Mickey Rourke Rocks BAFTA Awards

Mickey Rourke continued his legendary bad-boy behavior with a swear-heavy acceptance speech at the British Academy Film Awards Sunday night.

“I f****d my career for 15 years,” he told the audience after accepting the Lead Actor award. Brad Pitt and Marisa Tomei were shown on British television cracking up at the comment. Meryl Streep was caught laughing and rolling her eyes.

Check out the clip here:


Rourke then moved onto thanking The Wrestler co-star Tomei. “It was very brave of her to take her clothes off all the time. I enjoyed looking at her.”

Rourke’s bad boy form was evident from moment one when he smoked a cigarette on the outdoor red carpet. 

Following his memorable speech, Rourke made his way to the press area clutching his award and doing some serious damage to a bottle of champagne.

Other winners of the night:

Best film: Slumdog Millionaire

Leading actress: Kate WinsletThe Reader

Supporting actor: Heath LedgerThe Dark Knight

Supporting actress: Penelope CruzVicky Cristina Barcelona