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  • I had a lot of anger inside me and that came out at times that were not particularly advantageous to me career-wise.
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  • She wasn't worth the effort. Her boyfriend can have her back.
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  • What I've got to do now is let them judge me for who I am as an actor and not for my notoriety.
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  • I had some things I had to fix. It took me 14 years to do it. But it was never really fun back in the day to work with directors who were a lot older and were like authoritarian and talking to you like that.
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  • Years ago I realized that maybe I made mistake, politically, when I turned a lot of that stuff down. I would go off to obscure places and make movies that six people went to see.
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  • I trained like an animal, but the thing is focus and concentration. When the bell rings it's like when the little red light goes on over the camera. And I can usually nail my lines on the first or second take because I'm right there.
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  • It was either therapy or die.
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  • Comeback is a good word, man.
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  • A lot of the stuff I am now seeing is edgy, raw kinda material.
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  • I never look backwards. I have always been an athlete. I boxed before I acted.
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  • All I am hoping for is to be able to work - I think my best work is still ahead of me - I think all that I have been through in the last several years have only made me a better, more interesting actor.
    (Mickey Rourke)

  • I started to shortcircuit because I had high aspirations for the film. I never told anybody that.
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  • It was the most fun I've ever had on a movie. It was one of the happiest times in my life. I was living in New York, and I really enjoyed acting at the time. Also, it's funny because that was also the time when I went downhill.
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  • I was very immature when I was young, and for me there was no balance. Everything was just all or nothing.
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  • I had a bonding problem when I went off and boxed for five years. I was over in Europe and Asia fighting because I wanted to do something different; I was tired of acting. But the thing is, when I was done doing that, I couldn't get a job.
    (Mickey Rourke)


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