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Rourke wants Penn to win the Oscars

Published: Thursday, February 12, 2009, 10:10 [IST]

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Washington (ANI): Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke wants his good friend Sean Penn to win the Oscars. Rourke and Penn have been nominated in the Best actor category at the Oscars for The Wrestler and Milk respectively. Rourke is adamant he wants Penn to win the honour for he has helped him get back on track following his drug addiction in the 1990s.

"Sean Penn is a good friend of mine. When I was down and out, he got hold of me and told me exactly what to do and not to do," Contactmusic quoted Rourke as saying. "I owe him so much that I hope he wins the award," he added.

Topics: the wrestler, sean penn, mickey rourke
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