With strong critical acclaim and two Oscar nominations, The Wrestler surprised critics and audiences alike. Much of that is do to Mickey Rourke’s incredible performance as a wrestler who is well past his prime, yet still loves to perform even if it’s on the weekends in front of a few hundred spectators.
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In an interview with the NPR, director Darren Arronofsky remarked about WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and his feelings on the film:
Vince McMahon saw the film and he called both me and Mickey (Rourke) and he was really, really touched by it. It happened a week ago. We were very nervous wondering what he would think, but he really, really felt the film was special. Having his support meant a lot to us, especially Mickey.
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Also be sure to read what Scott Sawitz had to say about the film in his “Monday Morning Critic” column last November.