His stuck moment: Despite his onscreen success in films such as “The Pope of Greenwich Village” and “9 ½ Weeks,” Rourke felt he was self-destructing.
He clears the clutter: Rourke left acting (and his acting demons) to go back to the boxing ring after a 20-year absence.
Unstuck result: In three years, he scored six wins and two draws. Rourke has since returned to acting, starting with supporting roles, and in 2009 won the Golden Globe for best actor in “The Wrestler.”
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