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Mickey Rourke's Favorite Oscar Perks: Babes!

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 actor’s floundering film career. Mickey is already set to star in Sly Stallone’s new film about mercenaries, titled “The Expendables,” and he’s 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 Rourke’s romantic options. From a washed-up, almost-unrecognizable has-been, Rourke is now one of the hottest available bachelors in Hollywood. He’s 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 Rourke’s gallery of hot award season accessories. Jealous much? Dave Hogan / Getty Images
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