Mickey Rooney on hanging with Hollywood's A-list
September 14th, 2010
01:34 PM ET

Mickey Rooney on hanging with Hollywood's A-list

He ruled the box office in the 1930s and now 88-year-old Mickey Rooney is back on Hollywood's A-list.

The big-screen legend, who mingled with silver-screen stars like Judy Garland and Cary Grant in his heyday, says that he and wife Jan now pal around with the likes of  Brangelina and Tomkat.

Rooney, who still acts and performs in nightclubs, told the New York Post: "Jan and I know Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. My wife Jan sang at Anthony Hopkins’ wedding — and who walks up and talks to me but Tom Cruise? A real gentleman."

The former vaudevillian added that he and buddy Ben Stiller might be teaming up again for another installment of the "A Night at the Museum" comedy franchise.

"We’re talking about my coming back for the third one," Rooney said. "Ben Stiller appeared in a pilot for a reality show that Jan and I recently shot. So did Pat Boone. And I just wrapped a movie with Ernest Borgnine called 'Night Club.'"

Though he's busier than most actors half his age, Rooney has no plans to slow down anytime soon. "I always say, “Don’t retire — inspire," Rooney told the Post. "You’ve got to keep people working."


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    August 29, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Eudora,

    Mickey Rooney is one of a kind, What a great actor and performer. Hope he lives a long and healthy life.

    December 5, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. james

    At one time Mickey Rooney was the highest paid and highest grossing actor on the planet. He dated and sometimes married the most beautiful women in the world. His Andy Hardy series was big box office along with many of his movies with Judy Garland.

    What made him so loved is that he was appreciative and gracious about his fame and success, and never took it for granted. The GREAT Mickey Rooney.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chuck d

    cool to see mickey is still here loved his movies

    September 15, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cara

    Mickey Rooney is 89 years old not 88. He will be celebrating his 90th birthday at the end of this month.

    September 15, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. maggie katz

    Mickey Rooney 90th birthday concert at FEINSTEIN's Regency Sept.20th (212) 330 4045. It will be a big event with Mickey and Jan performing and special guest will be presenting Mickey with a cake.

    September 15, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. Height

    He has much spirit – he is funny–one of the best.That would be interesting for him to do DWTS.

    September 15, 2010 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
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    September 14, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SKY

    AT EVERY HOLLYWOOD EVENT, MICKEY ROONEY SHOULD HAVE FRONT ROW SEAT!
    IT IS A HONOR , JUST TO SPEAK TO HIM. THIS IS A REAL ACTOR.....AND MANY OF
    HIS MOVIES ARE STILL ENJOYABLE TO SEE....I BROUGHT SEVERAL OLDER MOVIES
    OF MICKEY ROONDY FOR MY KIDS WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG, AND THEY LOVED
    THEM....AND NOW THEY ARE SHOWING HIS MOVIES TO THEIR KIDS,,,,,MICKEY ROONEY
    IS A REAL ACTOR!

    September 14, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Holly Golightly

    dude, could he name drop anymore???

    September 14, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jay

    why dont we ask Adam Carolla what He thinks?

    September 14, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Gail Snail

    I think you're on to something, LRoy. Heck! If flat-footed Buzz Auldrin could be on DWTS, so should Mickey Rooney. I'd vote for him.

    September 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LRoy

    Now HE should be on Dancing with the Stars! I think he'd do quite well...if the old ticker can handle it.

    September 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |

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