Seemingly out of the blue, Mickey Rourke has reignited a decades-old feud with Robert De Niro, even threatening to "severely" embarrass the "Raging Bull" actor.
Mickey took to Instagram on Friday to share an expletive-filled rant about Robert, saying he heard that Robert was talking trash about him.
In posting a photo of the famed actor, Mickey called Robert a "big f—ing crybaby."
"The Wrestler" actor claimed he heard from a friend that Robert called him a "liar" to the media, although Mickey doesn't indicate who told him this, nor the newspaper which supposedly ran the insult. It's believed that the men had a disagreement about 2019's "The Irishman."
"Listen Mr.Tough Guy in the movies, you're the 1st person that ever called me a liar and it was in a newspaper," Mickey wrote. "Let me tell you something, you punk a–, when i see you i swear to God on my Grandmother, on my brother and all my dogs,i gonna embarrass you severely 100%."
He signed the post, "Mickey Rourke as God is my witness."
In the comments section of the post, Mickey didn't back down, writing, "I'll b relocating moving back to NYC in [next] few months this encounter will for sure [happen]."
Robert lives in New York City, although he plans to stay in upstate New York because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Last year, Mickey claimed that Robert essentially blocked him from having a role in "The Irishman."
"Marty Scorsese wanted to meet me for a movie with Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro," Mickey told the Italian show "Live – Non e la D'Urso." in September 2019. "The casting person told my manager that Robert De Niro said he refused to work with me in a movie."
A rep for Robert, though, said Mickey was never considered for any type of role in the Netflix movie.
The men worked together in 1987 on "Angel Heart," and it's there that the bad blood began. Mickey alleged that Robert was unkind to him on set.
"It hurt my feelings a little bit 'cause I looked up to him," Mickey said last year. "I don't look up to him no more. I look through him. He don't forget what happened 20 years ago. Because they have a saying, 'I took him to school' before no other actor."