CATEGORIES Movies, Summer Movies
With the 'Iron Man 2' hype-machine in overdrive right now, you would think the movie stars at the center of the hype storm would feel overwhelmed. That is definitely not the case for Mickey Rourke.

Going from an Oscar nominee to the villain of the summer's most-anticipated blockbuster seems like an afterthought for the haggard actor, who has much more fun telling David Letterman about an arm-wrestling match gone horribly awry. It started -- like probably many of Rourke's tales - in a bar, somewhere around the world. With the 'Iron Man 2' hype-machine in overdrive right now, you would think the movie stars at the center of the hype storm would feel overwhelmed. That is definitely not the case for Mickey Rourke.

Going from an Oscar nominee to the villain of the summer's most-anticipated blockbuster seems like an afterthought for the haggard actor, who has much more fun telling David Letterman about an arm-wrestling match gone horribly awry. It started -- like probably many of Rourke's tales - in a bar, somewhere around the world.

Watch Rourke Discuss the Grisly Incident With Letterman

The 'Wrestler' star was laid-back in describing the nasty injury, which is a pretty common mindset for Rourke. He could simply be relaxing after a long, arduous shoot on 'Iron Man 2.' However, a Times Live report reveals that this was the actor's approach all the way through filming; when speaking to MTV, Rourke said, "I had no idea what was going on in the movie, really." He admitted he didn't even watch the finished film, instead only reading his parts of the script. In addition, when commenting on his next project -- a film with Megan Fox titled 'Passion Play' -- Rourke declared, "I just did a movie with Megan Fox and I have no idea what's going on!"

The man does not let the Hollywood pressure get to him. A possible insight into Rourke's free-spirit attitude may have come in a recent interview on 'Good Morning America.' In a sit-down conversation with the show, Rourke stated that "I think when you're out of the game for, like, 14 years, and let's say the phone doesn't ring for a decade, I think for the rest of my career I'm always going to feel like I'm on thin ice because I was out for so long and I could mess it all up like that."

Watch Rourke on 'GMA'

After the incredible comeback trail the he has blazed in the last few years, Rourke is most likely taking an "enjoy it while you can" approach. Can't say we blame him -- there isn't enough time to read about Pepper Potts when there are international arm-wrestling contests being held elsewhere.