Mickey Rourke, the Iron Man 2 star, has recently sparked debate with his thoughts on several current Hollywood issues. Following her legal battle with Johnny Depp, he referred to Amber Heard as a “money digger” and claimed that Tom Cruise was “irrelevant” in his world because he consistently played the “same” roles.
People defended Cruise on Twitter by criticizing his poor plastic surgery… or procedures. Here’s the real reason for Rourke’s facial changes.
Mickey Rourke remained active on social media and in the theater in his later years. Rourke appeared in four films last year, and he currently has eight more in post-production and two more in pre-production. Two films, The Palace and A Walking Miracle will be released this year; no dates have been set for the remaining films.
He has also gained notoriety for speaking out in response to Alec Baldwin’s alleged involuntary manslaughter, claiming that the accusation is false and that the set crew in charge of the props should be held accountable rather than Alec.
Rourke was regarded as one of Hollywood’s sexiest young men in the early 1980s, when he was starting. He was frequently pitted against actors such as James Dean and Marlon Brando. However, that reputation was short-lived.
The Diner actor frequently discussed his issues with stardom and how much he despised the industry at the time. “You go through the motions of feeling it, but you know the studio owns your ass, the audience owns your ass,” he said in a 1992 interview.
“So over eight years, you gradually lose your spirit in a way,” he said, referring to his 1990s switch to boxing. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Rourke “had been demolished” in his brief career as a professional boxer.
“He’d break his nose twice, snap his cheekbone, and more. Advisors would advise him to stop playing the sport or risk potentially permanent brain damage.”
In the 1990 film Wild Orchid, the actor’s cheeks were noticeably enlarged. Later that year, he admitted that, as many had suspected, these changes resulted from poor plastic surgery.
He claimed that most of it were to repair the damage that boxing had done to his face but that “I went to the wrong guy to put my face back together.”
“The process would last many years. I think I’m more attractive now. Only one more to go.” In 2017, he captioned a photo of himself topless next to his plastic surgeon. He was wearing bandages on his nose.
Rourke revealed in 2009 that he had had six surgeries. “Twice, my nose was broken. I had five nose surgeries and one for a broken cheekbone,” he revealed. However, it appeared that the actor’s face had improved in 2019.
Fans were shocked last year when he appeared “unrecognizable” on Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. “Who, #GMB? He bore no resemblance to Mickey Rourke,” a Twitter user commented.
An aesthetic physician and hair transplant surgeon, Hala Elgmati, spoke about the possible causes of Rourke’s unusual facial features. “Looking back, Mickey looked stunning as a young 19-year-old. In his forties, he was still masculine and appealing, with only a hint of age.”
However, Mickey’s facial proportions have been negatively impacted by his work to the point where they are now visibly off-putting. The surgeon went on to say that the star of The Wrestler’s facial surgery appeared “botched” and “overdone.”
Numerous scientific studies have been conducted to determine how “beauty” and “attractiveness” are measured. They all boil down to specific scientific ratios that consider the distance between different spots on the face, according to Elgmati.
“The work Mickey had done on his face threw all those ratios out of whack in his case.” Some people believe it is “unnatural” because it is difficult for the human brain to process. She was also certain that Rourke wasn’t wearing an “artificial” wig instead of a hair transplant.
Elgmati blamed Botox for the “overdone” features on the actor’s face. “Botox can be easily abused. Mickey’s brow has no wrinkles, which is embarrassing in a man’s face.”
She took a stand. It’s a good idea to keep a few facial wrinkles to express yourself and keep your distinct “glow.” She was certain that “full, maximum doses of Botox are used to achieve his look, more frequently than he would possibly require.”
“Mickey’s appearance does not make sense to us. His eyes appear older than he is, but there are no lines on his brow,” Elgmati said. “Because of continual Botox, his muscles are now permanently immobilized.”
When the brain learns that certain muscles cannot be moved, you lose the ability to move specific parts of your face. Rourke’s fat-injected cheeks were “not too bad,” she noted, but they “should be softer to compliment his face.” She also claimed that overfilling the Rainmaker actor’s lips with dermal filler or fat transfer made them “feminized.”