Mickey Rourke has been earning high praise for his role in The Wrestler, but he's gotten almost as much attention for his honesty about his life as a washed-up actor. In an interview in The Sun, he says he made ends meet by selling his motorcycle connection and other pricey collectibles. He says:
“I had a friend who was a successful hairdresser, and he’d give me a couple of hundred bucks a week to keep me going....Then the last thing I did was I had this really nice 1963 Mini Cooper that I bought and kitted up really nicely. I sunk a lot of money into it then sold it for a third of what I spent on it. It was things like that I did to get by.”
For someone who once starred alongside Kim Basinger in 9 1/2 Weeks, that's a pretty steep fall.