Darren Aronofsky’s, The Wrestler won top honors today at the 65th Venice Film Festival (press release) by winning its highly coveted Golden Lion (more at GreenCine Daily). I wouldn’t necessarily say this was a shocker given that industry insiders had already hinted this film could very well be a dark horse for best picture at the upcoming Academy Awards. Mickey Rourke who many counted out after what was supposed to be his big return in Sin City, has finally clawed his way back into the forefront of cinema in what should be a huge turning point for him and Aronofsky.
Official still used in the original international release of the film.
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