Shocker: Mickey Rourke spouts gay slur to paparazzi
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."