Although he made his comeback in indie darling “The Wrestler,” Mickey Rourke was more than happy to sign on to a blockbuster the size of “Iron Man 2.” In fact, he likes his summer popcorn flicks as much as the rest of us.

“Sometimes the independent movies can get a little too arty-farty,” the actor tells “You watch the IFC Channel and you want to throw up.”

Need further proof that this is a guy you want to drink with? He goes on to say that he’s not impressed with his peers: “Some of them get a lot of acclaim but just because their movie made $200 million at the box office; they still suck. I got no respect for them and I used to let them know it.”


But now that he’s older and wiser? “I just keep my mouth shut and pet my chihuahuas.” Sounds like a plan, Mickey.

– Today’s Word was written by Monica Weymouth.

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