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9 celebrities who haven't aged well

By: Matt Hickman on May 28, 2012, 6:34 p.m.
Mickey Rourke

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Mickey Rourke

While most of the celebs on this list have eschewed going under the surgeon's knife and opted to age naturally, that isn't the case with actor and noted Chihuahua fancier Mickey Rourke.

After reigning supreme as the bad boy dreamboat of 1980s cinema — in addition to working with acclaimed directors such as Steven Spielberg, Barry Levinson, Nicolas Roeg and Francis Ford Coppola, Rourke specialized in steamy fare such as "9½ Weeks," "Angel Heart" and "Wild Orchid" — the actor's penchant for facial touch-ups drastically altered his appearance from rough 'n' hunky to rough 'n' scary. And his erratic, self-destructive behavior both on and off the set? That officially sunk his career. To be clear, most of Rourke's surgeries weren't performed to trick Father Time, but to correct injuries suffered during his stint as a professional boxer in the early 1990s. "Most of it was to mend the mess of my face because of the boxing, but I went to the wrong guy to put my face back together," Rourke, 59, told the Daily Mail in 2009.

Interestingly enough, Rourke, who experienced a legitimate career renaissance after appearing in Darren Aronofsky's heart-wrenching 2008 drama, "The Wrestler," has reportedly undergone further cosmetic surgery and lost a significant amount of weight to play openly gay Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas, 37, in an upcoming biopic.