Rourke's Regret At Punching Drug Dealer
Actor Mickey Rourke once lost a role in a major Hollywood movie after he gave a drug dealer concussion in a brawl. The Man on Fire star became angry after discovering a local pusher was supplying his wife with heroin, so decided to implement his own justice. But Rourke's violent behaviour cost him professionally. He recalls, "I found this dude that had been giving my lady drugs. Where I'm from, if somebody is giving my wife heroin, you bet your ass I'm going to take a pop at him. "I punched him - one punch and I gave him concussion. "And I'm thinking, 'Oh s**t. I went for that movie the other day.' I call my agent and he says, 'You are out of the picture and you may never f**king work again.'"