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Mickey Rourke Gives The Best Acceptance Speech

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Mickey Rourke won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama at the Golden Globes this evening for his lead role in The Wrestler.

He gave a surprisingly eloquent and heartfelt speech, noting that he is not used to speaking in public and that he was almost "out of the business" (Hollywood) a few years ago. (The critics are calling his speech "interesting.")

Rourke thanked his agent, director, producers, co-stars, etc. and then he told the audience he'd like to thank his dogs--both the ones that are still with him now, and those that had passed on.

Sometimes when a man's alone, all you got is your dog and they meant the world to me.
--Mickey Rourke, during his acceptance speech for Best Actor at the Golden Globes.

I bet nobody's ever thanked their dog before at the Golden Globes, and I admire that Mickey Rourke did. He expressed the immense love and gratitude we feel towards our dogs who give us unconditional love, companionship and loyalty. (Not to mention regular laughs.)

Read more at: http://www.examiner.com/article/mickey-rourke-wins-best-actor-at-golden-globes-and-thanks-his-dogs-updated-with-video
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