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Rourke Racks Up Flier Miles On... Shoes

Feb. 17 2009, Published 11:16 a.m. ET

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About to head home, macho man Mickey Rourke was forced to sit in his corner at London's Heathrow airport when one piece of luggage was found to be seriously overweight.

The reason? Approximately 80 pounds of shoes.

Said an airline employee, that is "one heck of a lot of shoes, especially for a bloke."

The actor -- who is likely to play the villain Whiplash in Iron Man 2 -- was returning from an 8-day stay in the UK for the BAFTA awards where he won best actor for The Wrestler.

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Hey, the guy likes a selection for casual and formal. The footwear was redistributed to other bags and he boarded his flight.

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