Entertainment / 05-09-2019

Mickey Rourke hugs fellow actor Olivier Martinez as they bump into each other in Beverly Hills

Actor and ex-boxer Mickey Rourke was unmistakable when he ran into French film star Olivier Martinez in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.

Mickey, 66, could be glimpsed sharing a hug with Olivier, 53, as the pair chatted outside a Mulberry Street Pizzeria in the neighborhood.

Shading his face beneath a black cowboy hat, Mickey modeled a sheer powder blue top and tucked it in to emphasize his curves.

Mickey Rourke hugs fellow actor Olivier Martinez as they bump into each other in Beverly Hills

So many stars: Actor and ex-boxer Mickey Rourke was unmistakable when he ran into French film star Olivier Martinez in Beverly Hills on Wednesday

The Pope Of Greenwich Village star wore a pair of stylish wingtips and played up his legs in skintight jeans, rounding off the look with a belt.

Meanwhile, Olivier teamed a black V-neck tee with pearl grey jeans and accentuated the ensemble with a pair of bronze aviators. 

Last December, Mickey wrote on Instagram: 'Looking forward to work with the very talented Olivier Martinez,one of my favorite actors.'

Among the three upcoming films listed on Mickey's IMDb page, none of them currently has Olivier as an announced cast member. 

All that sweet affection: Mickey, 66, could be glimpsed sharing a hug with Olivier, 53, as the pair chatted outside a Mulberry Street Pizzeria in the neighborhood

The look: Shading his face beneath a black cowboy hat, Mickey modeled a sheer powder blue top and tucked it in to emphasize his curves

The duo have one other point of commonality - Olivier's father was a professional boxer like Mickey, and the French actor once mulled that career himself.

'I am the son of a professional boxer whose family is Spanish from North Africa, so half of my blood is Spanish. My father was champion of North Africa and he beat the European champ,' Olivier told Interview magazine in 2012.

'He was very good, a professional for 12 years. We’re from a big family of boxers. My father has seven brothers,' shared the Paris-born silver fox, who has acted in such Hollywood movies as S.W.A.T. and Unfaithful.

Mickey's amateur fighting career stretched from when he was 12 years old until his early 20s, during which time he racked up 27 wins and only three losses.

Slim: The Pope Of Greenwich Village star wore a pair of stylish wingtips and played up his legs in skintight jeans, rounding off the look with a belt

Meanwhile: Olivier teamed a black V-neck tee with pearl grey jeans and accentuated the ensemble with a pair of bronze aviators

The 1970s and 1980s saw the ascent of his acting career, a highlight being his smoldering 1986 star turn opposite Kim Basinger in 9 1/2 Weeks.

Yet he recalled to the Daily Mail in 2009: 'I stupidly said acting wasn't a job for a real man. I threatened producers, raged at directors, forgot my agent's name. I really burned my bridges. And a lot of people have long memories.'

In the 1990s he veered into professional boxing, but despite his success in the ring, he sustained serious facial injuries and sought surgical help.

'Most of it was to mend the mess of my face because of the boxing, but I went to the wrong guy to put my face back together,' he confessed to the Mail.

Cryptic: Last December, Mickey wrote on Instagram: 'Looking forward to work with the very talented Olivier Martinez,one of my favorite actors'

Mystery: Among the three upcoming films listed on Mickey's IMDb page, none of them currently has Olivier as an announced cast member

Mickey went on to earn an Oscar nomination for playing a grappler in the 2008 film The Wrestler, though the trophy wound up going to Sean Penn for Milk.

He has two ex-wives - model Carré Otis and actress Debra Feuer - and since 2009 has dated Russian model Anastassija Makarenko, who is 33 years his junior.

Olivier shares his five-year-old son Maceo with his ex-wife Halle Berry, who also has an 11-year-old daughter called Nahla by Gabriel Aubry.

Gabriel, a hunky model from Montreal, was linked to Halle for about five years between her second and third marriages.

Backdrop: He has two ex-wives - model Carré Otis and actress Debra Feuer - and since 2009 has dated Russian model Anastassija Makarenko, who is 33 years his junior

After she and Gabriel broke up in 2012, Halle took up with Olivier, whom she was married to from 2013 to 2016.

Halle and Gabriel waged a rancorous custody battle culminating in her having to pay him monthly child support, among other expenses.

Once Halle got engaged to Olivier, she wanted to move herself and Nahla to France in order to make her new marriage work - to which Gabriel strongly objected.

The tension grew to such a point that Gabriel was arrested after getting in a fight with Olivier on Thanksgiving 2012, landing both men in the hospital. 

The way he was: The 1970s and 1980s saw the ascent of his acting career, a highlight being his smoldering 1986 star turn opposite Kim Basinger in 9 1/2 Weeks



05-09-2019 03:20, source: dailymail, by James Foster
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