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Sean Penn Doesn't Know How Lucky He Is


I was rooting for Mickey Rourke to win the Academy Award for Best Actor over Sean Penn because a) I thought his performance was more deserving, and b) an acceptance speech that in any way resembled the one he gave at the Independent Spirit Awards would have been a contender for the best Oscar moment in a generation.

What didn't occur to me until I saw the footage from this weekend's Wrestlemania--in which Rourke again displays his trademark knack for career management--is what might have happened to Penn if Rourke had taken the loss poorly:


You can keep all your actor/directors and actor/musicians. Rourke is the clearly most versatile entertainer in America today.

(Via Vulture)

--Christopher Orr

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