Mickey Rourke doesn`t respect many other actors
The 57-year-old star - who received critical acclaim for his role as Randy `The Ram` Robinson` in `The Wrestler` - believes few people in Hollywood are as professional as they let on and claims many of them "suck".
He said: "You can be less than mediocre and be a f*****g movie star. I have respect for very few actors and actresses. Some of them get a lot of acclaim but just because their movie made $200 million at the box office; they still suck. I got no respect for them and I used to let them know it."
However, the leading man now prefers to keep out of arguments with other actors, and maintains dignity when he doesn`t like a co-star.
He told Parade.com: "It was important for me to put that aside and go, `You know what? This is a business. If you kiss the right ass and you get lucky on a movie or two, you could last 10 years.` So, now, I just keep my mouth shut and pet my chihuahuas."
Recently Mickey revealed his distaste for one nameless actress, who he claimed "s**ts herself" whenever filming begins.
He said: "If they know their work, fine, if they`re don`t, f**k `em. I worked with an actress recently who, despite having a reputation as a `good actress`, s**ts herself when that little red light comes on. She`s fooled everyone into thinking she`s a lot better than she is.