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Mickey Rourke Acceptance Speech at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards
Mickey Rourke's speech after winning the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor for "The Wrestler" is his best work since the film was shot. His brand of honesty is a television network's nightmare, but a viewer's dream. Full of F-bombs, a shout-out to Eric Roberts, and a few other four-letter words, Mickey says what he feels. Everyone deserves a second chance, and he's made the best of his so far.
eGuider: John Rota
Film, TV & New Media Producer
John is a producer who specializes in smart, thought-provoking films, television, and web series. He has worked on many Emmy Award winning shows, including the documentary Legendary Nights, chronicling the 12 best fights in HBO's 30 years of boxing. While in development at HBO Films, he worked on Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, based on the best-selling novel by Dee Brown. His company, Divine Madman Productions, is currently developing a web series entitled 13Fights, based on John's experience working and living in the boxing world.