His latest "Hollywood moment," came near the end of Tuesday night's Champions League clash with Manchester City, with his melodramatic slide to celebrate the denouement of a Blockbuster game of football.
Who can forget his legend-making run down the tunnel at the climax of Porto's epic triumph at Old Trafford in 2004, or his villainous eye-poke on the helpless Tito Vilanova last season?
Who was to know the innocent Vilanova would become Barcelona boss only months later?
Here are seven characters from legendary films whose personalities match that of the Real coach, for better or worse.
And who knows, maybe the tale of the controversial Mourinho will one day be told on the big screen...