WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's known in the wrestling world as "gigging." Cutting yourself in the ring on purpose to make the match more dramatic.
Mickey Rourke did it in "The Wrestler." He took a razor blade and slashed his forehead. You can see it in the movie.
Director Darren Aronofsky says he made sure it would be safe before he allowed it. Just in case, he had a prosthetic forehead created, but he didn't use it when Rourke cut himself for real.
The Wrestler opens in more cities this Friday.