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Name : Philip Andre " Mickey " Rourke, Jr.

Date of Birth : September 16, 1952

Place of Birth : Schenectady, New York, U.S

Profession : Actor, proffessional boxer, screen writer, and music supervisor

Parents : Ann and Philip Andre Rourke, Sr.

As Ivan " Whiplash " Vanco in Iron Man 2 :

Mickey Rourke stars as Ivan Vanko who is a soviet scientist with a Ph.D in physics and a specialist in electricity. With much knowledge of how to build destructive weapons, Ivan constructed an armoured suit known as the Crimson Dynamo. The suit would more formally be known as a set of interconnecting wires that allowed Ivan to hold a whip of electricity. Ivan is also the super villain waging rage and revenge on Iron Man. Ivan’s father, Anton Vanko, was a scientist that collaborated with Tony’s father and was the cause of his deportation back to the Soviet Union which lead him to die due to poverty. Ivan witnessed his fathers death and was a vital factor that made him pursue his interest in killing Tony Stark. Ivan’s character is never shown to be angry or frustrated at anything and always remains calm in every situation.

After a failed attempt to kill Tony, Ivan is put into jail but is shortly lived due to a kidnapping and faked death. He is kidnapped by Tony’s business competitor and is forced to build armoured suits that are the exact same as Iron Man’s armour. Ivan uses this to his advantage to which he decides to divert from the normal plan and create drones to kill Tony Stark. In the attempt to kill Iron Man, Ivan cannot keep up with Tony Stark’s new armoured model and inevitably loses and is killed in the process.


Mickey Rourke interview for Iron Man 2








List of Other Movies :

  • 13 (2010) - Jefferson
  • Passion Play (2010) - Nate Grazini
  • The Expendables (2010) - Tool
  • Killshot (2009) - Armand “ the Blackbird” Degas
  • The Informers (2009) - Peter
  • The Wrestler (2008) - Randy "Ram" Robinson
  • Sin City (2005) - Mary
  • Man on Fire (2004) - Jordan Kalfus
  • The Pledge (2001) - Jim Olstad
  • Shades (1999) - Paul S. Sullivan
  • Bullet (1996) - Butch 'Bullet' Stein
  • White Sands (1992) - Gorman Lennox
  • Homeboy (1988) - Johnny Walker



Awards and Nominations :


  • 2010


    Won Scream Award
    category Best Villain for Iron Man 2 (2010)

  • 2010


    Got nomination for Teen Choice Award
    category Choice Movie: Villain for Iron Man 2 (2010)

  • 2009


    Won OFCS Award
    category Best Actor for The Wrestler (2008)

  • 2009


    Won Independent Spirit Award
    category Best Male Lead for The Wrestler (2008)

  • 2006


    Won CFCA Award
    category Best Supporting Actor for Sin City (2005)

  • 2005


    Won Audience Award
    category Best International Actor for Sin City (2005)

  • 1991


    Got nomination for Razzie Award
    category Worst Actor for Desperate Hours (1990)

  • 1988


    Got nomination for Independent Spirit Award
    category Best Male Lead for Barfly (1987)

  • 1983


    Won BSFC Award
    category Best Supporting Actor for Diner (1982)