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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