Fan almost punched by Rourke

NEW YORK: Actor Mickey Rourke is not the indestructible tough guy he played in Sin City but he is not so sweet and cuddly either. According to, Rourke, who was having a meal at Macelleria in New York, lost his cool when a man approached him and tried to shake his hand. Macelleria’s manager said: “Rourke said no, leave me alone. The guy wouldn’t leave him alone and Mickey said, ‘If he tries to shake my hand one more time, I will punch him’.”

The man had to be escorted out of the restaurant but Rourke was distracted enough to forget to pay the bill. Manager added: “It is no problem. He comes here all the time and always pays. Rourke is a good customer.”