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

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Mickey Rourke was asked about Barfly, Bukowski, and director Barbet Schroeder in an interview and he had rather unkind things to say. 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. Sean Penn…

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Barfly Makes SlashFilm.com’s List of “The Best Movies About Drunken Writers You Probably Haven’t Seen”

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Charles Bukowski is perhaps one of the least likely screenwriters in history. He was not a fan of movies, generally. Two of the more noteworthy Charles Bukowski quotes on movies illustrate the point: “of one hundred movies there’s one that is fair, one that’s good and ninety eight that are…

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