Robert Downey Jr
Born April 4, 1965
Robert Downey Jr (RDJ from here on out) has become much more of an actor than in the 2.0 version of his career than he was during the original version. I don’t think that he is necessarily a better actor but I think he has allowed himself to be a more consciously good person and that has come throughin his work. Below is a very limited take on some of my favs of RDJ.
- Tony Stark/Iron Man – Iron Man – The Incredible Hulk – Iron Man 2 – The Avengers – Iron Man 3 – Avengers: Age of Ultron – Captain America: Civil War – Spider-Man: Homecoming – Avengers: Infinity War – Look at that list of movies. RDJ was the hero that started it all. I know that Hulk dropped that same year but Iron Man was the one. And face it, RDJ is Tony Stark.
- Sherlock Holmes – This is my favorite version of Sherlock Holmes. There is something about the way that RDJ plays the role and the way that the movie as a whole is shot that makes it fun to watch.
- Tropic Thunder – Holy crap. RDJ playing an over-the-top method actor that gets his skin pigmented to play an African American role. If you haven’t watched it, what are you waiting for?
- Weird Science – This was my first recorded memory with RDJ in a movie. He was the foil to the two geeks. He was their nemesis in high school. Hard to believe it is the same guy.
I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it’s a verb.
-Robert Downey Jr