It's been 26 years since Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger messed around on the kitchen floor and just about everywhere else and in every which way in the erotic film "9 1/2 Weeks." Now the two stars are together again for "Black November" and were spotted on set in Los Angeles this week.
Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger on the set of "Black November."
Rourke is 59 now and riding a career resurgence thanks in no small part to his Academy Award nominated turn in 2008's "The Wrestler." But it's no secret that when he left acting to pursue a professional boxing career in the early '90s, he didn't return with the 34-year-old face that made "9 1/2 Weeks."
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Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger in the 1986 film "9 1/2 Weeks."
The actor told Entertainment Weekly in 2008 that he never had plastic surgery but that he required procedures to repair damage done to his face in the ring. "When I was boxing I had six nose operations, I had cartilage taken from behind my ear, I had short-term memory loss, I've got an equilibrium problem, I don't have as many teeth in my head as I used to," Rourke said.
Thankfully Basinger, 58, didn't ditch acting to throw punches.
"9 1/2 Weeks" may have set the bar for sexually explicit filmmaking in 1986, but times have changed and the trailer comes across as a little dated these days. That's not to say Rourke and Basinger didn't make for an interesting and attractive couple in the film. After all, just take the first comment on the YouTube video below: "Holy crap! He used to be soooo hot!"
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