Bruce Springsteen wins a Golden Globe
12th Jan 2009 | 16:53
Takes home trophy for song The Wrestler
He's won an Oscar, Grammys, he's been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and last night Bruce Springsteen added another trophy to his mantle by winning a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for The Wrestler.
A haunting, piano-and-acoustic guitar-driven ballad, reminiscent of his work on The Ghost Of Tom Joad, The Wrestler is the end credit song to director Darren Aronofsky's searing film about a middle-aged wrestler desperate for once last chance at glory.
Actor Mickey Rourke, in a comeback performance that echoes the movie's storyline, also took home a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama. Accepting his award, Springsteen thanked Rourke for personally calling him and asking him to be involved in the low-budget film.
Axl Rose also gets a shout-out
Springsteen wasn't the only rocker to receive props for The Wrestler. Picking up his Best Actor trophy, Rourke gave thanks to Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose for allowing the use of the song Welcome To The ]ungle, which figures prominently in the movie.
Check out Bruce Springsteen's The Wrestler below.