Golden Globe Winner/ ‘Wrestler’ Star Mickey Rourke Talks About Axl Rose

By Matt Harper

Bruce Springsteen may have gotten some major love at the Golden Globes last night, but he wasn’t the only musician who helped make “The Wrestler” such an amazing movie. As Mickey Rourke reminded everyone during his acceptance speech for Best Actor, fellow bad boy Axl Rose provided “Sweet Child O’ Mine” at a severely discounted price.

Rourke “Wrestler” director Darren Aronofsky recently stopped by the MTV News offices to talk about the movie, and told us a bit about how they managed to get the GNR song. …


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Of course, this isn’t the first time Rourke has given Axl and GNR their due props: There is a shout-out in “The Wrestler” itself when Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Rourke) and his stripper friend Cassidy (Marisa Tomei) are hanging out at a bar listening to ’80s metal:

Randy : They don’t make ‘em like they used to.
Cassidy: F—in’ ’80s, man, best sh– ever !
Randy: Bet yer a–, man, Guns N’ Roses rules!

For more from our sit-down with Rourke and Aronofsky, check back in later this week for our full Rough Cut!