More than 200 films, countless television series, four Oscar nominations and two honorary statues, one as a child actor (1939) and one for his career in 1983. That is part of the legacy of Mickey Rooney, who has passed away today 93 years. One of the most prolific filmographies in Hollywood history, in which he has had time to even laugh at himself with cameos in The Simpsons and the last movie of “The Muppets” on free full movies online. A tireless worker who was still active despite his age. He had already started shooting the third installment of Night at the Museum, was preparing a new version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and had two other films in pre-production.
An example of how a child prodigy can adapt to the rules of the film Mecca and remain one of the most beloved celebrities by the public. In such an extensive work it is difficult to choose only ten films that summarize almost 90 years of career. These are just a few of the many unforgettable moments he gifted to viewer Mickey Rooney.
- Mickey’s Pals(1927)
His film debut was with the short film Not to be trusted (1926), nevertheless the fame came to him by the series of shorts in which it interpreted the small Mickey McGuire. More than 50 titles with which he dazzled the people and producers of Hollywood who quickly looked at him.
- Honor of the Family (1937)
The first adventure of the Hardy family. One of the actor’s greatest hits, which gave life to teen Andy during a saga that lasted 19 films. Rooney was able to alternate these works with other films that gave him prestige within the profession, although the Hardy family gave the public recognition to him.
- Captains Intrepid (1937) – Full cast and crew
One of his most iconic films is Intrepid Captains. Rooney has a supporting role in this film, but the film became a critical success that made her an Oscar nominee for the best film and garnered the Best Actor Award for Spencer Tracy. A great adaptation of the novel by Rudyard Kipling.
- Babes in Arms (1939)
One of his last appearances with another young prodigy girl, Judy Garland. Both formed a successful couple that in this film tells a story that is very close to them: that of two kids who want to succeed in Hollywood. The children of the show were the first Oscar nomination for Rooney.
- The Human Comedy (1943)
Second Oscar nomination for Rooney thanks to this drama in which Rooney has to take care of his mother and his younger brother when the major is sent to war. One of the actor’s most intense roles. The film won five Academy Award nominations and won the Best Original Screenplay.
- Bloody Dawn (1956) – Full cast and crew
And another nomination for Mickey Rooney, which was already taken into account for serious roles. This time he chose the Best Supporting Actor award, although he lost again (this time against Anthony Quinn). A drama set in World War II that showed the suffering of the soldiers sent to the conflict.
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
One of the most iconic films in the history of cinema was the participation of a Mickey Rooney in an eccentric role (Mr. Yunioshi ) that divided the press and later has been categorized as racist and offensive towards the Asian community.
- it’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world (1963)
Stanley Kramer got a cast of stars for this delirious comedy around the pursuit of a treasure. A critical and public success that has even suffered a remake, Ratas a la carrera.
- The Black Stallion
Last Oscar nomination for Rooney for this emotional story about a boy and his horse, who will eventually triumph in the world of racing. The film was produced by Francis Ford Coppola and in it Rooney gave life to the loving trainer and ex-jockey Henry Dailey. The success of the film made Rooney himself play a series of 79 chapters based on the film.
- Night at the Museum (2006)
One of his last appearances in the cinemas was in the saga of one night in the museum. The actor gave life to an absentminded guard of the museum next to another legend of Hollywood: Dick Van Dyke. Rooney was shooting scenes from the third installment at the moment, proving that he had the strength to continue doing what he liked best: acting. Get more details on Latest Hollywood movies site.