Mickey Rourke on Charles Bukowski: “He Was Okay for a Drunk”

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Watch the video below, skipping forward to the 50 second mark to see Mickey Rourke talk about Barfly, Bukowski and director Barbet Schroeder. Mickey Rourke was the only actor to portray Charles Bukowski’s Henry Chinaski character in a film that Bukowski himself wrote, 1987’s Barfly. Rourke wasn’t the first choice.…

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How Charles Bukowski Outsmarted His Would Be Killer (VIDEO)

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Charles Bukowski did not suffer from a boring life. Nor did he lack for bravery. Here he tells an incredible story of almost getting killed by a madman. Bukowski gives credit to luck and to also being a nut. This Charles Bukowski interview comes from the DVD The Charles Bukowski…

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Charles Bukowski on Starving for His Art

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This video comes from the interview based documentary The Bukowski Tapes, directed by Barbet Schroeder, who also directed the Charles Bukowski penned film Barfly. There is a transcript below the video. Charles Bukowski on Starving for Art Barbet Schroeder: You say that starving doesn’t create art, that it creates many…

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