Sweet Redemption: 10 Amazing Celeb Comebacks:
November 18, 2011
Mickey Rourke's career took off in the 1980s, beginning with the big feature Body Heat with William Hurt. He captured the attention of critics in a series of films over the next decade, including Diner, Rumble Fish, 9 1/2 Weeks and Barfly. Rourke's career eventually went on the decline and he experienced financial and legal issues that led to him losing his marriage and house. His comeback centered on his spectacular portrayal in the 2009 film The Wrestler, for which he was nominated for an Oscar.