By Elizabeth Snead Whether Mickey Rourke wins or loses on Feb. 22, the Oscar race for best actor will undoubtedly have a positive effect on the rogue actors floundering film career. Mickey is already set to star in Sly Stallones new film about mercenaries, titled The Expendables, and hes rumored to be in "Iron Man 2" (directed by Jon Favreau) and to play Marv again in Sin City 2. All the resulting media attention has definitely improved Mickey Rourkes romantic options. From a washed-up, almost-unrecognizable has-been, Rourke is now one of the hottest available bachelors in Hollywood. Hes been photographed hugging and kissing gorgeous actresses, such as Sharon Stone, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Thandie Newton, Angelina Jolie and, of course, one of his Wrestler costars, the way-too-young and beautiful Evan Rachel Wood. Here's how this works: The more you are seen with attractive A-listers, the more attractive and A-list you yourself are perceived to be. Check out Mickey Rourkes gallery of hot award season accessories. Jealous much?
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