Mickey Rourke took to Instagram to criticize longtime rival Robert De Niro over the weekend and called him a “punk A–.” 

The feud between the two actors dates as far back as 1987 when they both appeared in the movie Angel Heart. After the film, Rourke claimed that he was snubbed by De Niro.

The post has since been deleted, but Rourke wrote, “Hey Robert De Niro, that’s right i am talking to you, you big fucking crybaby. A friend of mine just recently told me that a few months back you’re quoted as saying to newspapers “Mickey Rourke’s a liar he talks all kind of shit”. Listen Mr.Tough Guy in the movies, you’re the 1st person that ever called me a liar and it was in a newspaper. Let me tell you something, you punk ass, when i see you i swear to God on my Grandmother, on my brother and all my dogs,i gonna embarrass you severely 100%. Mickey Rourke ‘as God is my witness.’”

In September, Rourke claimed that De Niro had prevented Rourke from being in the 2019 film The Irishman. In an interview with the Italian TV show Live — Non è la D’Urso, Rourke said, “Marty Scorsese, great director, he wanted to meet me for a movie with Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Chris Walken and Robert De Niro. The casting person told my manager that Robert De Niro said he refused to work with me in a movie.”

A representative for De Niro, Stan Rosenfield, told The New York Post in response, “According to The Irishman producers, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and casting director Ellen Lewis, Mickey Rourke was never asked to be in The Irishman nor was he ever even thought of, discussed or considered to be in the movie.” He added that De Niro is “aware of these comments.”

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