Wrestler (The)

The Ayatollah (Ernest Miller) knee pads



An original costume piece used in the production of The Wrestler, the 2008 sporting drama picture starring Mickey Rourke under the direction of Darren Aronofsky.

These knee pads formed part of the costume worn by former wrestler Ernest Miller as The Ayatollah as he faces Randy Robinson (Mickey Rourke) in the climactic sequence of the movie. Constructed from foam with elasticated straps the knee pads are covered in white and red material and feature a large black and green star, one has been hand signed by Miller and inscribed 'The Cat', his nickname while active as a professional wrestler.

The knee pads measure approximately 8" x 7" and remain in good condition with some surface wear and sweat marks to the interior consistent with heavy production use.

A rare example of principal character costume from this critically acclaimed picture which saw Mickey Rourke nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Movie / TV Show Wrestler (The)