Monday, February 23, 2009

Mickey Rourke on Barbara Walters' Special

We're all agreed here that Rourke wuz robbed last night at the Oscars, but he displays remarkable charm, insight and empathy here in his segment from the Barbara Walters Oscar-night special. She's unbearable -- and her producers goofed when they had her sneering in her intro at his appearance in "91/2 Weeks"; it is notorious, perhaps, but not a bad film...there's a difference -- and I can't stand her. However, it's fascinating listening to him as he gives her back more than she deserves with her fawning and frankly annoying pseudo-psychoanalysis that she thinks she's so good at. Hate her. But he totally rocks! In case you missed it, take a look at his graceful persona.

4 comments:

Jane said...

Thanks so much for posting this Lisa! A remarkable interview. I could barely watch because I think Barbara is poisonous, but Mickey is really something. I hope he gets offered some awesome roles now that he's visible again. He really struck a chord with so many people. I'll be first in line to buy a ticket to his next film.

Lisa said...

I'm so glad you hate Walters, too. She's horrible...absolutely wretched and so incredibly stupid. Or is she actually not THAT stupid and just putting it on for the audience at home? Either way, she's unwatchable. But Mickey...he really was the people's choice and has gotten so much good will. Love him!!

Judith said...

Jane and Lisa,

Ditto to all. I loathe Walters and she should have been retired long ago. I love Mickey Rourke. He should have won the Oscar and I do hope he ends up getting some great roles after this performance. Thanks for posting!

amy said...

Damn...I wish Jane hadn't screwed up the DVR after the awards! This was indeed a fascinating interview. Thanks for posting this clip, Lisa.