[Blind Gossip] This well-known actor was out in Los Angles the other day, heading towards a restaurant to grab some lunch with a few friends. He is primarily a film actor and has over forty credits to his name. His talent has led to nominations for some big awards.
His looks have changed a bit over the years. Who is he?
BONUS CLUE: He used to be a real knockout.
BONUS CLUE: He didn’t just go to any restaurant. He went to a diner.
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Actor: It’s Mickey Rourke!
Great actor. Just looks different than he did earlier in his career due to plastic surgery.
Did you pick up on the Bonus Clues?
“Knockout” refers to Rourke’s real-life amateur boxing career. In the 1960s and 1970s, Rourke compiled an amateur boxing record of 27 wins and 3 losses. “Knockout” could also refer to Rourke’s amazing performance in The Wrestler, for which he received an Academy Award nomination.
The second Bonus Clue refers to one of Rourke’s first films, Diner.
If you haven’t seen Diner or The Wrestler, do yourself a favor and rent them.
Congratulations to Selexieb for being first with the correct guess!
The rest of you had some very interesting guesses! Aaron Eckhart, Steve Carrell, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, and David Duchovny are all calling their agents right now to say, “Tell me the truth. Do I look like that first photo?”
Chaz Dean already knows that he DOES look like that.
Here is a compilation of Mickey’s changing look over the years, courtesy of X17: