Twins: Mickey Rourke and Donald Sterling

The Pecan Park Eagle takes no credit for first recognition on this one. It’s been Twittered to pieces and we never even thought of it – or learned about how “out” the comparison already is until my son brought it to my attention this morning. Still, it’s too unbelievably creepy good to pass up for publication here too, even if the word is out already to most readership circles.

If Quentin Tarantino ever wants to make one of his “really-dire-consequences-for-the-leading-man” movies, based upon the life of Donald Sterling, 60ish Mickey Rourke is the only man to pursue for the role the 80ish Sterling. – And I would also think there should be written roles and casting room for Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee, and Charles Barkley in the film too.

Just look at these four side-by-sides of Rourke and Sterling. If you can’t tell one from the other, you just made the case for this casting choice being a “done deal”.

Have a great afternoon, everybody! If you live in Houston, we hope too that you are able to miss the hail showers that are waving over the west side at 1:00 PM, heading northeast, as we write.

In each pairing below, which one is Mickey? – And which one is Donald?






4 Responses to “Twins: Mickey Rourke and Donald Sterling”

  1. gregclucas Says:

    Just don’t see the need for a bio on Donald Stirling so Mickey better go ahead and seek other work and not wait on this role!!

    • Bill McCurdy Says:

      Greg – I couldn’t agree more about the actual absence of merit for such a movie, if it were anyone but Quentin Tarantino, but we really didn’t need a funny movie about two cold-blooded hit men until Quentin brought us “Pulp Fiction” a few years ago. – Merit aside, Mickey Rourke will never find another role in which he already looks enough like the character he’s playing to avoid even the need for make-up, 🙂

  2. Tom Hunter Says:

    Casting choices: the late actor Forrest Tucker as Sam Houston; and Padres closer Trevor Hoffman as Boston Corbett–the man who shot John Wilkes Booth.

  3. Mark W. Says:

    Wow … uncanny!

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