"The Wrestler" star was forced to submit -- to airport security.
The Academy Award-nominated actor was forced to wait 10 minutes as security rummaged through his belongings and asked him about the amount of money he was carrying, the paper reported.
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Rourke was apparently not amused by the hold-up.
When the actor was finally sprung from the clutches of security and determined not to be a threat, he stormed off with his bags and was flanked by two body guards.