler would take home gold – and axed their celebrations as a result, reports The New York Post gossip column PageSix.

But the cancellation proved unwise after Sean Penn beat The Wrestler favourite Mickey Rourke to take home the Best Actor statuette.

Rourke ‘Moves On’ From Second Wife

Awww poor Mickey.

Actor Mickey Rourke has finally “moved on” from his failed marriage to actress Carre Otis – after trying for eight years to reconcile with her.

The pair’s six-year union hit an all-time low when Rourke was arrested in 1994 for spousal abuse, two years after they wed.

The charges were dropped after the former couple reconciled, but the Wrestler star and Otis failed to save their marriage, and finally called it quits when their divorce was finalised in 1998.

And despite blaming the split for his downward spiral into depression – resulting in well-documented run-ins with police and movie executives – Rourke admits he’s only recently gotten over his ex, who remarried in 2005.

He says, “I still love her. I love her in a different way but I waited for her for eight years (after the divorce) for her to come back. I’ve moved on now. It’s the first time I’ve been able to say that and mean it.”

Oscars 2009 – The Show Pictures

So, I found the whole show fantastic and very well put together. Yes, it was probably a little less formal than previous years but maybe that is a good thing at this point in time. My favorite new thing was the whole 5 previous winners of the acting awards for each category introducing and presenting the nominees then the winner of this years award. I hope this is an idea that will follow on for many years to come.

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