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Mickey Rourke, Aspiring Gay Rugby Player

Posted on 27 December 2010 by Christian

Mickey Rourke is macho enough to have landed a role in The Expendables, yet he’ll also unabashedly cuddle with small dogs on the red carpet. Perhaps it’s that dichotomy that makes Rourke the perfect fit to play Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas: Rourke announced yesterday on a British chat show that he’s prepping a biopic of the hard-as-nails rugby player, who came out of the closet to much fanfare a year ago. “To be a man who plays rugby, who is gay, and to live with that secret for the amount of years that Gareth had, to perform at the high level that he performed at, it takes a lot of courage,” said Rourke. [Bleeding Cool]

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