Mickey Rourke, Then Now

No. 5: Mickey Rourke

In 1986, Rourke starred in "9 1/2 Weeks." There was some sort of plot, I guess, but it was mostly to show off Rourke and Kim Basinger having freaky sex, and there's nothing wrong with that.

But that wasn't the only movie that benefitted from his sex appeal. He appeared in such movies as "Diner" and "The Pope of Greenwich Village." But, fame -- and apparently looks -- are fleeting.

His movies are not the draw that they once were. It wouldn't be until 2008's "The Wrestler" that he would regain his fame. Unfortunately, by then, he somehow convinced himself that plastic surgery was the way to go. Back on top as an actor? Sure. Looks? Not so much.

Now he looks more like the Cowardly Lion than the smooth impresario that we came to envy.