Mickey Rourke won the Golden Globe for Best Actor the other night. I haven't seen the performance that snagged Rourke his award, but this part of his acceptance speech snagged me:
I'd like to thank all my dogs, the ones that are here and the ones that aren't here anymore, because sometimes when a man's alone, that's all you got is your dog, and they meant the world to me.I've been there, too, Mickey, especially during my screenwriting days. The old Hollywood joke that "if you want a friend, get a dog" is so bitterly funny only because it's generally so bitterly true. And I can think of one particularly hellish year alone that I might not have made it through without this dog:
That's Mira. She's no longer with us, but she still means the world to me.
And I have never liked Mickey Rourke more than I do right now.