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Mickey Rourke Interviewed: Plus Hollywood's Greatest Comebacks
Chris Roberts , January 15th, 2009 01:57

Chris Roberts gets personal with Mickey Rourke and The Quietus remembers more of cinema's greatest comeback stories


Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Mysterious Skin

All American teen stars have the same basic career trajectory. Be funny and cute and completely asexual until well past puberty, then all of a sudden, have a highly orchestrated and public 'becoming edgy' (e.g. - Michael Jackson with Bad, Britney with 'Slave 4 U', Christina Ricci with The Opposite of Sex, Daniel Radcliff with the naked play about horses). Joseph Gordon-Levitt of Third Rock from the Sun and 10 Things I Hate About You out edgied them all by playing a gay teen hustler and victim of abuse in Greg 'New Queer Cinema' Araki's masterful Mysterious Skin.