Mickey Rourke reignites three-decades-long feud with Robert DeNiro by threatening to ’embarrass’ him the next time they see each other in person
Mickey Rourke and Robert DeNiro have had a long-standing feud in the media since they starred together in the 1987 psychological horror film, Angel Heart.
And over the weekend, Rourke seemingly reignited one of their most recent war of words that began last year when he claimed famed director Martin Scorsese wanted him to be in his 2019 crime film The Irishman, but De Niro refused to work with him.
‘Hey Robert De Niro, that’s right i am talking to you, you big f***ing crybaby,’ Rourke, 67, wrote in an Instagram post on Friday.
‘A friend of mine just recently told me that a few months back you’re quoted as saying to newspapers ‘Mickey Rourke’s a liar he talks all kind of s***.’
War of words: Mickey Rourke reignited his feud with Robert DeNiro in an Instagram post
Rourke made the revelation about Scorsese wanting to set up a meeting about a possible role in The Irishman, and DeNiro’s rebuttal of him being in the film, during an appearance on an Italian talk show last September.
DeNiro’s reps were quick to respond at the time with a statement saying Rourke was ‘never asked to be in The Irishman nor was he ever even thought of, discussed or considered to be in the movie,’ in a Page Six article titled — Robert De Niro: Mickey Rourke is lying about The Irishman snub.
‘Listen Mr.Tough Guy in the movies, you’re the 1st person that ever called me a liar and it was in a newspaper,’ Rourke continued in the Instagram post.
Call out: Rourke called DeNiro a ‘crybaby’ and a ‘Mr. Tough Guy in the movies’ in an Instagram post on Friday
Longstanding feud: Rourke has claimed DeNiro snubbed him when he introduced himself on the set of the the 1987 film Angel Heart
It’s at this point that The Wrestler star made a harsh promise to the two-time Academy Award-winner.
‘Let me tell you something, you punk a**, when i see you i swear to God on my Grandmother, on my brother and all my dogs, i gonna embarrass you severally 100%.’
He concluded the post by signing-off: ‘Mickey Rourke ‘as God is my witness.’
Rourke has been very open about how he used to look up to DeNiro as an acting role model before they starred together in Angel Heart. But that all changed for him when he went to introduce himself on the set.
Snubbed again? Rourke claimed famed director Martin Scorsese wanted him to be in his 2019 crime film The Irishman, but De Niro refused to work with him
‘About five minutes later, [De Niro] comes over he said, I think it’s better if we don’t talk because of characters in the movie. It’s better if we don’t say hello, talk or anything,’ Rourke added in the 2019 interview.
‘It hurt my feelings a little bit ’cause I looked up to him.’
He added, ‘I don’t look up to [DeNiro] no more; I look through him, I came up from the s***. He doesn’t know that life. I lived that f***ing life, so every time I look at him in the face, I look right through his ***hole.’
Idolize: The Wrestler star has said DeNiro used to be one of his acting role models