He did, though, make sure to offer a conciliatory hand to Rourke, whom he called “my brother.”
No one seriously thinks Langella is going to trump Rourke this year, or Sean Penn for that matter.
Because for all his moxie, Rourke is just a busted-up old actor.
When we chatted in 2011, Rourke dryly noted that his songwriting credits with Morrissey resulted in no royalties.
But in Sin City, and later as Randy "The Ram" in The Wrestler, Rourke came roaring back.
You were then matched to fight Rourke, but the engagement never came off.
How would you like to take me, Mr. Rourke, and let me work for you?
From the moment Rourke beheld him he seemed beside himself with anger or irritation.
You don't mean to say that you're going to discharge them, Rourke, do you?
Rourke, in particular, was unfortunately placed and terribly injured.