Wrestler turned actor, Mickey Rourke, 67, took to Instagram and made some incendiary remarks against Robert De Niro, 76 recently.
According to a ScreenRant report, the two were co-stars in the classic horror film, Angel Heart in 1987.
This is reportedly where the rift between the two film stars began.
Rourke claimed on PageSix.com that De Niro “snubbed him” at the time of the aforementioned Alan Parker’s 1987 film.
Rourke, not one to mince his words, posted a fiery and lengthy diatribe.
He wrote that he would “embarrass” the iconic 76-year-old actor “severely” should they run into each other.
In the same expletive-filled post, Rourke accused De Niro of calling him a “liar.”
The message is clear however poorly put together which makes it less threatening, ScreenRant added.
Page Six Report Detailed Rourke’s Now-Deleted Instagram Post
“Hey Robert De Niro, that’s right i am talking to you” and then he called De Niro a “ big f * * * *ng crybaby,”.
Rourke said one of his friends had just informed him recently that De Niro was “quoted as saying” to papers.
“Mickey Rourke’s a liar” he says “all kind of s–t,” he added.
“Listen Mr.Tough Guy” in the films, “you’re the 1st person” that ever accused me of being “a liar” moreover “it was in a newspaper.”
Let me tell you something, you p* *k a **, when we cross paths “ i swear to God on my Grandmother”, on my male sibling and all my canine pets, i gonna “embarrass you severely” completely.
He ended the post with “Mickey Rourke as God is my witness” (sic)
A three-decade beef between the thespians intensified when Rourke speculated that he was “blocked from appearing” in `The Irishman’. He said De Niro has a hand in it.
In addition, Rourke was on an Italian TV show, and he detailed:
“Marty Scorsese, great director,” would like to discuss “a movie with Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Chris Walken, and Robert De Niro,”
However, “the casting person” informed Rourke’s manager that De Niro “refused to work with me in a movie.”
Stan Rosenfield Spoke on Behalf of De Niro:
“According to ‘The Irishman’ producers, and casting director, “Rourke wasn’t invited to take part in ‘The Irishman’ not even “thought of, discussed or considered to be in the film.”