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Mickey Rourke Reignites His 30-Year Feud with Robert De Niro

Mickey Rourke Reignites His 30-Year Feud with Robert De Niro

Mickey Rourke has been in a feud with Robert De Niro for over three decades and he just reignited it with a post on Instagram.

The last saga in the feud seems to have begun last year after Mickey claimed that Martin Scorsese wanted him to be in The Irishman, but then De Niro refused to work with him.

“The casting person told my manager that Robert De Niro said he refused to work with me in a movie,” Rourke said on an Italian talk show in September 2019. A Page Six article with the title “Robert De Niro: Mickey Rourke is lying about ‘The Irishman’ snub” was then published with a statement from De Niro‘s rep.

De Niro‘s rep said at the time, “According to The Irishman producers, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and casting director Ellen Lewis, Mickey Rourke was never asked to be in The Irishman nor was he ever even thought of, discussed or considered to be in the movie.”

The feud started in 1987 on the set of the movie Angel Heart. Rourke said that he looked up to De Niro at the time, but he says the actor was not nice to him on set.

Well, now Mickey has released a new statement on Instagram in which he threatens to “embarrass” him the next time he sees him in person.

Click inside to read the full message he wrote…

Mickey said, “Hey Robert De Niro, that’s right i am talking to you, you big f–king crybaby. 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 shit.’ Listen Mr.Tough Guy in the movies, you’re the 1st person that ever called me a liar and it was in a newspaper. Let me tell you something, you punk ass, when i see you i swear to God on my Grandmother, on my brother and all my dogs, i gonna embarrass you severally 100%. Mickey Rourke ‘as God is my witness.’”

Earlier this year, it was reported that one of Mickey‘s movies continued to film in Latvia during the pandemic.

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