Before there was Mickey Rourke looking for love in “The Wrestler,” there was Walter Doniger’s “Mad Bull” in 1977 about -- you got it -- a wrestler looking for love. Nothing wrong with a good idea, even the second time around.
Director Doniger, who is 91, has listed his 8,751-square-foot house in Hancock Park at $3,999,000. The Italian Renaissance home has a two-story octagon-shaped entryway, a grand main hall and a stone fireplace in the living room. There is a breakfast room with hand-painted walls and ceiling, a paneled library with coffered ceiling and stenciling, a tiled kitchen and a two-bedroom maid’s suite with a separate kitchen. The main house has an additional four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a sun room and a den.
Doniger also directed " Kentucky Woman” in 1983, plus episodes of popular TV shows, including “Bat Masterson,” “Tombstone Territory,” “Ellery Queen,” “Marcus Welby, M.D,” “Barnaby Jones” and “Peyton Place.”
Molly McGinty of Coldwell Banker, Hancock Park North office, is the listing agent.