Mickey Rourke wants Eric Roberts to get work
Be warned: The language here is pretty filthy.
Mickey Rourke got stiffed at the Oscars (albeit to Sean Penn, which is fine), but the real show was Saturday night at the Independent Spirit Awards, which did give him some recognition. In his acceptance speech for best actor, he gave a rousing, foul-mouthed speech that paid tribute to half the world.
Not only did Rourke thank Marisa Tomei for doing "all this bare-assed," but he thanked the Santa Monica Police Dept., his late chihuahua Loki and first and foremost, his pal Eric Roberts.
"Eric Roberts is probably the best actor I ever worked with and I don't know why in the last 15 years ain't nobody give him a chance to show his s--- again, because whatever he did 15, 20 years ago should be forgiven," he said of his old The Pope of Greenwich Village costar. "Eric Roberts is the f---ing man, and like I got, he deserves a second chance."
He then said it was likely Roberts would get arrested before the evening was out, and used enough swear words to make Hugh Jackman say the next night that the 7-second delay at the Oscars would be extended if Rourke had won. Which he didn't. But you can watch the very NSFW video (salty language, y'all) above.