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Golden Globes Odds: Rourke’s Revival Could Pay Big

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
Published on:
Jan/10/2009
Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke's return to the big screen may not only pay off for his career, but it could land betters a good payday too. Sportsbook.com has all the latest betting odds.

Rourke, who revived his acting career with an outstanding performance in the movie ‘The Wrestler', is listed at +225 odds at Sportsbook.com to win a Golden Globe award for Best Dramatic Actor this Sunday.

Movie buffs can wager on the winners for the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Here's a look at the odds offered here at Sportsbook.com.

Best Dramatic Actor

Sean Penn (+150), Mickey Rourke (+225), Frank Langella (+350), Brad Pitt (+500), Leonardo DiCaprio (+550)

More of the experts feel this is a two-man race. Penn for his dead-on portrayal of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man voted into office in America, and who was shot dead in 1978.

Rourke is a great challenger for this award as a broken down professional wrestler who's not ready to give up. That fact this role in ‘The Wrestler' will revive Rourke's career also helps his chances of winning.

Best Dramatic Actress

Meryl Streep (+175), Kate Winslet (+250), Anne Hathaway (+250), Angelina Jolie (+500), Kristin Scott Thomas (+500)

Streep has a powerful role in the movie ‘Doubt' where she questions whether the parish priest is acting inappropriately with an altar boy back in 1964 Bronx, New York.

Winslet's character in ‘Revolutionary Road' is involved in a marriage going badly downhill for a couple that moves from Manhattan to the suburbs in the 1950's.

Hathaway has been the slight upset pick of many for her performance in ‘Rachel Getting Married' and voters will like the fact this is her first high profile dramatic role.

Best Dramatic Film

Slumdog Millionaire (+Even), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (+250), Revolutionary Road (+350), Frost/Nixon (+500), The Reader (+800)

‘Slumdog Millionaire' is the heavy favorite as it tells a compelling story of hope in addition to portraying the hardship of growing up in the slums of India.

‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' has been compared to ‘Forrest Gump' with Brad Pitt getting the lead role. This movie ties for the lead with ‘Doubt' and ‘Frost/Nixon' with five total Golden Globe nominations.  

Best Supporting Actor

Heath Ledger (-1000), The Field, i.e. any other actor (+500)

Ledger got tremendous reviews for his mesmerizing role as the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight'. The fact he's the sentimental pick after tragically passing away doesn't hurt either.

Philip Seymour Hoffman as the priest in ‘Doubt' leads ‘The Field' category.

Best Supporting Actress

Penelope Cruz (-110), Kate Winslet (+200), Viola Davis (+300), Amy Adams (+800), Marisa Tomei (+800)

Cruz is the solid favorite for her role in ‘Vicky Christina Barcelona', while Winslet is being nominated in ‘The Reader' after getting a Best Dramatic Actress nomination in ‘Revolutionary Road'.

Tomei is getting support playing a vulnerable stripper in ‘The Wrestler', so she is very interesting at these long-shot odds.

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Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter

 

 

 

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