Monday, February 16, 2009
Mickey Rourke caused a stir at London Heathrow when he checked in a five-and-a-half stone suitcase packed with shoes.
The 56-year-old actor â€“ who was flying first class from London to New York - was forced to repack his bags as the crammed case of footwear was 4kg over the maximum weight limit.
An airline source told Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper: "It was really weird and extraordinary to watch. Five-and-a-half stone â€“ 36kg â€“ of shoes is one heck of a lot of shoes, especially for a man.
"It's the sort of thing you would expect from Victoria Beckham, but not of a tough guy like Mickey Rourke."
Mickey â€“ who was returning to the US after an eight-day stay in London â€“ has evidently adapted to the UK climate.
The source said: "It was freezing cold but he had no socks on and a pair of blue slip-ons with very low heels. And it turned out that he had about 40 pairs of shoes very similar to the ones he was wearing in the case."
During his stay in the UK, the Hollywood star picked up the Best Actor award at last week's BAFTAs for his comeback role in 'The Wrestler'.