Is it better to say BAFTA winning or Oscar nominated?
Of course I'm talking about Mickey Rourke's performance as Randy 'The Ram' in The Wrestler.
And that's what we're talking about today. The Wrestler. A remarkable film... really.. it is.
A Wrestler who suffers a serious knock back, a heart attack, and his life, portrayed on the big screen with real heart. Rourke is magnificent. When you see a fully grown man who is a wrestler for a living break down into tears... It gets to you. Evan Rachel Wood also puts in a stunning performance as Stephanie, Randy's daughter. I think I mildly fell in love with her.
The Ayatollah's new 'Shout-in-the-face' hit Randy hard.
Really Really Really worth a watch. Something for everyone, romance, comedy, emotion, fighting, being sick on the floor, blood. Yup it's all there.
Best bit? Randy's improvisation and using a metal, false leg as a weapon in a fight. Genuis.