Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler”, was awarded the Golden Lion on Saturday, the top award at the Venice Film Festival.
Mickey Rourke stars as Randy “the Ram” Robinson, an aging wrestler attempting a return to the big show and has put in a performance that critics describe as ‘iconic.’ The movie was co-produced by Wild Bunch in Fance, where Rourke still has fans, but is still an American movie to the bone. Mirisa Tomei stars as Cassidy, Robinson’s love interest and Evan Rachel Wood stars as Stephanie, Robinson’s estranged daughter.
“The Wrestler” features a lot of ROH footage and many of your favorite ROH stars. Bruce Springsteen wrote the closing song for the movie.
So, does this mean it’s okay for the Rock to admit he used to wrestle?