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    I noticed that The Wrestler was on the tube so I watched it again.

    Rourke and Penn were neck and neck that year (2008).
    Penn gave a technically perfect performance in Milk and imo was very much “better” than he was for his first win.

    Rourke on the other hand gave a performance straight from his heart in a film which mirrored his own life. He truly broke my heart.
    But Mickey isn’t the most personable guy and my guess is, this hurt him in the end.

    Anyways, I still can’t decide which of them was more deserving of Oscar.

    I’d love to hear what y’all think.

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    Mickey Rourke all the way!!! Even though Sean Penn gave his best performance since Dead Man Walking, Mickey was just something else. He gave one of those rare performances that you just don’t see every year. A performance that truly came from the heart and soul.

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    I noticed that The Wrestler was on the tube so I watched it again.

    Rourke and Penn were neck and neck that year (2008).
    Penn gave a technically perfect performance in Milk and imo was very much “better” than he was for his first win.

    Rourke on the other hand gave a performance straight from his heart in a film which mirrored his own life. He truly broke my heart.
    But Mickey isn’t the most personable guy and my guess is, this hurt him in the end.

    Anyways, I still can’t decide which of them was more deserving of Oscar.

    I’d love to hear what y’all think.

    Sometimes I wish the Oscars would award outstanding performances instead of one actor in each of the four acting categories. Both Rourke and Penn deserved Oscars for their performances in “The Wrestler” and “Milk.” Just like Hunter and Bassett for “The Piano” and “What’s Love Got to Do with It”. Just like Burstyn and Mason and Streisand for “The Exorcist” and “Cinderella Liberty” and “The Way We Were.” Yes, I think three actresses deserved Oscars that year. And I could go on and on and on. That way we wouldn’t have actors winning overdue Oscars over a more deserving actor. Sorry to get off track, but I really think both Rourke and Penn should have tied that year.

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    Rourke

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    Sometimes I wish the Oscars would award outstanding performances instead of one actor in each of the four acting categories. Both Rourke and Penn deserved Oscars for their performances in “The Wrestler” and “Milk.” Just like Hunter and Bassett for “The Piano” and “What’s Love Got to Do with It”. Just like Burstyn and Mason and Streisand for “The Exorcist” and “Cinderella Liberty” and “The Way We Were.” Yes, I think three actresses deserved Oscars that year. And I could go on and on and on. That way we wouldn’t have actors winning overdue Oscars over a more deserving actor. Sorry to get off track, but I really think both Rourke and Penn should have tied that year.

    And very much like Adam and Joaquin (thus far).
    I wonder if, given the logistics, a tie is even possible nowadays.

    So glad you mentioned Bassett. What a revelation she is in that role!

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    Penn won for two reasons: the passage of Prop 8 in California that allowed for a ban on gay marriage, and Rourke’s legacy of burning bridges with Hollywood power players throughout the years squandering whatever goodwill it’d ever have in the business.

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    I do think that Rourke was slightly more deserving than Sean Penn.

    I also think that some voters were thinking Rourke did this and did that to me back in the 80s and 90s and held that against him.

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    Mickey Rourke.

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    It’s insane how similar Mickey Rourke’s loss is to Michael Keaton’s. Both were riding on a comeback narrative, both were playing characters that are similar to themselves. Both were early frontrunners and won the Globe and BAFTA, but then lost SAG and ultimately the Oscar to a more typical baity performance of a real person.

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    I wanted Rourke to win so bad! Can’t blame Penn for winning though.

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    Keaton lost BAFTA actually.

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    Keaton lost BAFTA actually.

    Ah damn, you’re right, my bad. Still, a very similar road for them.

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    Darlings, Gay Penn outacted. Rourke was disgusting.

     

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