VIDEO: Mickey Rourke’s Flippin’ Sweet Golden Globes Speech

By: Betsy Waldman / January 12, 2009

Mickey Rourke is number one!

At least, that’s probably what The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky was trying to convey during Rourke’s acceptance speech at last night’s Golden Globe Awards.

Rourke, 52, who won the Best Actor, Motion Picture Drama award for his big-screen comeback bid The Wrestler, heaped salty praise on the 39-year-old lensman while accepting his award, characterizing Aronofsky as “one tough son-of-a-b*tch.”

At which point the director flashed half a backward peace sign at his actor. Or something. Check out the video below:

Luckily, Rourke took the gesture in good-natured stride. After all, it’s far from the first time that a guy has rudely wagged an appendage in his direction.