"Some people call wrestling the lowest of art forms, and some call ballet the highest of art forms, yet there is something elementally the same. Mickey Rourke as a wrestler was going through something very similar to Natalie Portman as a ballerina." Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky likens his new release BLACK SWAN to Rourke's THE WRESTLER movie, drawing similarities between the intense training and self-punishment involved in the two careers.